sustainable transport Articles

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Issues in sustainable transportation

    There is growing interest in sustainability, sustainable development, and sustainable transportation. This paper identifies issues related to the definition, evaluation and implementation of sustainable transportation. Significant issues include the range of definitions of sustainability, the range of issues considered under sustainability, the range of perspectives, criticism of sustainability ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Saving Lives with Sustainable Transport

    Sustainable transport initiatives have gained traction in recent years in developing world cities. This trend can be seen in the growth in Bus Rapid Transit and Busway systems around the world, the new bike-sharing scheme in Mexico City, or the ...

  • Innovation for sustainability: the transformation of the transportation system

    Faced with the inconvenient truth of unsustainable levels of global warming and the pollution of our air, land and water, organisations in the transportation industry are tasked with meeting the challenge of balancing economic, social and environmental sustainability. To address these concerns effectively, organisations and their citizens (employees) must become innovative in the way they develop ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transport in Ireland: development of a sustainable infrastructure

    Research in Ireland is very limited and, as a result, baseline studies are important. Problem areas identified in current research are related to the environmental impacts of significant growth in transport and the efficiency of major infrastructure projects that are being undertaken. Much of the research has been driven by the EU investment support for improvement of transport infrastructure. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indicators to Assess Sustainability of Transport Activities

    Transport is a priority action area for sustainable development. It plays a considerable role in the economy with its omnipresence throughout the production chain, at all geographic scales (Rodrigue et al., 2007). However, transport is also considered to be the sector with the fastest growth in environmental pollution (EC, 2005). Apart from energy generation and industrial processing, transport ...


  • Closer Look at the Capacity of SLA Batteries and Solar Energy Systems

    Sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries have a reputation for being durable when used to support portable electronic devices. They require minimal maintenance and offer leak-proof capabilities. But when used with solar energy systems, the units present issues that can hinder the potential and performance of the machines. For example, general purpose SLA batteries should not be deep cycled, as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • A multimodal public transport planning guidance for sustainable transport in developing countries

    Many chaotic public transport systems in developing countries remain unchanged. The question is why we do not have faith in changing the system of public transport in terms of services and performance? Because many local governments think that modern system of public transport is difficult to start with, or it needs much money that they could not afford to support, or, as usual – it is no need to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable transport development in East Asian megacities

    This paper examines the special characteristics of East Asian (EA) megacities with a view that such characteristics create unique challenges and opportunities and may call for special policies in order to develop sustainable transport system. After examining the key issues, challenges and past policy responses in selected EA megacities, the paper suggests some of the strategic policies that are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability framework for hazardous materials transport route planning

    Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) transport is a vital logistic activity from the supply of raw materials to production units. However, there are risks associated with trucks being involved in accidents during HAZMAT shipment. It is essential that all criteria and factors involved need to be considered prior to HAZMAT transport decision making. The main purpose of this paper is to present a HAZMAT ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reflections on the 8th international congress on sustainable transport

    Who said urban transport was boring? Certainly not the 1,100 people who recently gathered in Mexico City at the 8th annual International Congress on Sustainable Transport. The event, organized by colleagues at EMBARQ Mexico, brought together leading government officials, ...

  • Transport sustainability in Hong Kong: safeguarding its future

    By most definitions of sustainable transport, Hong Kong is currently at the sustainable end of the spectrum because of its low levels of car ownership and use and concomitantly high levels of use of public transport. This paper argues, however, that there are two major threats to this position. The first is the increasing extent of the integration with the Chinese Mainland and the subsequent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biofuels for transport

    Biofuels for Transport: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Energy and Agriculture published by Worldwatch Institute brings out every aspect in its entirety on one of the most important topics widely discussed all over the world: biofuels. The IPCC report on Climate change and several expositions concurring its findings as the Stern review, led to an outbreak of searching ...

  • Social sustainability in the transport sector: an essential requisite for sustainable mobility

    Sustainable mobility emphasises the need to integrate mobility into an overall pattern of sustainable development. Previous researches point towards altering the patterns of transport by focusing primarily on the goal of environmental-protection and economic efficiency. Mobility, however, is a socially contextualised phenomenon operating beyond mere 'transport/ movement'. Its linkage with the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A sustainable management framework for dilemma and boundaries in autonomous cooperating transport logistics processes

    In our modern societies, transport logistics processes and systems seem to have reached their limits for expansion. The effects of transport logistics on the environment and human health contribute to major problems. This situation calls for new approaches for transport logistics and for managing sustainability. In this paper, we pick up the technological innovation of 'Autonomous Logistics ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Global Campaign Aims to Deliver Sustainable Transport to World`s Cities

    Human society has a lot riding on the safety and efficiency of the transport sector. Transport not only has the potential to enhance or degrade the public spaces, health, and economic dynamism of where the majority of humanity lives—in cities—it also has a significant impact on our planet. With cities already producing ...

  • Opportunities and challenges of transitioning to sustainable next-generation transportation biofuels

    A growing desire to reduce petroleum dependence and an increasing awareness that first-generation biofuels are unlikely to provide sustainable alternatives have spurred interest in next-generation biofuels. High production costs have been central in preventing their commercial viability thus far, yet other potential obstacles remain including feedstock availability, farmer adoption of biomass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New UN study points to ways to create sustainable inland transport

    Europe has managed to decouple the increase in motorization and death on roads in the last several decades, due to the strong embrace of road safety measures and their enforcement, coupled with uniform high safety regulations for cars and systematic education of drivers, according to a new study from the United Nations. The study ...

  • A sustainable future for transport: Towards an integrated, technology-led and user friendly system

    ACEA, the European Automotive Manufacturers Association, welcomes the publication of the Commission’s Communication that will serve as a basis for discussion in view of the preparation of the new White Paper on Transport Policy. Following a careful reading of the Communication’s text, ACEA identifies some important missing elements and urges the Commission tincorporate them in the current debates ...

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