12/19/2015
Something extraordinary is happening, and you have an opportunity to tap into it at the University of Maryland on Saturday, January 9, 2016. ATRA will have its annual technical information exchange (dubbed Technix) structured to engage you to Envision Advanced Transit (EAT). A modest registrati... more
10/26/2015
According to the Wall Street Journal, CEOs of big oil companies averaged almost $14 million in 2010. That’s “total direct compensation” for each one. Not bad for a day job. In 2013 Marathon blessed its Executive Chair with $22.5 million. He probably felt no guilt. For the rest of us, this is obs... more
9/26/2015
BRT in twenty years -- or maybe ten if we get funds from DC. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) across the USA propose LRT or BRT for long-term infrastructure development. Heavy rail is too expensive and fits only in exceptional places like Manhattan and Honolulu. Elsewhere in areas of m... more
8/20/2015
The Pope recently raised global consciousness to respond to the intensifying climate threats that science tells us are real. This month international Muslim group declared that there are serious flaws in way we use natural resources.  This should be helpful in gaining support for podcars from ... more
7/21/2015
According to UN data, the most profligate producers of carbon dioxide are in oil-rich Trinidad. Annual emissions there work out to almost 38 tons per person. That’s more than double the US rate of 17.5. Of course there are 320 million people in the USA compared to 1.3 million in this Caribbean isla... more
6/21/2015
News of the 180-page papal encyclical about “ecological sin” is swirling in the media. The New York Times reports that industrialists are “fuming” with reactions as rude as “Who the hell is he?”.  On the green side, EcoWatch has gushed that this Vatican leader is “laudable”. "We have a rig... more
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