CATS: Grand Canyon Railway a ‘Lean, Clean and Green’ machine

Number 14 in the Clean Air Technologies Series. If I mention the National Park Service (NPS) what draws to mind? Conjured up images of environmental sustainability? How about awards presentation? Probably neither, correct? First order of business here is the subject of environmental stewardship. I ask: is it not the preservation of open spaces, scenic vistas and the … Read more

Oakland Airport Connector gains ground, traction in East Bay community

During the summer of 1984, I booked a roundtrip flight from California to Maryland and back. I remember riding an Amtrak San Joaquin from Fresno (in the San Joaquin Valley) to Richmond (located on the east side of San Francisco Bay). At the Richmond station, one can make a cross-platform switch to BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit … Read more

Great clean-air travel adventure: A train/bicycle trip to beat all trips!

Since the end of 2012 is fast approaching, in breaking a bit with convention, I thought I would take a trip down memory lane. Truth be told, that trip, the one described below, took my breath away! While attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (SLO) between 1973 and 1976, it was one of only two times … Read more