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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.

During a recent press briefing hosted by the American Public Transportation Association, transit leaders highlighted the industry’s ability to launch on-demand transit programs, which flourished during the pandemic.
Agreements with a company that installs smart pavement and a company that would provide rental scooters for downtown use will be considered by the Joplin, Mo., City Council at its meeting Monday.
Norman, Okla., wants to improve accessibility of transportation for its residents, especially those with disabilities. One city councilor has suggested Via, a rideshare company that serves 500 U.S. cities.
If you want to install a publicly accessible electric vehicle charging station at your business or on your property, the California Energy Commission is offering a program that will cover most of the cost.
The transition to EVs will cost the auto industry billions and likely create more mergers, but leaders of top Michigan-based suppliers consider the tech-driven evolution more opportunity than concerning disruption.
Before the pandemic, Brunswick, Ga., received a roughly $1.7 million grant to establish a bus system. The city must now figure out how to make the system sustainable given how COVID-19 can affect ridership patterns.
Members of a utility coalition led by American Electric Power have agreed to install EV charging stations along major highways running from Maine to Texas. The plan is for stations to be less than 100 miles apart.
A partnership between Electrify America and Valley Clean Air Now in California has led to thousands of rural households trading in their gas-powered cars for electric autos. Will other parts of rural America follow suit?
The company has its roots in a pioneering Oregon program that charges drivers based on mileage rather than fuel. Its technology can also be used for tolling, congestion pricing and other forward-looking concepts.
The Regional Transit District in Colorado needs to increase ridership, so it is looking at the option of using pandemic relief funds to reduce fares, but that idea could spell trouble for the overall budget.