Transportation


  • A participant in Denver's e-bike rebate program.
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    Permission granted by Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency

    What Denver’s climate office learned from early e-bike rebate enthusiasm

    Mike Salisbury, transportation energy lead in the Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency, explains what inspired the program and how the local government adapted to a huge public response.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
  • A car with front-end damage is being loaded onto a flatbed truck while several more crashed vehicles are seen behind it on an expresway near downtown Chicago.
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    US DOT launches roadway safety call to action

    Nearly 50 governments, non-government organizations and private-sector partners have committed to taking specific actions this year to reduce roadway deaths.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
  • The entrance to the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.
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    Federal agency seeks input on AV safety documentation

    With the Department of Transportation pushing to reduce vehicle-related fatalities, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is weighing whether additional federal rules on autonomous vehicle safety are warranted.

    By David Taube • Feb. 2, 2023
  • The left front of a green bus on a street is marked as "Electric Bus."
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    Transit agencies’ zero-emission bus adoption increased in 2022

    California, New York, Florida, Texas and Massachusetts together added more than 1,500 zero-emission transit buses to their fleets.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
  • ChargePoint, Stem strike EV charging and battery storage deal for highway corridor fast-charging networks

    Combining charging, battery storage and AI-driven energy management will save money for EV site operators, the companies say.

    By Stephen Singer • Feb. 1, 2023
  • Two young children are crossing the street at a crosswalk while a car waits for them.
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    US DOT awards $800M toward street safety

    The allocation comes from the first funding round of the Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program, part of the 2021 infrastructure law.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
  • A view of downtown Austin, Texas.
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    10 US cities ready for a ‘smart city future’

    Tomorrow’s smart cities will have robust technology and green infrastructure, along with strong tech job markets, according to a report from real estate technology company ProptechOS.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
  • A train going through a tunnel
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    Baltimore’s B&P rail tunnel on track for $4.5B replacement

    The 150-year-old Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel is the largest rail bottleneck between Washington, D.C., and New Jersey, according to the White House.

    By Jen Miller • Feb. 1, 2023
  • A close-up angular view of a government building in Washington, D.C. with a sign reading "United States Environmental ProtectionAgency"
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    EV transition not keeping pace with US climate goals: report

    Gas-powered cars need tighter regulations for the U.S. to meet its 2030 emissions target, while not enough urban charging or utility upgrades could constrain electrification, one report author said.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
  • Many people exit and enter a silver New York City subway trains at a Manhattan underground station.
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    To close budget gaps, transit agencies face hard decisions in 2023

    Remote work, crime and reduced service are deterring riders and cutting into fare revenue, leaving agencies to look for new funds or cut service.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Shared-Use Mobility Center highlights opportunities for micromobility in city climate action plans

    The role of micromobility is not discussed much in climate action plans, but that could be improved going forward, one Shared-Use Mobility Center representative explained during a webinar last week.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
  • An aerial view of Washington, D.C. that includes the Washington Monument.
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    DC launches public shared micromobility dashboard

    The District of Columbia also announced that VeoRide would operate shared electric scooters and bikes in the city, but Helbiz and Bird will not.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
  • Rendering of vast airport space with floor to ceiling windows on the right and skylights above.
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    Courtesy of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    7 projects to watch in 2023

    From an NFL stadium to a major airport expansion and a massive manufacturing plant, these high-profile, high-impact projects are expected to hit significant milestones this year.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Jan. 30, 2023
  • The entrance to the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.
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    FTA makes $21B available to transit agencies, communities

    The public transportation funding for the 2023 fiscal year could enable new bus and rail car purchases, help with repair backlogs, and support fleet modernization and adoption of climate-friendly technologies.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
  • New York City Mayor Eric Adams delivers second state of the city address at the Queens Theatre in Queens, New York, on Jan. 26, 2023.
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    NYC to require zero-emission fleets from Uber, Lyft by 2030

    “That’s zero emissions for over 100,000 vehicles on our city streets. And it will be achieved with no new costs for individual drivers,” Mayor Eric Adams said in the State of the City address Thursday.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
  • Red and white Tesla cars are parked in front of a brick showroom in Brooklyn with a Tesla sign on the building.
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    Tesla sets sales record as safety concerns mount

    California banned automakers from advertising self-driving capabilities that still require a driver in control, while NHTSA is investigating Tesla’s Autopilot system.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • A person rides a scooter on a city crosswalk.
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    Walkable urban areas are popular but have an affordability problem: report

    People are paying a premium to live in dense and walkable neighborhoods, according to new data analysis, which could be a bright spot for downtowns impacted by pandemic-era work changes.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
  • An aerial view over El Paso, Texas shows tightly-packed buildings in the foreground with brown hills in the background.
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    El Paso to reconnect neighborhoods divided by highway with deck plaza

    The Texas city will work with Stantec on the design and planning for a downtown public space with regional amenities over Interstate 10, which might also be widened as part of the project.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
  • An electric bus charging on a public street.
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    Illinois investing nearly $114 million in downstate transit

    The money will go to a wide range of transportation improvements, including electric and hybrid-electric transit vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, new bus shelters, solar panel installations and facility expansions.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
  • People look on as a tow truck pulls a car out of a flooded intersection on January 04, 2023 in Mill Valley, California.
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    DOT provides $29.4M to repair California roads damaged by floods

    The money will support efforts by the state transportation department and four federal agencies to fix highways, bridges and other infrastructure.

    By Colin Campbell • Jan. 25, 2023
  • Two double-deck silver passenger trains are at a station in Northern California on a gray, wet day.
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    Cost of proposed San Francisco commuter, high-speed rail tunnel grows to $6.7B

    The 1.3-mile tunnel would bring commuter trains to the downtown transit center, but pre-pandemic ridership hasn't returned along the line.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
  • A bike-share docking station early in the morning.
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    Phoenix chooses Lime, Spin for shared micromobility program

    The operators will permanently rent electric scooters and bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes. The city expects those added options will help amid an expected flux in Super Bowl visitors next month.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
  • E-bikes in a city.
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    2023 could see more tiny vehicles, significant transportation investments, experts say

    Transportation experts, including a former New York City transportation commissioner, shared some of their trends to watch this year during a virtual event hosted by America Walks.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
  • Aerial view of Oakland, California.
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    Oakland, California, aims to improve curb management with smart loading zones

    The city is working with tech company Populus to allow commercial fleet operators to automatically pay for curb use by the minute to address growing deliveries and crowded curbs.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
  • A no parking sign in a city.
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    Chicago may test parking enforcement tech to cut traffic deaths

    Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the technology could help the city address its rising traffic fatalities, which climbed over 50% between 2019 and 2021.

    By Jan. 20, 2023