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With fewer people parking downtown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new technology will be added to a Connecticut city’s parking garages that officials say should be more convenient for drivers.
NASA is testing a prototype electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle in California that looks like a large version of a 6-rotor drone. It is designed to lift off like a helicopter with as many as six passengers.
Schachter formerly served as the chief technology officer for the New York City Department of Transportation. He brings more than 26 years of local public-sector experience to the federal government.
Pittsburgh has proposed an ordinance to change the city’s traffic rules for those who opt to utilize electric scooters. The rules include an age limit for riding as well as parking restrictions.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown highlighted the roughly $39 billion that would fund public transit nationwide if the U.S. House approves a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the Senate nearly a month ago.
The Mobility Data Collaborative, in partnership with the Future of Privacy Forum, has created an assessment tool to help cities and other organizations protect the data collected within the transportation sector.
Due to concerns about self-driving accidents, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has told Tesla to provide a significant amount of data on every car the company has sold over the last seven years.
The Legislature approved SB 500, which would require that autonomous vehicles be emissions free by 2030, nudging an industry that has been clearly trending toward electric. The bill awaits the governor’s signature.
The Federal Railroad Administration has paused its review of the high-speed maglev train that’s proposed to link Baltimore and Washington with a 15-minute ride and eventually extend to New York.
On Sept. 7, the Lowcountry Regional Transport Authority is kicking off the first year-round public transit option in Beaufourt County, S.C. This service was made possible by a $1.2 million grant.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has announced three cities will receive grants as part of the Delivering Zero Emissions Communities program — a move toward 100 percent zero emissions commercial vehicles by 2030.
After a deal between Tuscaloosa and My Goat Inc., maker and distributor of the autonomous grass-cutting devices, the city’s public projects committee has unanimously endorsed a three-year contract with the technology.
The Capital District Transportation Authority in New York is marketing Flex, a ride-hailing service similar to Uber, in an attempt to recover from what public transit experts believe is a permanent loss of ridership.
Transit systems in New Orleans, San Diego, Miami and other cities have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with a variety of new approaches, ranging from reduced fares to redesigned networks.
The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the essential yet complex role public transit plays in the lives of citizens. Experts say this is the moment to make it physically and financially more accessible to everyone.