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Fireproof Lithium-Ion Batteries That Harden When Hit

Gabriel Veith Adding powdered silica (in blue container) to the plastic layer (white sheet) that separates electrodes inside a test battery (gold bag) will...

Making Fuels with Carbon Dioxide Pulled From Air Could be Affordable

Carbon Engineering shows direct air capture could cost $100 a tonIn the fight to slow down climate change, few ideas generate more hype, scorn,...

Drone Delivery, If Done Right, Could Cut Emissions

To make drone package delivery green, look at drone size, electricity source, and warehouses, researchers sayIllustration: iStockphoto Drone delivery is expected to take off big...

Los Angeles to Transition to Entirely Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

On November 8, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to transition the City to a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2030, a...

APTA: GOP Tax Plans Fall Short on Key Transit Issues

On behalf of his organization’s more than 1,500 members, Richard White, acting president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), recently issued...

Voters Approve Swaths of Transit-Related Ballot Measures in Local, State Elections

On November 7, 2017, voters from across the county approved a wide range of transit-related ballot measures in local and state elections, a sign...

Megacities Commit to Zero-Emission Bus Technology

Twelve big-city mayors from across the globe recently committed to ensuring a fossil-fuel-free future, and they hope to do so by, among other measures,...

New York MTA to Scrap Iconic MetroCard

Say goodbye to New York’s yellow, bendable, unmistakable MetroCard, which riders have used to swipe through subway turnstiles and board buses for over 20...

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Port Authority taps PATH dep. dir. DeGraffe to lead the railroad

Clarelle DeGraffe, the deputy director of Port Authority of New York/New Jersey is the new Director of Rail Transit and GM of PATH. Clarelle DeGraffe,...

New Financing Tolls Make Electric Bus Buying Easier

Proterra offers multiple leasing options,including the ability to lease the batteries, which could help transit agencies better manage risk. As more and more transit agencies...

Proterra's 35-foot Catalyst passes Altoona Testing with record battery capacity

Proterra has tested more battery-electric vehicles at Altoona than any other manufacturer and was the first electric vehicle manufacturer to complete Altoona testing with...

Poll shows support for new sales tax to support San Diego transit

In the next six months, MTS will convene industry-sector focus groups and a Community Advisory Committee made up of civic-minded, neighborhood-based organizations to gain...