Monday, June 27, 2011

Chicago Public Transit

Chicago Public Transit: "Public transit is a solution for climate justice – meaning it advances a stable climate for all, especially those who are the least responsible and most affected by climate change.
We reject false solutions such as electric cars, which are likely to increase global emissions and dependence on toxic coal and will do nothing to reduce traffic or accidents."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Go Green | MTD

Go Green | MTD: "Got 20 seconds? Look at the cars driving by you and count the number of passengers in each one. How many of these cars held just the driver? When people use public transportation, instead of a single-occupancy vehicle, it can become one of the largest positive contributions they make towards reducing their carbon footprint.
At MTD, every day is Earth Day. From our vehicles, to our maintenance garage, to Illinois Terminal, to our administrative offices, MTD is driven by going green. Our passion for sustainability is contagious…in a good way! MTD supports the use of alternative transportation modes by providing bike racks on each vehicle and bike lockers at Illinois Terminal. We’ve been leading a quiet revolution in the community with recycling programs, sustainability partnerships, hybrid buses, and more."

Monday, June 20, 2011

Floods threaten Nebraska nuclear plants - Washington Times

Floods threaten Nebraska nuclear plants - Washington Times: "Two nuclear-power plants in Nebraska remain threatened by Missouri River flooding, including one plant where a fire briefly shut down a cooling system for spent fuel rods earlier this month."

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mass transit's time may have finally come | The Indianapolis Star |

Mass transit's time may have finally come | The Indianapolis Star | "'The last thing this city or state needs is another parking garage,' one reader wrote on 'How about some bike lanes, adequate sidewalks, and dependable and late-night bus service to the area from other parts of the city where there is plenty of parking.'

Yes, times and, more important, car-centric minds are changing in Indianapolis.

And starting today, the backers of a $2.4 billion transit plan will make an effort to capitalize on that shift."