Transportation


  • A Rivian R1T nears undergoes final assembly at the automaker's plant in Normal, Illinois.
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    EV startup Rivian to lay off 10% of salaried workforce

    Founder and CEO RJ Scaringe said that Rivian still firmly believes in the full electrification of the automotive industry.

    By Michael Brady • Feb. 23, 2024
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    Seattle to add electric buses that use wireless charging

    In-ground inductive chargers will power double-decker buses along a new Sound Transit bus rapid transit route.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Smart Cities Dive

    From worsening climate change to a shifting transportation landscape and the housing affordability crisis, cities have their work cut out for them in 2024.

    By Smart Cities Dive staff
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    Waymo updated its vehicle software after ‘rare scenario’ in Phoenix

    The action comes as federal regulators increase scrutiny of AV ride-hailing companies’ safety measures following a Cruise incident last fall.

    By Eric Walz • Feb. 20, 2024
  • Construction workers build the “Signature Bridge,” replacing and improving a busy highway intersection at I-95 and I-395 on March 17, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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    Infrastructure law may increase transportation’s GHG emissions as states spend more on highways

    The White House is also expected to delay the transition to electric vehicles in a revision to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed emissions regulation.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
  • A DoorDash delivery worker walks his bike along the road in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, California.
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    DoorDash rides wave of continued growth in food delivery

    Although some workers complain of low wages, the delivery company reported that it attracted more drivers than ever in 2023.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Transportation and public health ‘need to be working in collaboration with each other’

    Transportation decisions that affect public health shouldn't be made in isolation, a former CDC official says.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
  • A satellite image of the Earth showing a map of electric vehicle charging locations in the United States.
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    Joint venture EV charging network Ionna begins operations

    The firm, which seven leading automakers support, plans to install at least 30,000 high-powered public chargers in strategic locations throughout North America.

    By Eric Walz • Feb. 15, 2024
  • A screenshot of Syracuse, New York's snow operations map with different colors indicating interval since a street was plowed.
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    How 3 cities are improving snow removal with software

    More transparency, equity and efficiency come from systems that optimize and prioritize plows and provide real-time road data during winter storms, these cities say.

    By Paige Gross • Feb. 15, 2024
  • A young person holds a bike on end while pushing it into a locking stand while a public official looks on.
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    Bicycle parking network in Jersey City, New Jersey, aims to overcome biking barriers

    Parking is important for supporting cyclist safety and encouraging residents to bike, Mayor Steven Fulop said.

    By Kalena Thomhave • Feb. 14, 2024
  • Air travelers walk toward a Lyft pickup area at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on August 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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    Lyft credits boom in travel and leisure for strong 2023 growth

    Some Lyft drivers are joining a two-hour strike in 10 localities today to demand fair wages, safety and the right to form a union.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
  • New York Fire Department ambulance with emergency lights on at night driving through an intersection in Midtown Manhattan, blurry due to vehicle in motion
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    For faster emergency response, New York’s fire department looks to AI

    The FDNY is testing an artificial intelligence-driven project to help emergency vehicles avoid traffic and other roadblocks on the way to life-threatening emergencies.

    By Paige Gross • Feb. 13, 2024
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter trains at North Station on May 12, 2021.
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    Boston area transit agency to offer half-price fares for low-income riders

    Up to 60,000 riders could be eligible for the program, which has the potential to increase ridership 30% among that group, the MBTA says.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
  • Waymo's autonomously driven Jaguar I-PACE electric SUV
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    San Francisco crowd attacks Waymo driverless car

    The incident could signal a self-driving vehicle backlash as Super Bowl ads criticized Tesla’s Autopilot software and city leaders call for local oversight of AVs in their cities.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    For US aerial trams, the sky’s the limit

    Aerial cable cars remain rare for U.S. urban transportation, but cities and private groups see them as a novel solution to traffic woes.

    By Adina Solomon • Feb. 9, 2024
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    US cities unlikely to follow Toronto’s bruising effort to curb Uber

    The company hit back forcibly when Canada’s largest city tried to cap the number of ride-hailing licenses it grants. 

    By Ramona Dzinkowski • Feb. 9, 2024
  • A blue electric New York City transit bus at an overhead charging station.
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    FTA to help electric transit bus buyers amid tough times for manufacturers

    The White House convened a roundtable Wednesday on clean bus manufacturing as transit agencies working to green their fleets struggle with price increases and long delivery times.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
  • People line up for their rides in front of a sign that reads "Uber Pickup Zone."
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    Uber reports strong ride-hailing, delivery growth in 2023

    2023 marked Uber's first full-year profit as a public company, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
  • FlixBus and Greyhound motor coaches parked at an open-air bus station.
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    States warm up to intercity and rural bus service

    "Public policy will gradually swing in the industry’s favor," the Chaddick Institute's 2024 Intercity Bus Review predicts. 

    By Feb. 6, 2024
  • An aerial view of a hillside landslide brought on by heavy rains, which caused four ocean view apartment buildings to be evacuated and shuttered due to unstable conditions, on March 16, 2023 in San C
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    California storms sever Amtrak, commuter rail line once again

    Coastal erosion continues to threaten the Los Angeles-San Diego route. Authorities can’t say when it will reopen for passenger service.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
  • Passengers board a Metra commuter train at Union Station on September 15, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.
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    Chicago commuter rail begins reduced-fare program for low-income riders

    The new 18-month pilot program is open to all recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the six-county region served by the commuter rail operator, Metra.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Is the EV revolution over?

    Despite a sales slowdown, apartment owners and developers should charge ahead with electric vehicle infrastructure, experts say.

    By Amanda Loudin • Feb. 1, 2024
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    US cities’ outlook for 2024

    Cities are pushing ahead on innovative bids to build more sustainable, safe and equitable communities, but many of the roadblocks they face likely aren't going anywhere.

    By Smart Cities Dive staff • Jan. 31, 2024
  • Chevy Bolt EV operated by Cruise on the street in San Francisco.
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    GM CEO: ‘We are committed to Cruise’

    Despite investigations, ongoing safety concerns and a $2.7 billion loss last year for the robotaxi unit, General Motors CEO Mary Barra insists the “technology is sound.”

    By Jan. 31, 2024
  • Aerial view shows a road stretching through water with heavy damage in the middle.
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    FHWA offers $729M for storm-damaged infrastructure

    The funds will help states rebuild roads and bridges following natural disasters and extreme weather.

    By Julie Strupp • Jan. 30, 2024
  • A biker squints in the summer sun as she tops the hill at East 82nd Street on the East Drive in Manhattan's Central Park.
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    Micromobility companies rode through rough times last year. What’s ahead for 2024?

    With strong demand for bikes and scooters bumping into some providers’ financial troubles, “We’re at an inflection point in the industry,” said Lime’s chief operating officer.

    By Jan. 30, 2024