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NM Carshare Vision/Working Draft

Our mission is to ensure equitable, cost-efficient, truly sustainable mobility, primarily through carsharing. The net effects of carsharing are money saving, dependability assuring, fossil fuel use avoiding, mobility providing, and space saving. Carshare members can forego all the pitfalls of … Continue reading

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Using Human Powered Vehicles for Urban Freight Delivery in Philadelphia

It is easy to believe that UPS trucks come off the assembly line with their parking flashers on. Center City Philadelphia, at most any point during the day, has dozens of travel lanes blocked by double-parked delivery trucks. This will … Continue reading

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About Developing a Vanpool System

Below is the information I wish I had before setting up a carpooling project recently in Philadelphia. Our task was to use a Federal Transit Administration grant to assist workers living in the city get to jobs unreachable by public … Continue reading

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Electrification of North America’s Freight Rail Lines

Some of the lowest hanging fruit in the drive for cleaner, more efficient transportation is the eventual electrification of North America’s freight rail lines. Although increasingly common in the rest of the developed and developing world (the Trans-Siberian route is … Continue reading

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Rural Job Access Mobility

While people often choose to live remotely to save on real estate cost, the bad axiom of rural mobility is that most every other expense goes up with distance from density. Regardless (or at least without enough regard), people continue … Continue reading

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