Coverage of efforts to develop smart, connected and integrated infrastructure that makes more efficient use of resources and improves citizen quality of life. This includes topics like connected infrastructure and self-driving cars, as well as the policies that surround them.
Two Oregon cities are set to receive more than $1 million to purchase small electric street sweepers through the federal Carbon Reduction Program. Albany will receive $739,082 while Corvallis will get $300,000.
The city's Department of Transportation is considering a rule change that would allow for the use of electric cargo-bike delivery vehicles. Experts say the vehicles often perform better than their gas-powered counterparts in urban settings.
Mountain Metropolitan Transit in Colorado Springs has upgraded its ticketing technology using a fare-payments-as-a-service platform, in a move to make riding transit easier and possibly cheaper for riders.
Public policy aimed at reducing greenhouse gases and other pollutants is pulling heavy-duty trucking forward in states across the West, as a 100-year-old industry evolves away from heavily polluting vehicles.
The city of Philadelphia has launched a two-year pilot project that makes free transit passes available to its more than 20,000 employees. The program promises a wealth of data and a lifeline to public transit.
White paint already has a track record of cooling urban areas, but a new twist on it could make it even more effective. An ultra-white coating can reflect just over 98 percent of sunlight, cooling surface temperatures.
Proterra Inc., the South Carolina-based maker of all-electric transit buses, has filed for bankruptcy, leaving city transit agencies to wonder if their plans to introduce electric fleets will have to wait even longer.
The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator has taken the lead on a new city challenge to advance zero-emission delivery zones. The cities selected for the cohort will have access to resources and materials as they work to reshape urban deliveries.
Speed camera violations dropped 30 percent citywide in the past 12 months, the first year in which the law allowed the cameras to issue automated tickets 24/7. Traffic fatalities also dropped, according to DOT data.