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Category: Travel & Public Transit


Travel & Public Transit

Poll: Californians Not Sold on Treating Uber, Lyft Drivers as Independent Contractors

September 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Despite amassing the largest campaign war chest in California history, Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies are in danger of coming up short with voters on a ballot measure that would allow them to again classify their workers as independent […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

US senators introduce bill to enable resumption of cruising

September 21, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

As informed, the bill will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations. Currently, cruise […]


Travel & Public Transit

San Diego’s MTS Approves Electric Bus Transition Plan

September 18, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with its board unanimously approving a transition plan to convert all the agency’s 800 buses to zero emissions by 2040. The transition plan will now be […]


Travel & Public Transit

Calif.’s LAVTA Named ‘Outstanding Public Transportation System’

September 16, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced the selection of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) as the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award. The annual award acknowledges excellence among public transportation providers in North […]


Travel & Public Transit

AC Transit Launches New Health and Safety Plan

September 15, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) recently unveiled its reNEW Plan, a multi-prong action plan outlining the agency’s commitments to onboard health and safety. The reNEW Plan goes beyond the standards of the 30-member Bay Area Blue Ribbon Transit […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Big week for Boeing

September 14, 2020

Via: Politico

When it comes to the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, two things are happening simultaneously in the next few weeks: Regulators around the world are nearing the end of their processes to approve the plane to fly again. And lawmakers in […]


Travel & Public Transit

Airlines Are Removing Seats to Make Space for Cargo

September 3, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Cargo, one of the least glamorous aspects of flying, is proving a rare ray of light for airlines amid the coronavirus gloom. The grounding of passenger planes at a time of increased demand for everything from medical supplies to iPhones […]


Travel & Public Transit

COTA Named Outstanding Midsize Public Transit System

September 1, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

For the second time in three years, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) earned the Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award, recognizing the organization as the best transit organization of its size in North America. The award was announced by […]


Travel & Public Transit

An uncertain future for road travel

August 24, 2020

Via: Politico

Some traffic is returning to the roads, but volumes remain down by as much as half on some major turnpikes and toll authorities around the country, according to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, which released new data from […]


Travel & Public Transit

American Airlines to Drop Flights to 15 Cities in October

August 20, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

American Airlines will drop flights to 15 smaller U.S. cities in October when a federal requirement to serve those communities ends. The airline blamed low demand during the coronavirus pandemic, which has triggered a massive slump in air travel and […]