New Data Adds Job Creation to the Many Benefits of Bicycle Infrastructure
New report shows that Baltimore pedestrian and bike projects created nearly twice as many jobs per dollar spent than typical road projects.
USDOT Secretary LaHood's blog entry
Pew Report Examines Methods to Reduce Transport's Greenhouse-Gas Emissions
A major co-benefit of reducing transportation's GHG emissions is the resulting reductions in oil use and improvements in energy security.
The C-MAX Energi is a smaller, 5-seat minivan that can run off of a charge and switch to the conventional hybrid motor when necessary.
Washington State to Create Nation's First Electric Vehicle-Friendly Scenic Byway Along U.S 2
This route will connect to the I-5 "electric highway" enabling electric vehicle drivers to travel across the west coast to North Central Washington by the end of 2011.
Diesel Era Ends for MTA Buses
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority retired its last diesel bus, becoming the only major transit agency in the nation with a fleet that is totally equipped with alternative-fuel technologies.
More are choosing buses for travel between cities
A DePaul University professor said intercity bus travel was the United States' fastest-growing mode of transportation for the third straight year.Full story
Facebook, YouTube Campaign Urges Americans to Tell Congress about Transportation Needs
As congress begins work on a new transportation bill, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation bill, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) launched a social media campaign to generate public opinion about what priorities should be included.
Designing for Nonmotorists
FHWA field engineers learning and development seminar presentations now available on-line.
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Pavement to Parks Gives Road Space Back to Cyclists
San Francisco's Pavement to Parks project is converting unused road space into pedestrian and cycling friendly plazas and parklets that increase the revenue of local business.
FTA Awards National Parks, Forests, Wildlife Refuges $27 Million for Alternative Transportation
The U.S National Park Service, the U.S Forest Service, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management and local partner communities will receive funds for 47 projects.
Turn Water Into Fuel
Ratan Tata has invested $15 million towards a research project at MIT to use hydrogen from water as fuel for cars.
Ford Unveils First Plug-In Hybrid,
and It's a Minivan