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Travel and Public transit

Publisher’s Perspective: Transit seeking ways to combat declining bus ridership

December 1, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

This past May, I discussed factors that may be contributing to a disturbing trend in recent years — declining bus patronage — and ways to combat it. We know that it is not confined to bus operations, as some rail […]


Vehicles

The Liability of Location Tracking in Field Service

November 7, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

In Ridley Scott’s Alien, there’s a scene in which Tom Skerrit’s character, Dallas, attempts to hunt down the titular creature as it slinks through their spaceship’s duct system (Why would a spaceship have a huge duct system? I don’t know). […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

12 big cities commit to electric-only buses & fossil-fuel-free zones

October 26, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

The recent rapid grown in electric car sales is a positive sign for our environment, but it leaves two major problems: 1) Electric cars are still cars, and car-centric development is extremely problematic. 2) Personal vehicles make up just under […]


Travel and Public transit

Could Telecommuting Reinvigorate the American Dream?

October 21, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

George Jetson had a flying car. Yet he still commuted to work. Even though the Jetsons lived in a world where everyone teleconferenced, and even saw the doctor via telemedicine, it still didn’t occur to the Jetsons’ creators that people […]


Travel and Public transit

Is Uber killing transit?

October 16, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

It has long been a concern that if the roads are flooded with Uber and Lyft cars, will people switch from transit? Will it increase congestion? Now, a new study from UC Davis shows that people are indeed switching. Angie […]


Shipping

China Driving Dry Bulk Shipping Markets Recovery

September 13, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

Sentiment among dry bulk ship owners seems to be at a new high as Baltic Dry Index (BDI) hit a 34-month record at 1,332 points, according to a weekly shipping report from Allied Shipping Research. The market increase that has […]


Shipping

Listing Ship Closes Traffic at India’s Vizag Port

September 8, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

A number of berths were closed to vessel traffic at India’s Visakhapatnam Port after a general cargo ship started to list badly, according to GAC India. The 10,959 dwt vessel HAI DUONG 09 was being loaded with steel billets when […]


Infrastructure

Surface Transportation Board to Examine CSX Service Woes

August 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The Surface Transportation Board will hold a special session to listen to CSX Corp. and railroad shippers discuss service disruptions since May that have ratcheted up the animosity between the sides in a public war of words. Hunter Harrison, CEO […]


Impact & Regulations

Analysts Predict Spot Rates Could Soar Once ELD Mandate Goes Into Effect

August 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

When the electronic logging device mandate finally takes effect in December, freight hauling capacity will tighten and spot market rates are likely to rise, according to trucking industry analysts. The mandate could result in a 7% loss of capacity in […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Advisory group on self-driving cars stalls under Trump

August 25, 2017

Via: The Hill transportation

The government’s council on self-driving cars, which was working to speed up efforts to bring autonomous vehicles to the road, has stalled under the Trump administration. The Federal Committee on Automation held its first meeting on Jan. 16, with representatives […]