public transit

Eight killed in Bolivia bus collision

January 17th, 2012 - 7:00 am ICT by IANS
La Paz (Bolivia), Jan 17 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 12 injured after a minibus and a public transport bus collided in the Bolivian city of La ... Read more...

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Smartphone apps can improve public transit

April 10th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that smartphone apps may be the key to getting people out of their cars and onto mass transit.The study of commuters in ... Read more...

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The science behind avoiding falls while standing in buses, subway trains

February 1st, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Feb 1 (ANI): A team of researchers in Canada have discovered how standing subway and bus riders can avoid toppling over with every start and stop of the vehicle.Researchers at Simon ... Read more...

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2010 Veterans Day, What’s Open, & Where Vets Are Being Honored

November 11th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is Veterans Day (without an apostrophe to indicate that the day does not belong to Veterans, but is a day to honor them) in the United ... Read more...

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‘Active travel’ one of the keys to healthy lifestyle

August 20th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that communities with more walkers and cyclists are healthier than those where people must rely on cars to get around.Researchers analyzed city- and ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi unveils new urban street design standards

February 20th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) Saturday unveiled new design standards for safer, comfortable and aesthetic street environs across the emirate, WAM news agency reported. The new ... Read more...

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Increasing residential and employment density may reduce vehicle travel, fuel use and CO2

September 2nd, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new report has determined that increasing population and employment density in metropolitan areas could reduce vehicle travel, energy use, and CO2 emissions from less than 1 percent ... Read more...

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Biden contradicts his Swine flu comment, rides a train

May 2nd, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A day after announcing that he had asked his family not to travel in airplanes and subways because of the swine flu scare, US Vice President Joe Biden ... Read more...

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Taking public transit may help you keep fit

March 27th, 2009 - 11:00 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): People may help themselves keep fit by taking public transit, if a new study from the University of British Columbia is to be believed.The university researchers found ... Read more...

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Fast-food density, neighbourhood walkability influence weight, waist size

March 4th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): People living in neighbourhoods with high density of fast food outlets, and who frequently eat at those restaurants, are more likely to report an increase of 3 ... Read more...

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Now, a tool to keep a tab on buses via cell phone

February 11th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Hate waiting for your bus? Take heart, for two University of Washington students have developed a new tool that can allow you to keep a track of ... Read more...

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Canada’s first deficit budget in 12 yrs to stimulate economy

January 28th, 2009 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 28 (IANS) Taking a cue from American President Barack Obama, Canada Tuesday launched "one of the largest building projects" in its history to stimulate the recession-hit economy.Presenting the annual budget, ... Read more...

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Hillary keeping mum over Secretary of State position

November 15th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 15 (ANI): Senator Hillary Clinton has dodged rumours about taking the Secretary of State position in President elect Barack Obamas incoming team, and said that she is not ... Read more...

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Will BRTS be a panacea for Delhi’s transport woes?

April 20th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Many Asian and Latin American cities have tried it with success. Now a system of segregated lanes for high capacity buses is set to ... Read more...

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