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A leading auto industry advocacy group is calling upon automakers to outfit their semi-autonomous vehicles with driver monitoring technology and to clarify messaging so as not to mislead consumers.
A recent push by transit officials has put the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on a path to buy only electric buses starting in 2028, and use almost no gasoline to power its fleet by 2040.
In the eyes of New England's rail champions and some lawmakers, the huge federal spending packages are an unrivaled opportunity to fund a massive train project that would transform the region.
A three-month pilot project to test small, electric autonomous shuttles in North Carolina launched at the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills. The project will inform other driverless initiatives in the state.

When President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States would seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% from 2005 levels by 2030, major U.S. automakers say they got exactly what they wanted.
Plus, Boston offers free public transit to test financial incentives’ influence over commuter behavior, San Diego expands its free Wi-Fi program to 300 new locations, and more.
The company, a spinoff from Google-affiliated Sidewalk Labs, hopes to circumvent privacy concerns by making location-based data “synthetic.” It’s also planning on putting out a new scenario-modeling product this year.
A roundtable discussion related to what’s needed for expanded EV deployment took a look at concerns around the difficulties of building out a half-million new charging locations in the near future.
The Bakersfield City Council is scheduled to vote on an agreement that would expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure from four stations to 30. The chargers would be placed at six locations throughout the city.
A Brookings Institution panel recently examined how Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal is a chance to build the economy through green jobs, broadband-enabled access to opportunity and improved cargo shipping.
SpaceX requested the permit modification so it can move ahead with the expansion and addition of pads for testing, orbital launches and landing; towers for loading payloads into rockets; and other requests.
Local governments found themselves with pressing needs during the pandemic, and pilot programs testing automated shuttles stepped up to help — for example, by delivering COVID-19 tests and meals.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation purchased its first electric vehicle, a Tesla. Eventually, nine EVs will replace vehicles currently used by the State Highways division, with another 34 to be delivered by the end of May.
Transportation providers in Chicago are noticing that the number of riders is steadily growing. However, some riders argue that their return to public transit depends on their employers' decision to continue telecommuting.
The city of Boulder established new regulations for micomobility devices, outlining where they are allowed to be located and where they can legally go. In January 2020, officials considered banning some services from the city.
Transportation agencies are accelerating their modernization plans with the cloud.
Minnesota’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Alliance is developing a privacy and security framework to help guide current and future smart transportation infrastructure and vehicle projects.
The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization is using a cloud-based solution to improve its processes and decision-making.
Cloud technology is helping airports transform the passenger experience.
Across the country, transit agencies are getting involved in vaccination efforts. Many are giving people free rides to vaccine sites via bus, train or light rail routes, or are using their fleets for door-to-door pickup.