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Transportation

Stories about technology for monitoring, maintaining and improving roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, public utilities and other critical infrastructure.

Electrification, congestion pricing and how streets are used could all greatly influence the future of transportation in cities, say speakers at the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo.
A study from Anderson Economic Group has found that it costs more to charge an electric vehicle than it does to keep a traditional car filled up with gas. The study notes this can change with more infrastructure.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments, with the help of engineering firm HNTB, has spent nearly a year answering the question: What would high-speed transit in the Metroplex look like?
An announcement Monday from Amazon’s self-driving car unit Zoox that it will soon start testing its autonomous vehicles in downtown Seattle drew criticism from transportation safety advocates.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is collaborating with other state agencies on a new pilot project that will use a mixture of asphalt and recycled plastic from landfills to pave part of a state park road.
Salem, Mass., officials are considering whether to allow electric bikes, noting that a state law forbidding the vehicles was written for license-requiring mopeds years ago rather than the new bikes with small motors.
At the heart of the Beta District in Central Ohio is the U.S. 33 Smart Mobility Corridor, a 35-mile “living lab” to test and deploy transportation technology. The corridor was officially unveiled last month.
The Fremont Police Department in California has been testing electric vehicles for a few years and is in the process of making its fleet fully electric. However, full adoption can't occur until charge times are reduced.
Pittsburgh Port Authority will return to using single-car trains after one month of employing two-car trains on the light rail system. The authority expected a bump up in ridership in September, but it didn’t happen.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is poised to make millions by selling excess space on its network. The agency has nearly completed two projects totaling $95 million to install fiber-optic cable along roughly 220 miles of the highway.