public transportation

New York High Speed Rail Routes Score Top Marks in New Study

New York High Speed Rail Routes Score Top Marks in New Study

This morning, America 2050, the nation's pro-high-speed rail group, released the first ever comparative study of nearly 8,000 potential high speed rail corridors. The analysis revealed which routes are

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South Korea Unveils World’s First Commerical Electric Bus

South Korea Unveils World’s First Commerical Electric Bus

Many countries have invested in green public transportation as of late, with both the UK and the US implementing trial electric bus services. However South Korea set to surpass both nations as the Seoul

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BMW Unveils Recyclable Eco Subway Cars for Poland

BMW Unveils Recyclable Eco Subway Cars for Poland

Think public transportation isn't sexy? What about if BMW designs your city's subway system? The luxury auto maker did just that in Poland, where it plans to launch the Inspiro subway car. Created by

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China Developing Traffic-Straddling Bus That Drives Over Cars

China Developing Traffic-Straddling Bus That Drives Over Cars

We're all for creative public transportation, but this scheme from Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co. may go a little too far. The so-called Straddling Bus looks kind of like an above-ground

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LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

Los Angeles is taking a progressive look at public transportation and railLA is leading the way, bringing together the forces of the Los Angeles Chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the

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Qatar Bids for 2022 World Cup With Stunning Solar-Powered Stadiums

Qatar Bids for 2022 World Cup With Stunning Solar-Powered Stadiums

Believe it or not, countries are already bidding to host the World Cup as far out as 2022, and Qatar has submitted their bid, which includes a slew of solar powered stadiums as well as significant

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London’s Hybrid Double-Decker Bus Officially Unveiled Today

London’s Hybrid Double-Decker Bus Officially Unveiled Today

Transport for London has been working on a new, more efficient, double-decker bus for London to replace the classic Routemaster. Today, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London officially

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First Train Fueled by Beef Biodiesel Hits the Rails in Texas

First Train Fueled by Beef Biodiesel Hits the Rails in Texas

The nation's first commuter train using a cleaner renewable biodiesel fuel blend launched yesterday as Amtrak's Heartland Flyer chugged from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Fort Worth, Texas on a blend of

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How to Use Technology to Green Your Commute

How to Use Technology to Green Your Commute

For most of us, walking, biking, driving or taking public transportation to and from work is a part of our everyday routine. Depending on the method you use, you might think that your ride is

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7 Ways to Green Your Commute With Technology

7 Ways to Green Your Commute With Technology

Although telecommuting and virtual conferencing are becoming more and more commonplace, for most of us it's still the norm to walk, drive, bike or take public transportation to get to work every day.

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SOM Unveils Plans For a Green Geothermal District in Beijing

SOM Unveils Plans For a Green Geothermal District in Beijing

SOM recently unveiled plans for a new urban center in Beijing’s Dawangjing District that will feature an integrated heating and cooling solution designed to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. The

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New York City Unveils New Silent Electric Bus

New York City Unveils New Silent Electric Bus

Photo by Michael Appleton Perhaps following London's lead, the NYC Transit recently rolled out a new electric bus that uses a turbine engine to recharge a lithium-ion battery. Also eco on the inside,

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Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan

Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan

Today President Barack Obama announced a "long overdue" plan to develop high speed rail lines in the US. Obama and his administration have identified 10 potential corridors for the new railways in

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IS IT GREEN?: ZipCar

IS IT GREEN?: ZipCar

One of the great perpetrators of the United States' wastefulness is urban sprawl, which leads to SOV (single occupancy vehicle) disorder. Many Americans drive to work, and we usually don’t carpool.

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Curitiba Public Transit

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Curitiba Public Transit

While we didn't include it on our top 5 public transportation cities list, Curitiba is definitely a case study in innovative and sustainable mass transit. Despite the small size of the city in Brazil,

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Top 5 Cities For Public Transit

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Top 5 Cities For Public Transit

So far at transportation Tuesdays, we've brought you the Top 5 Greenest Sports Cars and the Top 6 Sexiest Bicycles. Now, in the spirit of green civic pride, we'd like to focus on public transportation.

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