In an 11-1 vote Thursday, commissioners with the Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission approved an early-phase analysis of a 22-mile electric passenger rail system connecting north and south county.
Future of Transportation Conversations
The investment needed to improve and repair public physical transportation infrastructure for things like roads, bridges, and highways is critical, but did you know it’s equally as important to do the same for our digital transportation infrastructure? Ciena’s Daniele Loffreda details why the time is now for DOTs to improve their digital infrastructure and the winning formula to follow.
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.
As intelligent transportation system (ITS) applications become more sophisticated, ensuring network uptime has become increasingly difficult for state departments of transportation (DOTs). Ciena’s Daniele Loffreda highlights how DOTs can add resiliency to their communications networks.
By now, you’ve probably already heard plenty about data in intelligent transportation. By their very nature, technologies that support intelligent transportation programs capture massive amounts of data.
Concepts like mobility data specifications are serving as the foundational pieces of digital infrastructure that will enable the development of more integrated and complete urban transportation systems.
New limitations on the $7,500 tax credit for those purchasing electric vehicles have gotten the attention of car shoppers — and could have dramatic effects on buying or leasing decisions, according to new research.
The Advanced Clean Fleets rule, which could get an air board public hearing in spring, seeks to phase out diesel trucks across the state by 2042 at the latest, including garbage trucks, delivery vans and more.
An eye-popping investment planned by a startup company at the former Loring Air Force Base could come with promises from large airlines to buy its cleaner fuel even before the technology has been tested at scale.
The first hydrogen-powered public bus there will go into service next month, a milestone that will unleash an army of similar, zero-emission buses that don't connect to a grid and run longer without refueling.
The state will see around $100 million for high-speed Internet projects as part of a $1 billion pot of funding from the federal government. Other projects include the purchase of electric buses and charging infrastructure.
On two short stretches of road near downtown Detroit, Mich., transportation officials plan to embed technology in the pavement that can charge electric vehicles while they’re being driven. Other places are not far behind.
As extreme heat events continue to test the power grid in parts of the U.S., the large batteries in electric vehicles are being seen as an opportunity to help smooth out consumer demand peaks.
Transit systems in Wisconsin and Colorado are upgrading fare payment systems to app-based and contactless payments, with riders no longer needing to stand at vending machines or search for spare change.
Mayor Byron W. Brown's capital spending proposal for next year includes a $1 million allocation for an electric vehicle charging network throughout the city, though exact placement of the stations is yet to be determined.
The new TravelSafely app, released Thursday, aims to make streets safer for drivers, walkers and cyclists. The app connects drivers to an electronic network of intersection and crosswalk data, and to each other, city officials said.
Airports are increasingly turning to cutting-edge technologies to meet their daily operational needs. These initiatives serve as real-world tests and economic drivers in the communities the airports serve.
The Shared-Use Mobility Center is urging public, private and nonprofit groups to sign on to its Shared Mobility 2030 Action Agenda, which sets goals around expanding mobility options and transportation equity.
Freyr Battery, a Norway-based clean-tech company named after a Norse god, will invest $2.57 billion in Georgia by building a plant on a 368-acre site in Coweta County, according to a news release.
In an effort to push out car-centered infrastructure, Santa Fe officials are aiming for a more environmentally friendly transportation system with the addition of more bike lanes and expanded bus routes.