Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Guest Post: Bold Moves Against Fossil Fuels in Washington, DC

Guest post by DC Divest -- a local, citizen-run, all-volunteer campaign to get the District of Columbia government to stop investing in fossil fuel companies.

The deadlocked congress in our nation’s capital can make positive change in our country feel hopelessly out of reach. But people power on the local scale has made meaningful steps in fighting a battle that the whole world is facing: climate change. DC Divest, a citizen-run, all-volunteer campaign, is making headway in Washington toward getting the District to remove investments in fossil fuel companies from its portfolios.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Green Traveler: Las Vegas, Nevada

On a recent trip to Las Vegas, Nevada I took full advantage of the public transportation options available to visitors. While the monorail has not yet been extended to McCarran International Airport, there are multiple buses that take you to The Strip, downtown and beyond.

Monday, December 23, 2013

New D.C. Cab Red and Silver Livery

Washington, D.C. wants to be like New York City with a taxi fleet painted the same color. Instead of yellow, D.C. taxis are slowly one by one switching to red and silver livery.

Photos: New Rosslyn Metro Entrance and High-Speed Elevators

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.

Solar Power in Maryland and New Jersey

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.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

First D.C. Streetcar in 50 Years on Tracks for Testing!

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

Riding the Rails: Montreal to New York City

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.