The new trains, which will run during off-peak times, consist of two rail cars that can hold up to 112 passengers. Metra touted the trains as more economical and environmentally friendly than their diesel counterparts.
Getting congestion pricing plans past the public opinion stage may require refocusing the conversation around how traffic flows will improve, rather than any potential benefits to the planet.
Lithium-ion battery fires are becoming increasingly common as electric vehicles spread, and are hard to extinguish. A new approach uses an electrolyte based on a commercial fire extinguisher.
Baggage and cargo movement at airports is emerging as another use case for autonomous vehicle technology, as airlines and airports eye these applications.
Artificial intelligence and other technology common to modern transportation systems are finding their way into bikes, scooters and other micromobility devices.
The new e-buses in Baltimore are part of a nationwide push to transition the U.S.' 480,000 school buses away from their dependence on fossil fuels. Officials say the new vehicles will mean quieter roads and facilities.
Numerous startups and other urban efforts are reorienting the smart city technology space toward one which more directly impacts the lives of residents and addresses the deepening climate crisis.
The company leading the robotaxi race wants to expand driverless ride-hailing to Los Angeles and 22 Bay Area cities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties — even as San Francisco is suing to rein in its expansion.
General Motors has partnered with EV Connect to establish seamless plug-and-charge experience at some 200 high-speed chargers nationwide. More are set to follow, say those involved with the initiative.
Officials and residents alike are putting new investment behind water transportation. The cost of the ferry is now comparable to BART for most East Bay locations and cheaper than driving across any of the area’s major bridges.
A new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation found that the economies of producing green hydrogen at scale will be difficult to overcome as the government and the private sector search for non-fossil fuel energy sources.
Officials this week announced that the department had purchased a second electric Rosenbauer RTX fire engine using $1.1 million in funding from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Technology and policy leaders discussed the highway infrastructure of the future at the recent Transportation Research Board annual meeting, offering up the benefits of using recycled materials and sending electricity through the pavement.
Three cities in the Phoenix metro area are experimenting with on-demand microtransit offerings, both connecting to more traditional transit options and stepping in where none exists.
A Sacramento manufacturing plant could stand to benefit from the $3.1 billion federal grant awarded last month to revive an over-budget and overdue high-speed rail project between Merced and Bakersfield.