Sustainability in Brooklyn: Public Transportation

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Sustainability in Brooklyn: Public Transportation

  1. 1. Sustainability in Brooklyn Public Transportation
  2. 2. <ul><li>the Center for American Progress found that the bill contains at least $62.2 billion in direct spending on green initiatives and $20 billion in green tax incentives, while funding for nuclear and coal projects was dropped from the final version. </li></ul><ul><li>Here's the breakdown: </li></ul>Congressional leaders signed off on a final economic stimulus package that includes transit, infrastructure and alternative energy spending.
  3. 3. Energy transmission and alternative energy research <ul><li>$11 billion for smart grid </li></ul><ul><li>$7.5 billion for renewable energy and transmission-line construction </li></ul><ul><li>$400 million for the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Project Agency for Energy for the development of alternative energy sources and efficiency </li></ul>
  4. 4. Efficiency <ul><li>$4.5 billion for energy-efficiency improvements to federal buildings </li></ul><ul><li>$6.3 billion for local government energy-efficiency grants </li></ul><ul><li>$2.25 billion for energy-efficiency retrofits for low-income housing </li></ul><ul><li>$2.25 billion for the HOME Investment Partners Program to retrofit community low-income housing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Efficiency…continued <ul><li>$5 billion for the Weatherization Assistance Program for efficiency in low-income households </li></ul><ul><li>$510 million for energy-efficiency retrofits for Native American housing programs </li></ul><ul><li>$420 million for energy-efficiency improvements at the Department of Defense </li></ul><ul><li>$300 million for Department of Defense research on energy efficiency at military installations </li></ul><ul><li>$300 million for the appliance rebate program for Energy Star products </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mass transit and advanced automobiles <ul><li>$8.4 billion for transit capital assistance programs </li></ul><ul><li>$8 billion for Amtrak and intercity passenger rail </li></ul><ul><li>$300 million for the purchase of more alternative-fuel and hybrid vehicles for the federal fleet </li></ul><ul><li>$300 million in grants and loans for technologies that reduce diesel emissions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Green jobs training: <ul><li>$500 million for green jobs programs through the Workforce Investment Act </li></ul>
  8. 8. Each day the MTA removes 3 million potential drivers from the roads, eliminating as much as much CO2 as 684,444 acres of forest, that’s a forest 15 times the size of Brooklyn.
  9. 9. Population & Means of Transportation
  10. 10. % Used Public Transportation
  11. 11. Subway: Monthly Ridership
  12. 12. Bus: Monthly Ridership
  13. 13. Subway: Annual Ridership
  14. 14. Bus: Annual Ridership
  15. 15. Household Income
  16. 16. Median Household Income
  17. 17. Energy Consumption by Sector
  18. 18. Energy Consumption per Capita
  19. 19. Energy Consumption per Capita by State
  20. 20. Transportation Energy Consumption (Trillion Btu)
  21. 21. New York & U.S. Motor-Fuel Use (Millions of Gallons)
  22. 22. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Different Transportation
  23. 23. Things left to find out: <ul><li># of cars registered in bk </li></ul><ul><li>%inflation of mta fare vs average income </li></ul><ul><li>How much money gov. puts into mta </li></ul><ul><li>Map of new bus routes </li></ul><ul><li>Energy-transportation sustainability </li></ul>
  24. 24. Some Sources: <ul><li>http://www. epodunk . com/cgi-bin/popInfo . php ? locIndex=286 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. infoplease .com/ipa/A0104652.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.socialexplorer.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mta.info/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rita.dot.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.plannyc.org/neighborhood_search# </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apta.com/research/info/online/land_use.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mta.info/nyct/facts/ffenvironment.htm </li></ul>

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