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Tesla on Autopilot Rear-Ends a Parked Cop Car in Connecticut

December 10, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Another Tesla Inc. vehicle operating on the carmaker’s driver-assistance system branded as Autopilot has crashed into a parked emergency vehicle, eliciting fresh warnings about the shortcomings of automated technology on public roads. A Tesla Model 3 sedan hit a parked […]


Travel & Public Transit

TransLink adding tactile, braille signage at bus stops

December 9, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Vancouver’s TransLink is moving ahead with plans to implement a program benefiting customers who are blind or partially sighted. Beginning in 2020, tactile and braille signage will be installed at every bus stop, and tactile walking surface indicators (TWSI) at […]


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USA Truck Plans to Cut Costs Following Disappointing Q3 Earnings

November 1, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

USA Truck posted disappointing earnings when the Van Buren, Ark.-based carrier released its third-quarter financial report Oct. 31. The company’s year-over-year net income fell to a loss of nearly $1.4 million, or a negative 16 cents per share, after reporting […]


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Fiat Chrysler Confirms Talks With French Carmaker Peugeot

October 30, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Oct. 30 confirmed that it is in talks with French rival PSA Peugeot, its second bid this year to reshape the global auto industry, which is facing huge challenges with the transition to electric […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]