Clean Air Council

The Hub 11/03/17- Clean Air Council’s Weekly Round-up of Transportation News

“The Hub” is a weekly round-up of transportation related news in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Check back weekly to keep up to date on the issues Clean Air Council’s transportation staff finds important. These are SEPTA’s worst rail lines. Here’s why– Regional Rail lines that share tracks with Amtrak trains are consistently the least punctual. Simple improvements in communication between the two agencies in the coming year aim to change that.


City Lab: The Economics of the Office: Why Do We Still Commute? – People have speculated about how technology will impact the ways and places we work for decades. Office culture is still alive and well and our commutes are longer than ever before, despite having information and connectivity at our fingertips wherever we are.


Next City:  12 Cities Plan for Emissions-Free NeighborhoodsCities across the globe are committing to “Zero Emission Zones” where only residents, public transit, and zero emissions vehicles would be permitted.  


Plan Philly: Planning Commission, SEPTA offer vision of improved trails and transit along the Wissahickon – The Wissahickon Gateway project is a comprehensive plan that will benefit bus and bike commuters as well as recreational trail users. This plan is the latest step towards a contiguous Schuylkill River Trail.


Streets Blog:Which Bike Lanes Should Be Protected? New Guide Offers Specifics – We all know protected bike lanes save lives, but determining which streets need them the most can be a challenge for municipalities. The National Association of City Transportation Officials has put together a tool in hopes of standardizing the process.


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