Monday, December 23, 2013
With the beating Metro takes on a daily basis, much of it justified due to the poor state of the system and constant malfunctions of escalators, signals, trains, etc..., it is refreshing to see progress being made a little at a time to put the Metro system back into a state of good repair and moving forward into the 21st century.
Maryland and New Jersey are two states moving forward with solar energy. The Garden States's Renewable Portfolio Standard requires that more than 22 percent of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2021 and New Jersey is second only to California in the number of homes and businesses which have solar panels installed. New Jersey has installed 22,014 solar photovoltaic installations with a total output of 1,078 megawatts.
Posted by Josh Marks at 7:17 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2013
After 50 years, streetcars will soon be operating again in Washington, D.C. The other day while biking around the H St. NE neighborhood, I witnessed the Czech-built streetcar on the tracks for testing that will take several months before the three new streetcars will start picking up passengers along the 2.4 mile route from Union Station through the revitalized H St. NE corridor to the Anacostia River.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
August 18, 2013 -- After spending time in the wonderful cities of Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa it was time to head back to the States. So I said au revior to Quebec, Canada and hopped aboard the Amtrak Adirondack train heading south from Montreal for the eleven hour journey to New York Penn Station.
Posted by Josh Marks at 9:54 PM
I was visiting family in New York City for Thanksgiving weekend when I literally stumbled upon the most wondrous spectacle I have seen in a long time and it happened of all places while trying to find the exit to the World Trade Center PATH station that is still very much under construction.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
August 17, 2013 -- After spending the morning and early afternoon in Canada's clean and friendly capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, I took the VIA Rail Canada train back to Montreal. In order to get to the train station, I needed to take a bus rapid transit (BRT) -- Ottawa's bus system that runs on dedicated bus-only lines, thereby avoiding traffic and providing a fast and reliable ride in and around the city.
Posted by Josh Marks at 10:10 PM