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2014-05-22 12:20:57

LONDON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Bus Rapid Transit Systems Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/transport_travel/roads/global_bus_rapid_transit_systems_industry.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bus Rapid Transit Systems in Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for...

2014-05-22 08:21:32

Millennials and adults under 45 continue to lead the way with 67 percent opting to utilize public transportation on vacation WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the summer travel season kicks off, 124 million Americans are planning to vacation in a U.S. city, continuing a trend from recent years. The American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) annual "Travel Like a Local" Summer Travel Survey reports that public transportation will be highly utilized by these...

2014-05-20 12:27:10

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago is among the safest metro areas in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 44(th) out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. While many streets across the country are perilous for people walking, hundreds of communities like Chicago are working to make...

2014-05-20 12:20:43

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 47,000 people were killed while walking in the U.S. between 2003 and 2012, at a rate that has been rising in the last few years. The majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with safer street design, according to a new report released today by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, in conjunction with...

2014-05-15 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In remarks during a panel discussion that helped kick-off Infrastructure Week 2014, CSX vice president of strategic infrastructure initiatives, Louis Renjel, highlighted the important role that infrastructure investments play in the strength and competitiveness of the U.S. economy. "Infrastructure investments are catalysts to economic growth that improve the United States' competitiveness and strengthen and protect the communities adjacent to...

2014-04-30 16:21:12

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congestion on the nation's Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released today by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). ATRI, the trucking industry's not-for-profit research institute, utilized motor carrier financial data along with billions of anonymous truck GPS data points to calculate congestion delays and costs on each...

2014-04-29 16:20:57

Mineta Transportation Institute's free white paper addresses challenges, solutions SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How will MAP-21 Section 5310 program requirements and their potential implications affect California? This is a question many other states also may be asking about themselves. To address the specifics in California, the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has just released a white paper, Building Consensus and Partnerships for Implementing the MAP-21...

2014-04-16 12:22:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to share their feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a survey at www.PAOnTrack.com as part of PennDOT's efforts to update the state's Long Range Transportation Plan and develop the state's first-ever Comprehensive Freight Movement plan. The plans will provide a strategic vision for investing in transportation assets to meet current and future demands. The plan's goals, objectives...

2014-04-15 12:21:17

Mineta Transportation Institute's free research report predicts specific positive outcomes. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Could land use plans and transportation policies help to improve people's health? Recent studies are predicting that they can, especially if those plans and policies promote walking, biking, and reduced vehicle use. In its newest peer-reviewed study, Active Travel Co-Benefits of Travel Demand Management Policies that Reduce...

2014-04-07 12:22:29

Statewide transit agencies urge Congress to pass legislation curbing practices of abusive patent trolls CHAMPAIGN, Ill., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Illinois Public Transportation Association (IPTA), along with its members, including the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD), and partners, urged Congress to pass meaningful patent reform legislation. Transit agencies across the state have been targeted multiple times by patent trolls - shell companies...


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