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A Sustainable Choice for Commuting

Dave Van Hattum Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization-Commuter Connection Sharing the ride by carpooling or vanpooling is a sustainable choice for commuting to work. A carpool is one of the most energy-efficient and low-polluting ways to get around town. Pools take up minimal road space and reduce the need for … Read more

Oily Food

Steven L. Hopp Americans put almost as much fossil fuel into our refrigerators as our cars. We’re consuming about 400 gallons of oil a year per citizen-about 17% of our nation’s energy use-for agriculture, a close second to our vehicular use. Tractors, combines, harvesters, irrigation, sprayers, tillers, balers, and other … Read more

Reduce Your Commuting Costs by Asking Your Employer about Metropass

Bob Gibbons Metro Transit More and more Twin Cities businesses large and small are helping employees underwrite the cost of commuting by bus and train. Employees within a company frequently become the catalyst for a company-sponsored transit benefit by asking their employers to examine Metro Transit’s premium business partnership called … Read more

Rideshare Program in St. Paul

St. Paul Transportation Management Organization (TMO) In 2007, the St. Paul Transportation Management Organization (TMO) brought the nation’s first incentive-based ride network, a national web-based organization called NuRide, to the seven-county metro area. Estimating that a 10% increase in ridesharing decreases congestion delays by 50%, the TMO believes everyone would … Read more

Top 30 Environmentally Friendly Vehicles

A research firm J.D. Power and Associates from California has released its inaugural Automotive Environmental Index (AEI) study, which lists the top 30 environmentally friendly vehicles listed in alphabetical order below: Acura RSXCar poolingChevrolet AveoChevrolet CobaltFord Escape HybridFord FocusFord Focus WagonHonda AccordHonda Accord HybridHonda CivicHonda Civic HybridHonda InsightHyundai AccentHyundai ElantraKia … Read more


Barb Thoman Transit for Livable Communities Transportation is a means of gaining access to the goods and services. Access can be provided by trains, planes, buses, bicycles, private automobiles, taxi cabs, or just by walking. The most environmentally-friendly forms of transportation are walking and bicycling. Unfortunately, government spends little on … Read more

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