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The city’s Department of Transportation has opened its application portal for companies to submit bids on providing electric scooters, electric bikes or other dockless vehicles for public use.
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Fast, low-latency communication is essential for supporting connected vehicles and other next-gen transportation technologies. But the intelligent roadways that will carry it are developing more slowly.
The Midwest has a number of major cities that are all within a day’s drive of each other, providing an excellent geographic canvas for the building of an effective high-speed passenger rail network.
The red light cameras, which can photograph a driver and their license plate and then send tickets to that person’s registered address, are controversial and not allowed in South Carolina.
The truck fueling station, set to open this summer in West Oakland, has the potential over six years to stop nearly 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from fouling the air and harming nearby residents.
As Tyler’s main annual conference approaches, the company is betting its ongoing work with Champ Titles will take hold among more state governments. Meanwhile, the auto market is getting back to pre-pandemic normalcy.
A yearly assessment by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy knocked the city for inefficient transportation. Planned changes include buying more hydrogen-powered buses.
A public-private partnership involving two state agencies and a broadband technology provider will lay more than 400 miles of fiber-optic conduit on three Arizona interstates. It will link connected vehicles as well as homes and businesses.
Waymo's automated driving system is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after 22 reported incidents, including 17 crashes, involving the driverless technology.
Bike paths, bus systems, crosswalks and airports — all should work together, transportation leaders said recently. Forging an efficient and seamless network, they agreed, can bring challenges, but opportunities as well.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Amazon's driverless taxis after two test cars stopped suddenly and were rear-ended in separate injury crashes, including one in San Francisco.
The state may use a lottery system to connect electric bicycle riders with purchasing incentives. Nearly 80 people received free e-bikes last year from a state program that awarded nearly 470 vouchers, covering all or part of the expense.
Officials have wrapped a $1.9 million project to help cut down on tall vehicles hitting underpasses leading to the north Grand Island Bridges in Niagara Falls. The electronic over-height detection systems rely in part on infrared transmitters.
A hydrogen fuel-powered passenger train set a Guinness World Record for distance traveled on a test track in March. The trains, from Swiss manufacturer Stadler, are slated to go into use in San Bernardino County, Calif.
Law enforcement officials have cracked down on the illegal behavior, with some agencies using pickup trucks outfitted with cameras for a higher vantage point to peer into vehicles and catch distracted driving.
Movements opposing changes to land use and transportation development policies can thwart initiatives capable of confronting urban quality of life challenges, city officials said recently. Some advised pushing back.