Friday, January 18, 2019

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

The App that Fights Congestion, Emissions

Maryland transportation engineers develop incenTrip to nudge users toward greener, more efficient travel decisionsThe average American lost 41 hours to rush-hour congestion in 2017,...

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...

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...

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...

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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...