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Category: Travel and Public transit


Travel and Public transit

Ford, Indianapolis launch program to improve mobility

March 21, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Ford and the City of Indianapolis are launching the Indianapolis City:One Challenge, a co-creation and crowdsourcing program for residents, businesses, and community groups to propose and pilot solutions that improve mobility. As cities like Indianapolis evolve and new technologies take […]


Travel and Public transit

Sonoma-Marin rail system carries 100,000th bicyclist

March 20, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

California’s Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) carried its 100,000 bicyclist last week. “The bicycling community has been very supportive, taking their bikes on board as part of their daily commute and for recreation,” said SMART Board Chairman Gary Phillips. Since […]


Infrastructure, Travel and Public transit

Rail Lines Cut in Flooded Midwest, Which Faces More Rain

March 19, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The Great Plains and Midwest, struggling with flooding that inundated roads and farms and pushed rivers to record heights, is set to get more rain ahead, with light showers forecast over the next few days and a heavier downpour next […]


Travel and Public transit

MBTA opens new rail station

March 12, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

State, local, and transit officials were on hand to mark the ceremonial opening of the new Blue Hill Avenue Station. “The opening of this station reaffirms the MBTA’s commitment to improve public transit in all the communities we serve,” said […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Ohio House passes bill that includes $200M public transit funding boost

March 8, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Under amended Substitute House Bill 62, which passed the Ohio House of Representative by a vote of 71 to 27, state funding for Ohio’s 61 urban and rural transit systems will rise to $100 million in each of the next […]


Travel and Public transit

Duke University faces community pressure to embrace light rail

February 26, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

And it’s dredging up past resentment. Remember when North Carolina state legislators defunded light rail, and a city stepped up to fill the gap? It turns out that nothing is ever easy. While the project has been progressing and plans […]


Travel and Public transit

European cities respond to growing demand for urban transport

February 14, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Three quarters of the population in Europe lives in cities. The proportion is increasing, and like many areas of the western world, we are seeing a return to living in and around our largest cities. European cities are becoming ever […]


Travel and Public transit

Americans Are Abandoning Public Transit—but Don’t Blame Uber

February 13, 2019

Via: Wired

IN PHILADELPHIA, A small group of transit riders sat down to talk about what sucks about the bus. “What is it about the bus?” the interviewer said, and they were off. “They got to stop at every corner,” one rider […]


Travel and Public transit

Airbus: People Want and Will Use Urban Air Services

February 11, 2019

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Airbus says that people around the world are increasingly open to urban air vehicles, either to fly around in themselves or merely to whisk a hot pizza to their home. Such a service might at first require human pilots for […]


Travel and Public transit

LA Metro partners to provide car-sharing at key transit stations

February 11, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced a partnership with the San Francisco-based company Getaround to offer an affordable and hassle-free car-sharing service at more than 25 busy Metro transit park-and-ride lots throughout Los Angeles County. Getaround allows […]