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Happy Trails Along the Michigan, Indiana Border
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Happy Trails Along the Michigan, Indiana Border

Connecting the dots is a well-worn expression. It's often applied abstractly but a real-world example comes in the form of dynamic transportation-oriented game-planning. This is what's shaping up along the Michigan and Indiana border in "Michiana" where a government council is taking head on the challenge to bind fragmented trail systems. Local leaders in Michiana have seen great returns on public investments in downtown revitalization and recreational trails to attract… Read more
Here’s the Dirt on a   Chicago Redevelopment
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Here’s the Dirt on a Chicago Redevelopment

One of the measuring sticks of urban redevelopment and reuse success can be traced to the “multi-benefit” dynamics that underpin urban renewal. Often, it's knows as a triple-benefit payoff—Social-economic-environmental impacts. In Illinois, an initiative that was started in 2004 has been flying under the radar, and not altogether applicable to brownfields. But this fall the program is exhibiting the very power of “everybody wins” when a vision and plan is… Read more
In Columbus, a 'VUE' from the Top
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In Columbus, a 'VUE' from the Top

They say the best students are the ones who are driven. At Ohio State University, this hypothesis could be taken both literally and figuratively. Unleashing a high level of technological excellence that could potentially catalyze the automotive industry to embrace a "greener future," The Ohio State University earned top honors this past summer at the 2009 finals of the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge competition in Toronto, Canada. OSU's team of… Read more
(Bio) Mass Transit: What's the Use?
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(Bio) Mass Transit: What's the Use?

Source: energy.gov Spent beer yeast, invaluable grass clippings and already-processed vegetable oil from a local restaurant. They all appear to be useless compounds. But guess again. Never has the term "one man's waste is another man's treasure" been more applicable than with what's taking shape in the renewable energy camp, for the purpose of powering vehicles. Namely, planes, trains, buses and automobiles. That beer you're enjoying: it's helping generate fuel… Read more
For Portland, Just the ‘Tip’ of the Iceberg
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For Portland, Just the ‘Tip’ of the Iceberg

Portland, Oregon's reputation precede itself when it comes to demonstrating leading-edge renewable resource initiatives. It's a mentality marked by maximum effort witnessed through civic cooperation and the rolling up of sleeves to set gold standards for green living. The latest maximum effort is reflected through a transit-oriented development aptly named MAX—as in MAX Light Rail, a commuter rail and streetcar service along key Portland corridors geared to connect regional centers.… Read more
A Bus Station 'Trans-feration'
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A Bus Station 'Trans-feration'

The city of Flagstaff, Ariz., is helping change the way people perceive getting around town—and its revitalizing a 100-year-old brownfield property in the process. A parcel of land—located at 116 West Phoenix Ave. in Flagstaff—is proving to be an ideal location to situate a new bus transfer station, deemed so for several reasons, one being that it's in close proximity to the city's new NAU Drury Convention Center as well… Read more
Charleston Taxi is Lean & Green
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Charleston Taxi is Lean & Green

Hotel valet doorman—when they are not assisting hotel guests or parking vehicles—have some “down time” to make observations about the vehicles that populate the city streets. Chris Nichols and A.J. Franklin were convinced that something was missing on the streets of Charleston, S.C.: A “green” taxi service. As such, the duo decided the time had come to give up parking cars and start “driving” a new trend in Charleston. Nichols… Read more
In Transit
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In Transit

Solar powered golf cart Dr. Grady Mayeaux, owner of Earth Care Products, Inc., isn’t your typical man of the cloth. The Georgia pastor and golf enthusiast recently launched his own line of solar-powered golf carts. Yes, you read that right: solar-powered golf carts. Mayeaux developed his first successful model two years ago at his Atlanta, Georgia, home, using only recyclable material. “It took four or five tries for some parts,… Read more
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In Transit

Photo Credit: Eric Staudenmaier Photography Yes, we know: Gas prices are skyrocketing and there’s no relief in sight. So, it’s time to get creative. How about a segway? The two-wheeled machines have been enjoying a level of interest they haven’t seen since their 2001 debut, with national newsies like the Wall Street Journal running stories about their surge in popularity. Segways are normally an accessory for the well-heeled high-tech geek… Read more

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