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The Israel-based firm, expanding in North America, has joined a recent uptick in gov tech firms with valuations of $1B or more. The Optibus success provides signals about what’s next for transit software and other tools.
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As municipalities emerge from shutdowns, slowdowns and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the transportation sector’s role in supporting the recovery is becoming more apparent.
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The null, signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021, infuses historic amounts of funding into our nation’s transportation infrastructure. Applying for grants can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
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The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles develops an omnichannel customer service strategy on the cloud.
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    It’s a discussion that almost every transit agency is having in North America – what do we need to do, when are we going to do it, and can we implement a zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleet alone?
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    Intelligent transportation technologies, fiber-optic networks and data help governments and motorists keep traffic moving.
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    Government agencies had to adapt to a rapid increase in demand for services in 2020.
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    A 2017 Tesla Model S sedan on autopilot mode suddenly began to accelerate on its own as it headed toward a highway offramp, ran off the road and crashed into a tree, according to a lawsuit filed by the driver.
    Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles with Serve Robotics, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, and Motional, an autonomous vehicle technology company. The pilots will focus on shorter and longer trips respectively.
    Michigan has submitted seven nominations for Alternative Fuel Corridors, which are transportation routes that will build out EV charging infrastructure using the state's funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
    The City Council on Monday voted to approve a one-year licensing agreement with Bird Rides to deploy as many as 200 shared electric scooters. The company will initially deploy between 25 and 35 devices.
    Regional government organizations in Sacramento, Calif., and Denver have taken an oversight and data collection role around micromobility operations, showing that they are well positioned to navigate these planning efforts.
    The acquisition, with a value up to $14.5 million, will give Rekor both vast amounts of data to feed its intelligent traffic solutions as well as access to long-standing customer relationships across the country.
    The Israel-based company has raised $260 million in total, with new funding coming amid a product release and international expansion. Earlier this year, Optibus increased its North American footprint via acquisition.
    It was a historic day in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 14, with the unveiling of the local fire department's newest addition to its fleet of vehicles — the country's first all-electric fire engine.
    The city is considering another bout of regulation around the on-demand devices, citing safety concerns. But experts are divided over whether or not the popular transportation option needs more rules.
    The new Owensboro electric bus is adorned with a colorful green-and-blue wrap that features images of city employees, with the city crest emblazoned at the rear of the bus, and it’s scheduled to start routes on May 23.
    The city of Racine, Wis., has switched 25 percent of its bus fleet to electric power and announced a new feature in its smartphone app that shares real-time data on bus location, along with arrival and departure times.
    A connected vehicle project with vehicle-to-everything technology in Georgia will continue a trend in the transportation sector that merges traditional highway infrastructure with digitally connected vehicles.
    The state of Michigan and the National Park Service will be partnering on a number of transportation projects to address issues like congestion and parking, as well as increase electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
    The pilot program that is under consideration is for 12 months, with a 12-month extension option, and is with Bird Rides, a Santa Monica-based company that provides electric bicycles and scooters.
    New Mexico's proposed clean-car rule, which received a public hearing yesterday, would require electric vehicles to account for 7 percent of new car sales starting in January 2025.