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How Green is our Valley?

Ran across this article not too long ago: London Bike Share Program not as “green” as had first been reported. The article is interesting in that certain statistics and functional activities were ignored in trying to make this project appear to be contributing greatly to reducing emissions and providing alternative transit. China has similar projects…

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The History of the Bus

LANTA’s 40th anniversary brought to mind the question, how far back does public transportation go?  So we did a Google search and found out a few things:Following their initial inception, buses took some time to catch on as a serious mode of transport.Blaise Pascal, yes, the French Philosopher, invented the first public transit system in…

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BRT … Is that something to eat?

Government is infamous for throwing around acronyms. In transportation, BRT is shorthand for Bus Rapid Transit, a transportation node that is part of the long term vision for public transportation in the Lehigh Valley laid out in the Moving LANTA Forward strategic transportation plan the Authority adopted last year.  It’s a term applied to public…

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Community Awareness Vol 4 Issue 14

Among LANta’s goals annually, is to reach out to as many people in the community as possible to ensure everyone is aware public transportation is available.   We also want to emphasize that the green effects of taking public transportation are many including: ·        Reduce air pollution ·        Reduce the amount of money spent on personal…

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