New documentary Trainsforming America makes a sensible, impassioned argument for improving our options for rail travel in the United States.
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It’s widely understood that travel by train is perhaps the most eco-friendly way to get around, other than walking or biking. It’s certainly more efficient and less polluting than flying or driving a car. There are many travel calculators out there that will tell you exactly how much carbon you’ll be responsible for spewing into […]
Way2Go is an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) blog where EDF transportation experts promote innovative and environmentally beneficial transportation policies and actions. This was originally posted at blogs.edf.org/transportation by Carrie Denning. The start of a new year is a time to look forward, get a gym membership, and make resolutions. Here at Way2Go, we decided to […]
Editor’s note: This post was originally published on the Clean Fleet Report on April 7, 2009. Intermodal solutions allow people to effectively navigate major cities such as New York, Washington D.C., Paris, Madrid, and Tokyo. Subway and light-rail are especially effective, but expensive to build. As cities grow, change, and morph, not every potential route […]
Gas costs have skyrocketed, and with them, the cost of flying. This greenie isn’t 100% upset: with the cost of fuel increasing exponentially in the past few years, people are examining their transportation patterns and needs and trying to find cost- and fuel-effective methods of getting from Point A to Point B. Smaller, more fuel-efficient […]