Transportation

New Anti-Idling Toolkit: Take Action in Your Community

Jul 9th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

In the United States, nearly 4 million gallons of fuel is wasted every day as a result of vehicle idling. We’ve developed a new anti-idling toolkit to make it easy for anyone to take action against idling and make a positive impact on the environment. Help us make turning off the engine rather than idling as natural as wearing a seatbelt!
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Transportation

Anti-Idling Laws Gain Momentum Around the Country

Jun 17th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

When it comes to reducing harmful vehicle idling, laws and regulations are a good start, but they aren’t very effective unless they are enforced or paired with public education. Find out what cities like New York, LA, and Washington D.C. are doing to solve this problem.
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Transportation

How Cities Can Reclaim Their Streets for Walking and Biking

May 28th, 2019 | By Rachel Somerstein

The future of the country’s aging interstate highway system looks bleak, and that’s a good thing for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers.
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Transportation

Meet America’s First Bike Mayor

May 15th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

An Amsterdam-based social enterprise is working to empower citizen “Bicycle Mayors” around the world as catalysts for transforming cities through cycling. So far, the U.S. has one, with more on the way. Meet Tiffany Mannion in Keene, N.H.
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Transportation

Carpooling Apps for Families

Apr 3rd, 2019 | By Paige Cerulli

If you’re looking for a better way to manage your children’s transportation needs, new apps for organizing an old-fashioned car pool might be the ideal solution.
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Transportation

Are Car Dealers to Blame for Lagging EV Sales?

Jan 29th, 2019 | By Jeremy Deaton

Head to a Ford dealership and ask about an F-150. You will be shown its features, invited on a test drive, and treated to a carefully practiced sales pitch detailing the truck’s strength, power and durability. Ask about an electric car, and you might have a very different experience.
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Transportation, Eco Living

Video: Save Gas, Become a ‘Hypermiler’

Dec 11th, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock

For those of us who must rely on a car, there’s actually a way to be much more fuel-efficient every time you drive. The secret is hypermiling, a set of driving techniques that can help you beat your car’s MPG rating. Our new video explains how it works.
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Transportation

Making EVs Possible for Low-Income Drivers

Nov 30th, 2018 | By Dani Burlison

As electric vehicle ownership continues to grow in the United States, the purchase price is still a barrier for low-income buyers, despite tax incentives. A few innovative programs have emerged to ensure that these drivers aren’t left behind.
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Transportation

Drive Green in 2019: 8 Eco-Friendly Vehicles to Look For Next Year

Nov 5th, 2018 | By Liz Knueven

Combine advances in engineering with a demand renewed demand for crossovers and SUVs, and it looks like 2019 will be the year of the electric SUV. Luxury giants Audi and Jaguar are adding their first fully electric SUVs, while popular brands Hyundai and Kia are electrifying current crossovers and SUVs and adding new vehicles to their lineups. Here’s a peek at what you’ll be seeing in the showrooms.
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Transportation, Innovation

Hytch: An App that Pays you to Carpool

Aug 17th, 2018 | By Lew Blaustein

Nashville startup Hytch is helping solve Music City’s traffic problem by rewarding drivers and passengers who carpool and rideshare with cash and other incentives.
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