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Planning to convert its entire bus fleet to electric by 2030, Boston Public Schools this month will put 20 new electric buses on the roads and collect data on route efficiency, operations and climate and health effects.
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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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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.
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More than 380 loading zones in Oakland will be turned into smart zones, allowing for commercial fleets — like parcel and other deliveries — to seamlessly park and pay by the minute.
In an effort to make electric vehicles more affordable, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will distribute more than $78 million to California drivers who purchase or lease pre-owned electric vehicles.
The $10 million award to a Buffalo nonprofit is part of the $85 million New York Clean Transportation Prizes challenge. The funding will be used to expand access to e-bikes and an EV car-share program, among other things.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has begun a one-year pilot project to deploy smarter technology at the Lincoln and Holland tunnels and the George Washington Bridge to help improve traffic operations.
The county’s public utility district began mapping out a strategy for a future that relies heavily on electric vehicles. The planning session follows on the heels of the Washington Clean Fuels Standard law, which took effect this year.
Department officials this week announced the upcoming changes to their patrol vehicles at the annual State of the NYPD breakfast. New tech additions will include 360-degree cameras and QR codes the public can use to contact the department.
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.
The micromobility transportation sector continues to evolve and grow, fueled by developments in technology, partnerships and infrastructure, according to experts at the 2023 Micromobility World Conference.
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.