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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.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is reconsidering a prohibition on autonomous trucks in the state following years of pleading from the industry and rapid advancements in the space.
Electric bikes are becoming a popular alternative to short- and medium-range trips that would normally have been traveled by car. But experts warn the vehicles are only as good as the infrastructure they travel, which is often lacking in low-income neighborhoods.
Following years of pleadings from the autonomous vehicle industry, California officials are revisiting a statewide policy that prohibits self-driving semi-trucks and big rigs on its roads.
A $6.6 million grant is taking the city of Danbury one step closer to a fiber-optic smart traffic signal system aimed at reducing congestion.The city's new system could be installed by the end of 2024.
Legislation has been filed in both the House and Senate that calls for the MBTA to operate a fully electric commuter rail system by December 2035. Three lines that serve environmental justice populations would be electrified sooner.
The Toledo Area Regional Transportation Authority’s membership in NEORide, a regional transit collective, allowed it to more easily take on service and technology improvements like the newly launched TARTA Flex.
The $11.3 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration will help to convert the state’s diesel ferries to hybrid-electric vessels and make improvements to the Belford Ferry Terminal in Monmouth County.
Changes to land use zoning, parking requirements and other areas could make way for some 500,000 new housing units in neighborhoods around transit stops in the Puget Sound region of Washington state.
Top officials from the departments of Energy and Transportation reiterate that both the federal infrastructure law combined with the climate legislation can make U.S. transportation cleaner, greener and more equitable.
Car-share operations are turning to electric vehicles as they reimagine the service as an affordable, nonprofit transportation business model. The shift is helping to serve low-income communities where mobility options are limited.