Is the Avis / ZipCar Acquisition Green?

On January 8, 2013, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I am selling my little Honda in California, since I moved to Texas two years ago, I left a car in San Francisco to drive when I’m here. So I’d been looking into getting car share.  Absolutely loving the concept, been trying to figure out if it is a better deal for me than renting […]

Voters Approve High-Speed Rail for California

On November 11, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (11/11/08). California is moving ahead with an 800-mile high-speed train system serving Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, the Central Valley, the Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego. High-speed trains will be capable of maximum speeds of 220 miles per hour, covering San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2 […]

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Voters and Congress Decide the Fate of Public Transportation

On October 31, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (10/31/08). A record number of Americans are saving thousands per year by using public transportation from one day per week to living car free. In 2007, a 50-year record was set of 10.3 billion transit trips per year, saving over 4 billion gallons of car gasoline use. 2008 will set a new […]

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Keeping America Moving

On October 12, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (10/11/08). A record number of Americans are saving thousands per year by using public transportation from one day per week to living car free. In 2007, a 50-year record of 10.3 billion trips per year, saving over 4 billion gallons of car gasoline use. 2008 will set a new record that may […]

Death of a Dream?

On June 23, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Last week, both CNN and the Wall Street Journal ran stories that similarly raised the heretical question: is the American dream of suburbanism being killed by high gas prices? Increasingly, the answer seems, yes. Eastern philosophies teach us that our strengths are also our weaknesses. In the case of the U.S., […]

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UC San Diego Saves Millions with Transportation Demand Management

On March 27, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (3/26/08). Like all great universities, the University of California at San Diego, must either spend millions for car parking or spend millions for improved transportation. Using transportation demand management, UC San Diego is spending millions less in both areas. 27,500 students attend the university. “We encourage commuters to use alternate forms of […]

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Riding on Sunlight

On September 21, 2007, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (9/20/07). Electric light rail is a popular way to whisk millions through cities with speed, ease, and minimal emissions. Per passenger mile, source-to-wheels emissions are far less than people trying to navigate busy cities in their cars. Even if there is a coal power plant supplying the electricity, the efficiency of moving […]

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Avoiding Rush Hour

On May 9, 2007, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (5/9/07) Now you can save $1,000 per year, reduce stress and improve your health. How? Never face rush hour alone. Increasingly people are using one or more approaches to avoiding lost hours in gridlock: participating in flexible work, using the HOV lane, riding public transit, and walking. AAA determined that many drivers […]