Add Charleston, South Carolina, real estate analysts Diana Permer and Jim Chaffin to the chorus of observers who see the end of sprawl as we have known it. Permer is principal of the real estate consulting firm Permar Inc. and Chaffin is a principal with the development firm Chaffin Light Associates.... Read On
The pioneering Stadtbahn Karlsruhe tram-train network in Germany has completed an extended field trial with a Saft MATRICS MRX battery system to demonstrate the potential reliability, performance and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) advantages offered by using specialised rechargeable nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries in a light rail application.....
Beacon Hill is perhaps the only neighborhood in Boston where the character of the original Boston can still be discerned relatively unaltered, with a healthy mix of homes, shops, and offices... Read On
"If the battery goes down on their cell phone people feel really bad. If it's your car in the middle of a traffic jam you will feel even worse. It's that emotional connection which is a major stumbling block for electric vehicles" Read On
Independent towns and urban neighborhoods alike share an historic affinity for hills. Terrain-intensive cities like San Francisco and Seattle are no exception, and city planning considerations converge around "urban villages" such as Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Capitol Hill and Queen Anne Hill.... Read On
Reconnecting America Policy Director Sarah Kline will participate in a panel discussion at the McGraw Hill Construction Business Builders Forum on Oct. 23 in Washington, DC. The panel will explore the implications of the new federal transportation bill and discuss how future infrastructure needs will be met.
In March of 2009 University City Partners engaged Noell Consulting Group to identify development potential around five proposed area transit stations and estimate the potential incremental value of that development and the tax revenue it generates over the coming 27 years. The five stations examined include:
Capitol Hill's farmers' market expects to have a new location in five years - at the neighborhood's new light-rail station. Space for the market, now held at Seattle Central Community College, is being included in the design for the station, which will open in 2016 as part of the rail line between downtown and the University of Washington... Read On
As reported in the Beacon Hill Blog and later in Publicola, three groups of SE Seattle residents have appealed the City's attempt to fast-track finally proceed with upzones of the neighborhoods surrounding the Beacon Hill, Mt. Baker, and Othello stations.... Read On
If the United States really and truly wants to curb its oil use and lower emissions from the transportation sector, then, sorry to say, but cranking up fuel-economy standards for cars and light trucks isn't going to be nearly enough. That's according to a new report from Cambridge Systematics, a consulting firm: .....