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Travel & Public Transit

Planning for Safety, Security in Public Transport

October 16, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

As domestic and international transportation venues experience crime and terrorism, concern for transportation security is growing across transportation and rail providers and stakeholders. To operate safely and securely, transit agencies must consider how these security threats and vulnerabilities manifest locally […]


Travel & Public Transit

Mobility in Context: New York City

October 14, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

As New York City grows in population, jobs, and tourists, so too have the challenges facing the city’s mobility network. According to NYCDOT, roadways have grown increasingly congested with for-hire vehicles, which have added 36.9 million trips a year between […]


Vehicles

Automated Trucking Levels Up

September 20, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

After several years of fanfare and debate over when and how self-driving commercial vehicles would reach the market, early forms of this technology are beginning to become an option in new trucks. The first trucks equipped with auto­mated steering features […]


Vehicles

Tesla Scrutinized by NHTSA Over Model 3 Safety Claims

August 7, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding Model 3 safety claims and has subpoenaed the carmaker for information on several crashes, according to documents posted by a nonprofit advocacy […]


Travel & Public Transit

Maryland resumes service on shuttered RailLink line

August 7, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

After stabilizing sections of eroded Light RailLink track in the Cold Spring Lane area and completing other scheduled work, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) are set to resume regular service beginning on Wednesday, between the […]


Vehicles

Self-Driving Trucks Are Ready to Do Business in Texas

August 6, 2019

Via: Wired

DON BURNETTE AND Paz Eshel are Silicon Valley, through and through. Burnette is a veteran of Google’s self-driving car project and Otto, the robotic trucking company acquired by Uber. Eshel has a background in venture capital, and his résumé is […]


Vehicles

Now on the Used Car Lot: Great Electric Vehicles for Cheap

August 5, 2019

Via: Wired

ANY ARGUMENT ABOUT the future of the electric vehicle market is likely to include one statistic: In the US, battery-powered cars make up fewer than 2 percent of new vehicle sales. That desultory number, though slowly increasing, makes clear that, […]


Shipping

Maersk Plunges as Investors Dump Trade Icon on Trump’s Tweets

August 2, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Shares in A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container shipping line, plunged the most in two months after President Donald Trump escalated his trade war against China. The stock of the Danish company, which handles about a fifth of the […]


Impact & Regulations

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on New Trucks

May 7, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced legislation aimed at repealing the 12% federal excise tax on certain heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers. Reps. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) led a bipartisan effort April 29 […]


Vehicles

Riding a Scooter? Protect Your Head

May 3, 2019

Via: Wired

IN THE PAST year, electric, shared scooters have sprouted like weeds on corners in cities as varied as San Diego, Detroit, and Barcelona. Riders have hopped aboard, neighborhood groups have objected to the scooter companies’ business models, and policymakers are […]