ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYGermany Testing Wireless Bus Recharge at Stops
The city of Mannheim, Germany, is about to undertake a pilot project that just might pave the way to the future for zero-emissions and low-noise public transit - electric buses that charge themselves wirelessly while waiting for passengers to get on and off at bus stops.
$3B Plan Would End Tolls on New Road
Austin American Statesman, via: @WalkableDFW
How could the state lure people away from Interstate 35 and onto the Texas 130 tollway several miles to the east? State Rep. Paul Workman has a $3 billion answer to that question: make it free.
California Needs More Immigrants
Southern California, just a few decades ago the fastest-growing region in the high-income world, is hitting a demographic tipping point.
Read OnCalifornians Will Remain Dependent on Their Cars
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments is so politically correct it squeaks - fully embracing the anti-greenhouse gas, pro-transit, "sustainable" development policies adopted by the state in recent years with a "blueprint" said to be a model for other California regions.
The Surdna Foundation is developing a Sustainable Environments Storybank, the focus of which is to feature innovative ways to update infrastructure and foster healthy, sustainable and just communities. In this vein, Surdna has asked Reconnecting America and other Surdna grantees to contribute real-life stories about the green economy and sustainable infrastructure.