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The city of Cleveland’s Department of Public Utilities is building out the infrastructure needed to support its move to a fully electric fleet. The price tag for the project is expected to be $1.4 million.
State transportation officials met with Wilkes-Barre officials on Wednesday to lay the groundwork for a feasibility study on passenger rail service between Wilkes-Barre and other cities, including Philadelphia.
Yellow Alert systems are meant to help police track down suspects involved in fatal hit-and-run crashes through tips from the public. They are similar to the Amber Alerts issued for abducted children.
A pilot project between a regional utility and the Cajon Valley Union School District is turning eight electric school buses into battery storage devices to supplement the electric grid during peak demand periods.
It's rare that an electric bus catches on fire with only 18 reported cases globally, and after one of Connecticut's electric buses burst into flames the NTSB stepped in to investigate.
Some two dozen public EV charging stations will be installed in Hoboken, N.J., at no cost to the city or the drivers using them. Revenue generated from advertising on 55-inch screens will help subsidize the operation.
An increasing number of Uber and Lyft trips in the United States, Canada and other countries are happening in a zero-emission car, as ride-hailing platforms push for electric vehicle adoption.
The Saturday fire came one day after state officials gathered in New Haven to celebrate the success of the Clean Air Act that would restrict diesel vehicles and increase electric cars in the state.
Some 900 subway and rail platforms across the nation remain inaccessible to riders with physical disabilities. Funding provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help to retrofit these old stations.
The purchase of 137 new buses over the next two years will include at least 15 electric models to be used with the agency's proposed Bus Rapid Transit system to improve service between Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh.
After the U.S. Supreme Court weakened a unique California law allowing workers to join and sue their employer over labor law violations, the state Supreme Court will consider reviving the law in a suit by an Uber driver.
Even large car-dependent cities like Houston and Los Angeles are serious about reducing the auto traffic on highways as these cities reimagine transit and other transportation investments.
Scooter-share systems continue to rise in popularity around the U.S. as bike-share systems break ridership records. With options to pick from, cities are navigating new and maturing relationships with operators.
The Michigan-based automaker said it was taking steps to secure more EV batteries to reach its goal of making 600,000 electric vehicles a year by 2023 and more than 6 million a year by the end of 2026.
Transit agencies in California and New York, as well as other areas, are adopting fare payment technologies that allow fare capping, setting a limit on what riders will pay regardless of the trips they make.