public transportation Archives - State of the Planet

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How Urban Transport is Changing in the Age of COVID-19

The pandemic is changing how we get around. Emergency response measures and experiments around the world offer lessons for sustainable mobility and resilience strategies going forward.

by |July 10, 2020
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Workshop Outlines Challenges and Opportunities for Electrifying NYC Buses

The Metropolitan Transit Authority aims to have a fully electric municipal bus fleet by 2040.

by |February 25, 2020

New York’s Overly Political Approach to Mass Transit

The time for a comprehensive fix for this region’s mass transit is long overdue.

by |January 28, 2019
Thomas Abdallah on the NYC subway.

The Mass Transit Man

Thomas Abdallah, adjunct professor at Columbia University, is working to make the NYC subway system more sustainable.

by |February 16, 2018

New York City’s Subways Need Congestion Pricing Now

Charging drivers more could provide much-needed funding for public transit, while reducing traffic and making Manhattan a better place to live and work.

by |November 20, 2017

Mass Transit in the Sustainable City

An effective transportation system is to the sustainable city what a well-functioning circulatory system is to a healthy human being. New York City has developed along the path of its subway system.

by |October 31, 2016

Going Electric Adds up to a Good Idea for NYC Buses

New York City Transit is considering adding electric buses to its fleet. The purchase price of electric buses is higher than for diesel buses-, but using them would reduce harmful emissions. So is this a good idea?

by |May 31, 2016