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Halifax Aims To Add 210 Electric Buses In Next 8 Years

June 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Halifax Regional Municipality up in Canada is getting more serious about climate action and stopping air pollution in its borders. The municipality has plans to put $780 million into getting the 210 electric buses onto the road and 3 new ferry routes into service by


Safer, More Sustainable Transport In A Post-COVID-19 World

April 27th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people but for all urban residents


LA Shows The Value Of Bus-Only Lanes (Video)

January 15th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Mass transit, and especially electric mass transit, are top solutions for a variety of transportation challenges. It provides solutions to traffic congestion, pollution, and inequity. Many people who choose buses, walking, subways, and mass transit, do so — to avoid the stress of traffic. They are an antidote to some of the biggest negative side effects of car culture


The Loop Link In Chicago: $32,000,000 For A Lane Still Filled With Rush Hour Traffic

March 17th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Rush hour Chicago provides an untapped income for the city of Chicago. Traffic enforcement could pick up funds from well-deserved traffic tickets. It seems no one is getting a ticket and the chaos continues. The larger question is — after $32 million of taxpayer money to build it, is the Loop Link being used as intended? No, not much, it seems. It was designed for fluid, fast, reliable movement — time-saving, much-needed flow for the city's buses. Lost? The Loop Link is specially marked bus lanes meant to offer mass transit an unfettered flight during rush hour times. And yet


Washington’s “Sound Transit 3” Plan Moving Forward Following Approval Of Proposition 1

November 28th, 2016 | by James Ayre

Following an election victory that saw King County (Seattle) and Snohomish County vote for approval of Proposition 1, and Pierce County (Tacoma) vote against it, the Sound Transit 3 plan — which will see a substantial expansion of the region's light-rail system as well as bus rapid transit (BRT), express bus, and commuter rail services — will now be moving forward



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