Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Green D.C. Headlines: Amtrak's East Coast HSR Plan

Amtrak Releases Plan for East Coast Upgrade
Summary: At a news conference in Philadelphia this morning, VP Joe Biden announced Amtrak's new vision for high-speed travel between Washington, D.C. and New York City.

James Hansen Arrested With 100 Others At Mountaintop Removal Mining Protest In DC
Summary: Around 100 people have been arrested outside the White House while protesting against mountaintop removal mining, including NASA scientist James Hansen.

Never Mind Oil, Group Says: Think Atlantic Wind
Summary: The Atlantic coast has more energy to give via wind than it does from oil or gas, according to a study sponsored by Oceana, an environmental group.

Fairfax looks at bike plan
Summary: Fairfax County hopes to redevelop Tysons Corner into a walkable, transit-oriented city. But what about a cycling-friendly city? The county's transportation department has scheduled a public meeting for Thursday to discuss recommendations on how bike-friendly design should become part of road and transit projects and private developments in Tysons.

Maryland Green Party Senate candidate killed by SUV while cycling
Summary: Natasha Pettigrew, a Maryland Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, died late Monday, two days after a Cadillac Escalade hit her while she was bicycling. The 30-year-old was training for a triathlon about an hour before sunrise, the Washington Post reports.

BoltBus, RedCoach, other bus lines go for business travelers
Summary: On your next business trip, stretch your legs, plug in your laptop and prepare for a leisurely ride — on the bus?

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