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An updated air-quality monitoring app covering large swaths of Southern California is combining data streams from both government and crowd-sourced sensors to give readings at the neighborhood level.
A new report by the Urban Institute urges an additional $17 billion in annual federal spending for transit nationwide, which could bring many bus systems up to a level currently seen in major cities like Chicago.
A modular building and a recharging station that is located in Springfield, Ohio, will boost progress toward viable electric flying cars — and a new industry soon to be built around those vehicles.
For the first time in state history, a hybrid-electric plane has taken flight between Maui's Kahului Airport to Hana and back on a single charge. The Nov. 22 flight was conducted by Los Angeles-based Ampaire Inc.
Ticketing and trip-planning across some half dozen transit providers in San Joaquin County, Calif., has been brought under one app, allowing for an easy jump for riders moving from one system to another.
As Ford Motor Co. enters the early stages of its transition to electric vehicles, it faces a decision that could shape the success of its electric-vehicle strategy: whether to make the battery cells that power EVs.
A study conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University earlier this year found that cybersecurity protocols and general concern about cyberthreats were inadequate across many agencies.
Among the recommendations contained in a 295-page Transit Development Plan given to the Eau Claire City Council is the idea of using a smartphone app and smaller vehicles to replace a bus serving the north side.
Marin County Search and Rescue have been using e-bikes for the past year to extend the range and speed of rescue missions. The first pair of donated bikes were introduced in 2019 and the fleet has since been expanded.
The Yakima Air Terminal and others have been chosen as a beta test sites for the aircraft, according to the state’s Department of Transportation. The announcement comes after two years of study with industry stakeholders.
The agency will use a $5.7 million grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to buy seven of the 15 electric buses it plans to use for the Bus Rapid Transit system between Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh.
Public sector transit agencies are expected to continue their transition away from fossil fuel burning fleets, expanding the use of electric buses, despite setbacks by the COVID-19 crisis.
During 2018, the Montana Highway Patrol started using drones and photogrammetry software to examine crash scenes. Officers say the tech has dramatically increased efficiency, safety and accuracy.
Transit leaders are working to bring futuristic mobility options, like air taxis, aerial gondolas and Hyperloop, to the region with the help of a $1 million grant from the Florida state Legislature.
Imagine flying in a small, pilot-free aircraft between counties in the Tampa Bay area, or riding in an aerial gondola — like at a ski resort — to get from Tropicana Field to the St. Pete Pier.
A first-of-its-kind partnership between Lyft and the Denver Regional Transportation District laid the foundation for mass transit fare purchases through the rideshare company’s smartphone app.
Venture capital investors recently discussed the transportation innovations where they see big opportunities for significant growth — the expansion of electric vehicles and autonomous technologies are among them.
The Chattanooga Area Regional Transit Authority and its academic partners were awarded a $3.9 million grant to develop machine learning models for insights into how to best deploy electric buses and on-demand transit.
After successfully testing a Tesla Model S 85 as a patrol vehicle in 2018, the Fremont Police Department is planning to expand its electric fleet as gas-powered vehicles reach the end of their life cycles.
This is the second autonomous vehicle open to the public in Tampa Bay. But unlike Tampa’s pilot, which launched last month, this one shares its entire route with cars, bicyclists, buses and other modes of transportation.