Friday, January 18, 2019

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...

Shipping Triggers More Lightning

Exhaust from the diesel engines that propel ships can trigger strong thunderstorms, scientists have found. There is twice as much lightning right above two...

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APTA urges President, Congress to open U.S. DOT

In a letter sent to the President and House and Senate leaders, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) strongly urged the Administration and Congress...

Bytemark, Thales team for Dutch mobile ticketing app

The successful completion of the project now allows passengers to purchase tickets through an app on their smartphone, paying with iDEAL or credit card,...

Sound Transit reaches 70% completion on Northgate Link construction

Construction at Roosevelt Station is about 70 percent complete. Crews are focused on finishing the station entrances, or headhouses, seen here on the left. Sound...

May Mobility's Self-Driving Shuttles Hit the Streets of Ohio

Photo: Smart Columbus The May Mobility self-driving shuttle seen here driving into downtown Columbus, Ohio can hold up to six passengers. Advertisement Editor’s Picks Robot Taxis...