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Decreasing federal investment in public transit is threatening mobility options

On Aug 14, 2019
@smartcitiesdive shared
Federal investment in transportation and water infrastructure has declined substantially from almost 6% of total federal spending in the 1960s to only 2.5% as of 2017. https://t.co/VZMrU4KRUi
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Public transportation is a key part of our nation's infrastructure, but without increased and committed investment, it risks falling into disrepair.

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On Aug 14, 2019
@smartcitiesdive shared
Federal investment in transportation and water infrastructure has declined substantially from almost 6% of total federal spending in the 1960s to only 2.5% as of 2017. https://t.co/VZMrU4KRUi
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Decreasing federal investment in public transit is threatening mobility options

Public transportation is a key part of our nation's infrastructure, but without increased and committed investment, it risks falling into disrepair.



On Aug 12, 2019
@smartcitiesdive shared
As cities look to congestion pricing to help unclog gridlocked streets, questions remain about who should be charged and how much they should pay. @chris_teale https://t.co/AW3QSGJcdv
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'Free roads are not really free': Can cities make congestion pricing equitable?

Some suggest toll exemptions, others support rebate-based systems. But questions remain about who should be charged and how much they should pay.

On Aug 15, 2019
@transportgooru shared
RT @Iwona_Skowronek: Advanced #TrafficManagement in #Pittsburgh reduced travel times by 26%, wait times at intersections are down 41% and vehicle #emissions have been reduced by 21% #GHG #transport #decarbonisation #sdgs #smartmobility #ITS #smartcity #climateaction #SUMP https://t.co/8DVf05VC94
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Advanced traffic management is the next big thing for smart cities

Using video, analytics and artificial intelligence to unclog roadways isn't just good for vehicle emissions reductions. These technologies could become the foundation for more efficient and ...

On Aug 15, 2019
@mobilityweek shared
"To build the cities of the future, we must get out of our cars," says @rkunzig, Senior Environment Editor, @NatGeo. Do you agree? https://t.co/dDs4JQ3fe6 #MobilityWeek #WalkWithUs!
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To build the cities of the future, we must get out of our cars

Remaking healthy urban areas means repairing damage done to communities once blown apart to serve the automobile.

On Aug 11, 2019
@SharedUseCntr shared
The US is synonymous with spread-out, car-focused #transportation—with a history of 3.6 million deaths since 1899 and escalating pollution problems to show for it. In this light, @NewYorker asks, "Was it all a mistake?" https://t.co/bQ2KUytxMY
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Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake?

For a century, we’ve loved our cars. They haven’t loved us back.

On Aug 13, 2019
@macilree shared
RT @CityLab: Reducing speeds is the best, easiest, and fastest way to quickly radically improve safety, for both drivers and anyone in front of them, @ASmall_Word writes. https://t.co/65XJo0K93H
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The Case for the Slow City

From New York City to Portland, urban speed limits in the U.S. are tumbling. Are fast-paced Americans ready to embrace life in the slow lane?

On Aug 14, 2019
@PaulABarter shared
RT @PatrickSiegman: Nice to hear a planner recognize reality: “This does not mean that (developers) will not provide parking. It means they will provide as many parking spaces as the market dictates,” Hector Rodriguez,...[a] manager with the planning department..." #Houston https://t.co/WcaAN118Su
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Houston lifts minimum parking requirements in EaDo, Midtown

Property owners in east downtown and part of Midtown would be exempt from Houston’s minimum parking requirements under an ordinance approved by city council Wednesday that would allow ...

On Aug 13, 2019
@macilree shared
RT @JessicaCryptoML: The day Tesla puts driverless cars on the road, hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of stored-up revenue go straight to the bottom line #elon https://t.co/YETPEBxRCu https://t.co/2PGoNog6N6
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Tesla has a huge incentive to deploy self-driving tech — money

The day Tesla puts driverless cars on the road, hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of stored-up revenue go straight to the bottom line

On Aug 11, 2019
@macilree shared
RT @BikeAKL: We strongly support NZ's new #VisionZero-inspired road safety strategy, and have some suggestions to make it even more bike-friendly. Feedback is open until 5pm THIS WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST. Keen to support, but not sure what to say? Check our feedback guide: https://t.co/ilJzV2Zdww
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The Road to Zero – a new safety strategy (feedback open until 14 August)

We’ve written about Vision Zero before: the proposition that no loss of life is acceptable on our roads, and that human life and wellbeing must never be traded off against other priorities. ...

