Public transportation in every city is supposed to be a sustainable mode of mobility. While this may be the case in reality for some megacities, which have shown best practice examples of public transportation systems, the same cannot be said for some cities in developing countries, that are still struggling to implement an efficient system that satisfies people’s needs an continue to offer a poor service and decreasing investments in this sector. Moreover, these systems around the world are still lacking the technology necessary for an efficient transportation system to exist and are facing numerous challenges, such as the increase in vehicle numbers and inadequate and poor management of road infrastructure. This raises the need to look for innovative perspectives to effectively address the transportation problems Continue reading
It is no secret that the United States has been having troubles balancing its budget in recent years, with Congress divided on the subject on taxes, budget cuts, and methods for reducing the deficit and spending. Most recently, this division has resulted in the Sequester, which was designed to drive Congress towards an agreement with the threat of $85 billion in cuts across federal spending by September.
Half of the scheduled cuts will be taken from the Defense budget, with the other half spread across all federal departments, affecting every governmental program without discretion (excepting mandatory programs). While most of the cuts will be felt within the United States, international aviation and related industry leaders would be advised to stay informed about greater ramifications. Continue reading