Monday, April 30, 2018

Questions for the May Book Club Selection: "Three Revolutions"

For the May 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future, by Dr. Daniel Sperling.  With automated and shared vehicles entering the express lane, Dr. Sperling's newest publication provides an unmatched understanding of shared mobility services—the public importance, advantages, and limitations of this new mobility form.

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win a copy of the book.

The contest questions for Three Revolutions are:
(1) Dr. Sperling recently served as Chair of what federal research organization?
(2) What is the name of the internationally best-selling book Dr. Sperling co-authored, almost a decade ago?
(3) What internationally-renowned state regulatory board does Dr. Sperling serve on?

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information and publicity.  To send-in your responses, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Thursday, 31 May 2018.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Questions for the April Book Club Selection: "Oil: A Beginner's Guide"

For the April 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Oil: A Beginner's Guide, by world-acclaimed scientist and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dr. Vaclav Smil.  Given this being the month of "Earth Day," and the federal administration's increasing war on environmental protection and public health, we want to highlight the devastation of a fossil-fuel based energy source, and the need to immediately eliminate its use. 

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win a copy of the book.

The contest questions for Oil: A Beginner's Guide are:
(1) This international business leader has stated, "There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil."
(2) What is the name of Dr. Smil's similarly titled publication?
(3) Dr. Smil is the first non-American to receive what prestigious award?

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information and publicity.  To send-in your responses, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Monday, 30 April 2018.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Questions for the March Book Club Selection: "Suburban Remix"

For the March 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places, by Professor Jason Beske, AICP, and David Dixon, FAIA.

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win a copy of the book.

The contest questions for Suburban Remix are:
(1) What do the acronyms at the end of both authors name stand for?
(2) Prof. Beske instructs at what institution?
(3) What is David Dixon's other major publication?

Additionally, the Book Club's favorite publisher - Island Press - is offering a 20% discount; please use the code "4REMIX" at checkout.  Lastly, and in partnership with APA Virginia, register for free to hear both authors discuss Suburban Remix at their webinar on Monday, 26 March, from 12:00-13:00 EST (09:00-10:00 PST).

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information and publicity.  To send-in your responses, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Saturday, 31 March 2018.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

February 2018 Book Club Selection: "Energy: A Beginner's Guide"

For the February 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Energy: A Beginner's Guide, by world-renowned author and Distinguished Professor, Vaclav Smil.

Given the federal administration's detrimental decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and because fossil fuels, and other traditional energy sources, are the leading cause of destructive and irreversaible climate change, TransportiCA's Book Club is highlighting energy sources - a major component of sustainable transportation!  Smil is long considered a global expert in energy.


Unlike with other months, because TransportiCA was delayed in selecting this publiciation, we have waived the quiz requirement - as is typically required for Book Club raffles.  However, please submit your name and email address to us, as listed in the next paragraph.

No purchase is necessary,  Submit your name and email address via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left).  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Questions for the January Book Club Selection: "Beyond Mobility"

For the January 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places, by Drs. Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra, and Stefan Al.

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win a copy of the book.

The contest questions for Beyond Mobility are:

(1) Although currently an Emeritus Professor, Dr. Cervero is also the Director of what institution?

(2) Besides instructing at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Guerra also has taught bicycle planning, where, outside the U.S.?

(3) Dr. Al has authored many books.  Which one will also be released this year?


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information and publicity.  To send-in your responses, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Wednesday, 31 January 2018.

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Book Club Returning to Normal Operations

As many of you noticed, the Book Club was on hiatus, from mid-September to this last week.  With TransportiCA having been taken over by the California Green Academy (01 July 2017), the amount of work for our staff has increased significantly.  Leadership at TransportiCA has also gone into full professional development mode, from re-entering higher education for management and administrative studies, to undergoing other development scholarship and avenues.

However, the Book Club returns to full force, remaining committed to the mission and vision of TransportiCA and the program.

This month, we are proud to feature the incredible publication, Start-Up City, by Gabe Klein and David Vega-Barachowitz.  As always, the selection features a quiz for the book, and a winner will receive a signed copy.  Contest submissions conclude at 23:59, Sunday, 31 December 2017.

Continuing our tradition, we will also be launching the second annual "New Year, New Reads" contest, in which one lucky winner can receive all of the Book Club's selection for 2017!  Stay tuned next week for further developments on this contest!

We are glad to be back in service, and for more information, please feel free to contact us at bookclub[at]transportica.info.

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