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Category Archives: Transport

June 13, 2017
Autonomous Vehicles Will Do More
Greater Greater Washington

Transportation technology is on the verge of radically shifting how we get around, according to a number of experts. They envision a future where transportation is cheap, easy, and enjoyable; where, whether you use a car share, take bike share or public transit, or order a self-driving car to pick you up, the choice will […]

Restraining Order to Keep Baltimore Bike Lane
Streetsblog USA

Pandering to NIMBYs, Catherine Pugh wants to rip out a protected bike lane that has been in the works for years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to design and build.

Apple Working on Self Driving Cars
Los Angeles Times

It’s official: Apple Inc. plans to develop technology that powers self-driving cars — and although it’s a relative latecomer to the increasingly competitive field, analysts say it’s not too late for the tech giant to make its mark there.

June 12, 2017
New Data Suggests Vision Zero Progress
Governing Magazine

The Vision Zero traffic-safety campaign depends on using data to identify dangerous conditions. Now that data is getting even better.

Iranian Women Defy Cycling Ban
The Guardian

Religious leaders in Iran consider women on bicycles a threat to morality. But as traffic chokes the capital, Tehran, a counter-movement is growing.

Trapped in Poverty By Traffic Tickets
Detroit Free Press

About 100,000 in Michigan get their driver’s licenses suspended every year because many can’t afford to pay off traffic fines and fees.

Chicago’s Youth Jobs Report Highlights Transit Need
Chicago Sun-Times

A new study finds that access to public transportation is key to addressing youth employment — and that there are fewer jobs for residents of the city’s South and West sides that are within walking distance or can be reached in half an hour on public transit.

June 11, 2017
Lessons From Uber & Lyft’s Return to Austin
Austin Startups

After investing in 36 lobbyists to win this bill — Uber and Lyft got basically everything they wanted and both Silicon Valley giants turned their apps back on in Austin a few hours later. But what happened next?

Meet Marble, The Autonomous Delivery Cart
Granola Shotgun

This little pushcart size machine is launching the next generation of tech based business models. It’s using fine grained real time lidar navigation so autonomous machines can learn to negotiate the city “on foot.”

“Unprecedented Mobility Revolution” Is Nothing New
Eno Trans

The rise of urban freeways offers a number of lessons on how to manage new transportation technologies. AVs promise changes on a wide scale and, depending on how they are rolled out, could have positive or negative effects on communities and the environment.

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Lacks Specifics
PBS

President Donald Trump is promising to spend a trillion dollars to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. But beyond general statements about private-public partnerships and dismantling regulations that can delay construction, he has yet to put out a detailed plan.

Las Vegas To Seek Funding For New LRT Line
Las Vegas Review Journal

Gov. Brian Sandoval gave the green light this week for officials to seek funding to build a light-rail line that could cost up to $705 million and carry passengers from McCarran International Airport to downtown Las Vegas as soon as 2023.

Madrid Taking Steps To End ‘Manspreading’
Miami Herald

The city of Madrid is launching a new public campaign aimed at ending one of the scourges of public transit: people who spread their legs out wide, invading others’ personal space.

June 8, 2017
Automakers Race to Get Ahead of Silicon Valley on Car-Sharing
New York Times

While their core businesses remain making and selling vehicles, car manufacturers are feverishly experimenting with new services that get people using their products in an age when car ownership is no longer as appealing as it once was.

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