On Aug 15, 2019
@drkarenlucas shared
RT @uoldigital: Have you considered a career in #transport? The @ITSLeeds at the @UniversityLeeds boasts cutting-edge #drivingsimulation technology, research areas of global interest and now an exceptional online taster course! Join #TransportSystems today! https://t.co/xjbSkspo27 https://t.co/2HaByNDYBB
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Transport Systems: Global Issues and Future Innovations

How the transport sector can develop infrastructures suitable for 21st century? Find out with this online course by the University of Leeds.

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On Aug 15, 2019
@drkarenlucas shared
RT @oxfordgeography: Congratulations to our new Professor of Transport Studies and Geography, Tim Schwanen (@TimSchwanen, Director of @TSUOxford, Research Fellow at @StAnnesCollege, and Lead Researcher on @oxmartinschool's programme on Informal Cities) https://t.co/3KHgeeOaRW https://t.co/KoiLvVulvy
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Dr Tim Schwanen

Dr Tim Schwanen. People at the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) at the University of Oxford. The TSU seeks to advance innovative approaches to the study of 'transport futures' over time and ...

On Aug 14, 2019
@LSECities shared
@CiaranCuffe - MEP for #Dublin @greenparty_ie and recent @Lse Grad, shares his experience of the Executive MSc in Cities and how the programme has helped him as a #policymaker Read about his story >> https://t.co/7eLt8VfY2J #Blog https://t.co/b0oc2dX35W
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Executive MSc in Cities Graduate: Ciarán Cuffe’s Story

LSE Cities is an international centre at the LSE that carries out research, graduate and executive education and outreach activities in London and abroad.

On Aug 13, 2019
@SiemensMobility shared
"From #digital tools to intelligent #infrastructure, a number of transportation solutions are enabling cities to move people faster and more efficiently," Marc Buncher, CEO of @SiemensMobility in North America tells @Forbes. Read more: https://t.co/sbZygXb38l https://t.co/mFzHUfwUOa
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The Reshaping Of City Cores That Were Designed For Cars

Our urban cores have to be transformed wholesale for our cities to remain relevant and vibrant in the 21st century. How do we encourage city dwellers to adopt all of the new mobility ...

On Aug 16, 2019
@macilree shared
RT @RAeSTimR: Slow boat across the Atlantic - could future air travel take a leaf out of #GretaThunberg 's book in meeting #climatechange challenge by taking our time? #avgeek https://t.co/yk3hUIzldL https://t.co/bQNJrBncD0
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Going slower for growth

Intriguing research on the future of flight from British Airways hints that the air travel market could see tomorrows passengers opt for slower, greener forms of air travel if given the ...

On Aug 16, 2019
@macilree shared
RT @HaveAGo: Paris: "Cycling advocates have proposed a network of bicycle paths connecting the suburbs and city center, comparing their plan to the region’s rapid transit system." This ahead of @Paris2024 Olympic games 🚲🛴🛣️ = 🚌🚍🚎 Amazing!! https://t.co/aNoM6U5GLS
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In Paris’s Suburbs, a Bike Trail Plan Carries a Big Promise

French cycling fans have proposed an ambitious network of bicycle paths linking the suburbs with the city center

On Aug 14, 2019
@transportgovuk shared
Are you aged between 16-17? Buy your #1617Saver card from 20th August and get 50% off your rail fares from 2nd September. Find out more 👉 https://t.co/6nBTKtiZFL #TellYourFriends #MoneySaving #Discount 🤑 https://t.co/PF9GOws4dn
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On Aug 15, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
British rail-users may be fed up, but those on the continent are crosser still https://t.co/CUHV1J6Qhj
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How rising rail fares and falling punctuality undermine confidence

But what should replace the much-criticised franchise system?

On Aug 14, 2019
@transportgovuk shared
RT @MaritimeUK: Meet the finalists in the #Maritime2050 category at the Maritime UK Awards, sponsored by @transportgovuk. Congratulations to @_mjc2, @Port_of_Tyne and @RedFunnelFerry for being shortlisted. 📖 https://t.co/KoZlfgEBvR #MaritimeUK19 https://t.co/38DGB0cTXe
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Meet The Finalists: 'Maritime 2050' Award

The future of the UK’s maritime sector will feature strongly at the first ever Maritime UK Awards being held at a glittering ceremony in Southampton during the Southampton International ...

On Aug 16, 2019
@SusanShaheen1 shared
For our latest innovative mobility highlights for week of 8/5 to 8/11/19, please see: https://t.co/RKxMXRIaEK To receive our regular updates, please subscribe at: https://t.co/gzEh1tDQBn (bottom of homepage). #sharedmobility #scootersharing #UAM #apps #driverless #TNC #ridehail https://t.co/RSd4HSwe3c
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Last Week In Innovative Mobility August 5 - August 11, 2019 d Google Maps launches an augmented reality (AR) walking directions feature “Live View.” The feature will soon be available on ...