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Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Can Public Transportation Save the World from Climate Change?

September 26, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

As the Paris climate change agreement was being put together, debated, and finalized in December 2015, it was becoming increasingly clear that cities would be an important, if not essential, factor in whether nations could meet their greenhouse gas reduction […]


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 […]


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, 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 […]


Vehicles

As Cashless Toll Roads Proliferate, So Do Rental Car Fees

August 25, 2017

Via: The Huffington Post

Traffic tends to pile up quickly on Interstate 95 as cars push south toward Washington, D.C. Electronic signs post the time it will take to reach the highway that encircles the nation’s capital and often the minutes quickly multiply. Along […]


Impact & Regulations

New study shows that urban driving is way up, rural driving is way down

July 17, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

Whenever I see an email from Michael Sivak in my inbox, I know I am going to be depressed. He is the Director, Sustainable Worldwide Transportation, at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and sends out reports that […]


Travel and Public transit

Sound Transit station achieves LEED Gold certification

July 17, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Seattle Sound Transit’s newest light rail facility earned Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its use of sustainable practices in the design and construction of the Angle Lake Station, which opened in the […]


Impact & Regulations

Hyperloop One mark’s first successful full test of high-speed system

July 14, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Hyperloop One announced the successful completion of the world’s first full systems Hyperloop test in a vacuum environment. This test was Phase 1 of a multi-Phase program and was privately conducted on May 12, 2017 at the company’s test track, “DevLoop,” […]


Shipping

IEA: US Set to Claim LNG Exporter Crown

July 14, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

By 2022, the United States will be on course to challenge Australia and Qatar for global leadership among LNG exporters, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates. Despite the fact that the demand for gas in the United States – the […]


Vehicles

The Model 3’s Success Depends Upon Tesla Building More Than a Decent Car

July 13, 2017

Via: Wired

IN JUST TWO weeks, Tesla will start delivery of the Model 3, its long-awaited $35,000 sedan. After handing over the first 30 sets of keys, Elon Musk will hustle back to the factory, where he hopes to build 20,000 more of the ‘affordable’ electric cars […]