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Soaring Auto Production Poses Challenges to Sustainability in Transportation

Soaring Auto Production Poses Challenges to Sustainability in Transportation

Investments in automobile infrastructure outpaces spending for alternative transit and car production increases

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Electric Vehicles: Transitioning to a Sustainable Future

Electric Vehicles: Transitioning to a Sustainable Future

As national governments shift to green transit technologies, what role will electric vehicles play?

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Sustainable Transportation gains momentum at Rio+20

Sustainable Transportation gains momentum at Rio+20

As city populations grow and the streets become more congested, a paradigm shift to sustainable transportation couldn’t be timelier

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Rio+20: A move towards more sustainable transportation

Rio+20: A move towards more sustainable transportation

Transportation emits ~80% of the harmful air pollutants; we must decrease emissions to improve health & sustainability

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What Does a One-planet City Look Like?

What Does a One-planet City Look Like?

Vancouver is trying to be the world’s Greenest City, but that is far from a truly sustainable city. What changes are really needed?

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Too Little of a Good Thing?

Rail advocates found reason to cheer when President Obama announced a “comprehensive infrastructure plan to expand and renew our nation’s roads, railways and runways.” Though [Read More...]

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The Mother of All Traffic Jams

The Mother of All Traffic Jams

In quick order, China has climbed to the top of global rankings of producers and consumers of such key commodities as steel, aluminum, cement, and [Read More...]

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World Vehicle Production in Trouble--Converting to Rail?

World Vehicle Production in Trouble–Converting to Rail?

Recently, my colleague Alice McKeown posted a piece about world automobile trends on our Dateline: Copenhagen blog page.  I re-post the piece here, since these trends [Read More...]

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How do you say "clunker" in French?

How do you say "clunker" in French?

The U.S. “cash-for-clunkers” program has been more successful than expected, leading Congress to inject an additional $2 billion. Additional lessons may be learned from France’s experience with a similar “ecological bonus-malus” program. The United States has a long way to go to improve the poor fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet.

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