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Travel and Public transit

Los Angeles To Become First In U.S. To Install Subway Body Scanners

August 14, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles subway system will become the first in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transportation […]


Travel and Public transit

Hyperloop is hard at work, killing taxes and public investment

August 3, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Cupertino, California is home to Apple, the world’s first trillion dollar company. It also has terrible transportation problems, as its population swells from 60,000 at night to 180,000 every day as the tech workers stream into town. So the city, […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power

July 24, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions — including its mandate for electric car sales — in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, according to three people familiar with the plan. The […]


Impact & Regulations

Mexico Is Said to Push for NAFTA Agreement by End of August

July 23, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Mexico is redoubling its efforts to reach a NAFTA agreement with the U.S. and Canada by the end of August to increase certainty for investors and take the heat off incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, according to three people […]


Vehicles

The electrification of road freight marches forward

March 28, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

DHL aren’t the only shipping company introducing electric vehicles. In fact, several new developments suggest more and more of our stuff will be moved by electric motor in the not too distant future. UPS, for example, is deploying stationary energy […]


Vehicles

Waymo’s Self-Driving Car Service Is Just About Here

March 13, 2018

Via: Wired

NEARLY A DECADE after beginning life as Google’s self-driving car project—and helping make the idea of driverless cars real—Waymo is now the smallest of steps from launching a commercial service: It has members of the public riding in its retrofitted […]


Infrastructure

Drivers See Big Toll Hikes In 2018

January 9, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

Get ready, drivers. With gas tax revenue stagnant and transportation funds scarce, states are turning to toll roads in 2018 to fill treasuries and manage traffic — despite outrage from motorists and questions about the efficiency of tolls. The full […]


Travel and Public transit

Mobility-On-Demand: The Future of Transportation

December 26, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft have been largely viewed as a threat to public transportation agencies, stealing customers and much-needed revenue. These fears are not unfounded. An October report by the University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation […]


Travel and Public transit

Bombardier, Metrolinx reach new light rail vehicle agreement

December 22, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Bombardier agreed to amend the contract terms with Toronto’s Metrolinx to produce light rail vehicles for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system on-time. The move resets the relationship with Metrolinx under its new leadership, and provides a clear […]


Travel and Public transit

Record Travel Projected for Christmas, New Year’s Holidays

December 18, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

As the Christmas song goes, “Gee, the traffic’s sure terrific.” In fact, travel experts say they believe the final holiday travel period of the year — Dec. 23 through midnight New Year’s night — will set a new record. AAA […]