Sunday, July 28, 2013

Compare the costs, #freetransit vs USD 60 trillion for melting arctic

Bubbles of methane emerge from sediments below a frozen Alaskan lake.
Climate science: Vast costs of Arctic change : Nature : Nature Publishing Group: "We calculate that the costs of a melting Arctic will be huge, because the region is pivotal to the functioning of Earth systems such as oceans and the climate. The release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East Siberian Sea, off northern Russia, alone comes with an average global price tag of $60 trillion in the absence of mitigating action — a figure comparable to the size of the world economy in 2012 (about $70 trillion). The total cost of Arctic change will be much higher."

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Unreliable #publictransit forces workers to turn to cars

Free Malaysia Today: "Commuters are people who need to get to work on time, and if they are delayed due to the public transport, the transportation companies will not take the blame."

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Kota Kinabalu city center to be #carfree with new bus plan

The Star Online: "The terminals would serve buses operating to areas north, south and east of the the state capital. Once operational by October 2015, only shuttle and city buses would be allowed to enter the city centre."

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bangkok to join Car Free Day on 22-September

Bangkok Post: "Bangkok will join World Car Free Day on Sept 22, City Hall spokeswoman Tridao Apaiwong said Tuesday.

Ms Tridao said Bangkok Car Free Day activities are intended to encourage the use of public transport or bicycles instead of driving."

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cambodia considering major #publictransit investment

The Cambodia Daily: "JICA’s study seeks to find the best long-term solutions for reducing traffic jams and accidents in the gridlocked capital, and once the study is finished, the municipal government will then implement the project with funds from the municipal budget, or if it cannot afford it, seek development partners, Mr. Sophan said."