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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.

On Monday, the MTA announced that it will expand the use of high-tech automated mobile cameras installed on buses to capture real-time bus lane violations along its routes in an effort to speed up service.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced new pollutant standards and plans to increase electric vehicle sales starting in 2026. The announcement closely follows California's decision to phase out the sale of new gasoline vehicles.
Research by Pecan Street in Austin, Texas, shows that electric vehicles can be used as an effective device to smooth electric demand while getting recharged when electricity is cheaper and more plentiful.
Federal approval of South Carolina’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan announced recently puts more than $25 million for new high-powered chargers along 759 miles of designated EV corridors.
Plus, a new study identifies stumbling blocks to AI adoption, a dam in China will be Earth's largest 3D-printed structure built by automation and theft of cryptocurrency skyrockets.
Electric school buses are playing an increasingly large role in helping to manage the sustainability of the power grid as more renewable sources of power generation continue to come online.
A study by Carnegie Mellon University found that if at least 20 percent of cars are autonomous vehicles, traffic systems may start to see the operational improvements these vehicles are expected to bring.
The four-year-old software-as-a-service provider sells technology that can handle not only titles and auto registrations but liens and insurance issues. DMVs around the country are striving to acquire better technology.
Gabe Klein has been named as the head of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, charged with overseeing the buildout of some 500,000 high-speed public chargers across the nation, among other projects.
The autonomous transportation projects being lead by the Minnesota Department of Transportation are testing not the technology, but the use cases these new forms of mobility can serve.