Transportation: Page 3


  • President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at Pullman Yards on March 9, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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    Biden administration asks for 2.7% FY 2025 increase in DOT budget

    The Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration would receive modest cuts over the fiscal year 2024 budget, while the Federal Aviation Administration would get a $2.7 billion increase.

    By March 14, 2024
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg at the Transportation Department building on May 09, 2023 in Washington, DC.
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    US DOT awards $3.3B to reconnect communities, offers funding for other transportation projects

    Meanwhile, President Biden's 2025 budget for transportation calls for $4 billion for large transit projects and $1.2 billion for the use of low-embodied-carbon materials.

    By March 13, 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
  • A view of the Miami skyline with tall buildings and a modern passenger train emerging from an elevated station.
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    High-speed rail could get $205B in proposed legislation

    House Democrats and rail advocates lined up behind the American High-Speed Rail Act, touting cleaner intercity transportation and economic development for cities served by these trains.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Why Walmart sees drone delivery taking flight

    The retailer is expanding drone delivery to up to 1.8 million additional households, linking the option to stores across more than 30 towns and municipalities in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • March 11, 2024
  • A traffic signal mounted horizontally on an overhead arm next to a camera.
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    Automated traffic enforcement is growing. How are cities using it?

    Cameras that cities use to catch drivers speeding, running red lights and blocking bus and bike lanes have “public perception and policy obstacles to overcome,” a safety official said.

    By March 11, 2024
  • New York State Police, MTAPD and New York National Guard patrol and conduct container inspections at Grand Central Station on March 6, 2024 in New York City.
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    NYC subways get National Guard, state police patrols after high-profile assaults

    While New York City Mayor Eric Adams and transit workers applaud the move, others express concerns about racial profiling.

    By March 7, 2024
  • Traffic moves along Interstate 80 on November 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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    States must assess road safety for pedestrians, cyclists under FHWA proposed rule change

    The Federal Highway Administration wants to update regulations for the Highway Safety Improvement Program to align with federal equity and safety priorities.

    By March 6, 2024
  • A white sedan with large sensors mounted on the roof and front hood drives along a street in San Francisco.
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    Robotaxi expansion approved in California over local objections

    Waymo can begin operating driverless robotaxis immediately in Los Angeles and on the San Francisco peninsula following a March 1 decision by the California Public Utilities Commission.

    By March 5, 2024
  • Hydrogen fuel cell buses at a bus stop.
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    Fuel cell electric buses up 75% in transit fleets last year

    Battery-electric bus fleets also grew last year, but at a slower rate than in 2022, according to Calstart’s annual report on zero-emission buses.

    By March 4, 2024
  • A 40-foot, battery-powered electric bus drives along a street on February 02, 2023 in Miami, Florida.
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    FTA makes $9.9B in formula funds available for public transportation

    Due to the ongoing budget debate in Congress, the funds represent only the first five months of fiscal year 2024.

    By March 1, 2024
  • An engineer checking a maintenance pipe system for ventilation and air conditioning on the rooftop of a building.
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    NYC defines ‘green economy,’ projects job growth in new action plan

    The 124-page plan released yesterday is the city’s latest signal that it is hungry to be at the center of climate change-related business and workforce growth.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
  • A futuristic yellow electric takeoff and landing aircraft sits on the tarmac.
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    Self-flying air taxis planned for Houston-area skies

    The city of Sugar Land, Texas, and eVTOL developer Wisk Aero, a Boeing subsidiary, will bring pilotless air taxis to the city’s airport, which serves the greater Houston area, per a new agreement.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
  • A yellow cab taxi is seen on March 24, 2022 in New York City.
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    Data lacking on assaults against taxi, ride-hailing drivers and passengers, GAO says

    Uber, Lyft and taxi companies do not regularly report data on assaults, leaving the agency to conclude that it can't measure the prevalence of such crimes.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
  • Electric vehicles at an EV charging station.
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    Utility Con Edison to reward NYC EV charging operators for reducing demand at peak times

    Rideshare and fast-charging provider Revel will be the first participant in Consolidated Edison’s new EV charging program. Officials say program incentives should help to lower station operating costs.

    By Robert Walton • Feb. 27, 2024
  • Two people wait on the curb before crossing a major intersection in Los Angeles.
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    Pedestrian deaths declined modestly in first half of 2023: GHSA

    “A decrease in pedestrian fatalities is welcome news,” said the Governors Highway Safety Association's Adam Snider, but the numbers are still far above pre-pandemic levels.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
  • Passengers board a Metra commuter train at Union Station on September 15, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.
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    FTA awards $631M to 3 transit agencies for new rail cars

    Older rail cars cost more to maintain and lack modern amenities such as digital signage and direct access for riders with disabilities, according to the Federal Transit Administration.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Sponsored by FMCSA

    Writing tips for successful grant proposals

    Six examples to inspire your transportation federal grant project. Read now.

    Feb. 26, 2024
  • 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
  • A autonomous Waymo Jaguar I-PACE SUV yields to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
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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
  • Air pollution hangs over city skyline and urban sprawl.
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    Q&A

    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