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Speakers Thursday at a webinar organized by the North American Bikeshare and Scootershare Association (NABSA) discussed how micromobility, including bike-share systems and e-bikes, is becoming part of larger transportation ecosystems — and securing public funding.
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Ava Community Energy in the San Francisco Bay Area has drafted its Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Goods Movement Blueprint to aid in the transition of trucking toward zero-emission vehicles.
Depending on whom Americans elect to the presidency in November, the U.S. auto industry could be looking at two vastly different product and profitability scenarios related to electric vehicles.
Austin plans to fully electrify its bike-share fleet, in addition to increasing the number of bikes and docking stations. This is in line with other cities and the broader trend of electrifying bicycle fleets.
Houston is unlikely to meet its climate action goal of phasing out gas-powered vehicles, with just 49 electric and hybrid cars added to its 13,000-vehicle fleet over the past two years, an official said.
It’s a move happening statewide. In October, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation requiring all new school buses purchased after 2035 to be zero-emission vehicles.
The new trains, which will run during off-peak times, consist of two rail cars that can hold up to 112 passengers. Metra touted the trains as more economical and environmentally friendly than their diesel counterparts.
More than 7,500 new electric Uber and Lyft vehicles have been approved by the Taxi and Limousine Commission since the start of the city’s Green Rides initiative, according to a lawsuit aimed at limiting the electric for-hire fleet.
Falling prices, increased availability and incentives are giving the secondhand electric vehicle market the thrust it needs to grow, introducing the vehicles to a wider cross-section of consumers.
San Mateo County, Calif., is pushing back on a proposal to bring driverless taxis to the peninsula’s streets and highways, doing so first via a letter sent recently to regulators.
Under rules laid down by the California Air Resources Board, transit agencies across the state must convert their entire fleets to buses with zero tailpipe emissions by 2040. But Bay Area agencies are split on how to get there.
The questionable reliability of charging infrastructure in the state has been a pain point for EV drivers that threatens to hurt adoption and the state’s broader climate goals if not addressed.
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is offering new information and no-cost training related to preventing and addressing the safety issues associated with electric vehicle systems.
New York's Republican state legislators are roundly criticizing a state mandate that was enacted in 2022, requiring school districts to transition to electric school buses in the next four years.
A cyclist was injured in a collision with a Waymo driverless vehicle in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood this week. This news comes after Cruise, another autonomous car company, recalled its entire fleet nationwide.
Getting congestion pricing plans past the public opinion stage may require refocusing the conversation around how traffic flows will improve, rather than any potential benefits to the planet.