Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Austin’s Capital Metro Selects New President and CEO

The board of directors of Austin, Texas’s Capital Metro has named Randy Clarke, who previously served as the vice president of operations and member...

Creating Driving Tests for Self-⁠Driving Cars

Volvo-backed Zenuity wants to prove that autonomous vehicles can drive more safely than humansIllustration: Jude Buffum Illustration: Jude Buffum At...

Elon Musk Shares Controversial Views on Public Transit

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and most recently, The Boring Company, recently expressed his controversial opinions on public transportation at a conference...

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...

All Aboard the U.K.'s First Hydrogen Train

Gif: Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education/IEEE Spectrum HydroFlex at a rail testing center in Warwickshire, England, in June 2019. Advertisement Editor’s Picks Solar Panel...

Protean Electric’s In-Wheel Motors Could Make EVs More Efficient

Putting electric motors closer to the road may also improve handlingIllustration: Protean Electric   Illustration: Protean Electric Keep It Simple:...

Volvo Says Goodbye To Gasoline

Volvo says all of its 2019 models will have electric drive, making it the first big auto company to switch from traditional internal-combustion engines. “This announcement...

Transportation projects, issues to watch in 2018

Now that 2017 has come to a close, it is time to look forward and focus on the promising projects and issues that will...

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’s Incoming Fare Payment System Sparks Security, Privacy Concerns

For over twenty years, New Yorkers have swiped the iconic MetroCard to pay their transit fares and board trains and buses. Last month, however,...

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