Browsing the "Transit" Category

Edible Bus Stop—Now That's Cool!

February 24th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  Edible landscaping, mass transit, community—what’s not to love?! As Beth Buczynski writes on sister site Insteading: “A simple yet [&hellip


Light Rail Transportation Infographic: "Light Rail for Dummies"

May 31st, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Light rail is a great clean transit solution that could help many cities improve their quality of life. It is growing in popularity across the U.S., but is still probably unknown and unseen by many. And I’m sure there are millions upon millions of people who would be hard-pressed to come up with an answer as to how light rail transportation (LRT) is different from commuter rail or streetcars/trams. Very simply, light rail is somewhere in between those two, in the size of the trains, the distances they travel, and their typical speed. But, if you’re curious to know more, the great infographic below from Snapsort has a lot more info for you (presented in an aesthetically pleasing and fun way)


Earth Day 2011 Reflections

April 22nd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I think most of us green bloggers get quite frustrated with Earth Day. It can be a struggle for us to stay positive at this time. Why? Because we write about critical environmental issues and solutions to them all year long, and we are confronted with how little others are aware of or interested in such issues when Earth Day comes around. All of a sudden, a large number of people 'care' about the environment,... but don't expect that to stay 'till tomorrow. We get numerous pitches from non-green companies who want us to feature them in our Earth Day posts (as well as pitches from truly green companies, of course). For one day, it is more "fashionable" to be green. But just for one day


Top 40 Green Stories (April 5)

April 5th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Following my first top 37 green stories post yesterday, here's some top green news and commentary from the past day or so


More Jobs Created Focusing on Public Transit than New Roads, Another Study Finds

March 28th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

We've covered a number of studies over the years showing that investment in bikes and public transit is better for the economy than investment in roads. Another one, created by Smart Growth America (SGA), recently came out showing that stimulus dollars spent on public transit went a lot further than stimulus dollars spent on new roads



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