Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Disruption is around every corner by way of globally connected economies, inevitable superstorms, and technology’s endless reinvention. But most of us were born into a culture which aspired to solve all problems. How do we support people and create systems that know how to recover, persist, and even thrive in the face of change? Andrew Zolli introduces "resilience thinking," a new generation’s wisdom for a world of constant change.
TN MOVING STORIES: Beijing Bike Scheme, Florida Traffic Deaths Drop, Airlines Sue DOT Over Advertising Rules
Thursday, January 12, 2012
By Kate Hinds
Top stories on TN:
Trying Out Staten Island's Bus Time (Link)
Montana To Parents, Kids: We Know It’s Winter — But You Can Still Walk & Bike To School (Link)
As Presidential Race Moves to South Carolina, Pothole Ads Do, Too (Link)
Amtrak: In 2012, We Want eTickets, Electric Locomotives, and Speedier Trains (Link)
Beijing will put 20,000 rental bikes on the street this year to ease congestion -- and open four new subway lines. (Xinhua)
Parts of Nigeria are under a curfew after protests against the ending of fuel subsidies grew violent. "Overnight, prices at the pump more than doubled...The costs of food and transportation also doubled." (NPR)
Adding mass transit to the Tappan Zee Bridge would delay the project at least two years, says the head of the New York State DOT. (Journal News)
New MTA head Joe Lhota says he'll continue to pursue a smartcard system for NYC transit. (New York Times)
Traffic deaths in Florida dropped to a 33-year low in 2011, although the state's population doubled in that span. (AP via Miami Herald)
Some airlines are suing the DOT over its requirement that advertisements include all taxes and fees in ticket prices for flights. (The Hill)
Sales of diesel-powered cars in the U.S. rose 27.4 percent in 2011 while hybrid sales dropped 2.2 percent. (AutoBlogGreen)
DC's Metro would have to condemn many more properties than originally thought in order to build the Purple Line. (Washington Post)
Volkswagen unveils the E-Bugster -- an electric Beetle concept car -- in Detroit. (Gizmag)
TN MOVING STORIES: Cuomo May Tap Pension Funds to Finance Tappan Zee, What The New Fuel Economy Standards Mean for You, and More on the "Low Line"
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
By Kate Hinds
Top stories on TN:
DOT head Ray LaHood hopes to transportation doesn't get cut in the wake of the supercommittee failure. (Link)
Connecticut is getting inter-city bus BRT. (Link)
NY builds its first 'slow zone' to combat speeding. (Link)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may use private and public pension funds to help finance the Tappan Zee Bridge overhaul. (Wall Street Journal)
Maryland's latest toll road could be its last for a generation, given how much the state had to borrow to build it. (Washington Post)
Senator Schumer is backing lower tolls for Staten Islanders. (Staten Island Advance)
NYC school bus drivers: not striking yet. (WNYC)
Editorial: the list of projects on Atlanta's upcoming transit referendum is a necessity, not a choice. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
What the new fuel economy standards will mean to you. (KQED Climate Watch)
Korean auto manufacturers are ramping up U.S. lobbying. (Politico)
Volkswagen's new concept delivery van has "semi-autonomous capabilities." (Gizmag)
An abandoned trolley terminal under NYC's Delancey Street could become the 'Low Line' -- an underground park. (New York Times)
Mobile, Alabama, gets its first bike racks. (Press-Register)
Obesity is a major problem for America's truck drivers. (New York Times)
Who's buying hybrids? Looks like people on the West Coast. (NPR)
Friday, June 03, 2011
With gas prices on the rise, and energy policy in the headlines, both consumers and governments have reason to be happy about GM’s new hybrid, the Chevy Volt. The car is still in limited supply, and it’s pretty expensive — near $50,000. But for those who can get their hands on a brand new Chevy Volt, the government has added an incentive — a tax rebate of $7,500. However, as Mary Chapman writes in The New York Times "Wheels" blog, that deal may have been a little too sweet. Car dealers across the country have begun snatching up the rebate for themselves, and leaving their customers in the dust.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Lawmakers announced Monday new legislation geared toward helping to create a fuel-efficient taxi fleet in the city.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Brooklyn became the latest testing ground Thursday to bring back the chestnut tree, once a crowning glory of the American timber supply, yielding masts on sailboats, railroad ties and barn doors aplenty, that has struggled to survive a fatal blight introduced to the East Coast about 100 years ago.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
What is it like to be an early adopter of electric vehicles? President Barack Obama set a goal of having 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 in his State of the Union, but today there are only a few hundred Americans driving electrics. Last November an attorney from White Plains traded his speedy Camaro in for a chance to be a test driver for the Chevrolet Volt, an electric car that he has used to commute 14 miles from his home to West Nyack.