Thursday, January 21, 2021

MTA Launches Electric Bus Pilot

Last week, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) launched a 10-vehicle battery-electric bus pilot program that includes five New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE buses and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Freeways Is a Mobile Game That Lets You Play Traffic Engineer

The air sings with four-letter words. The iPad sits stoic as fingers poke, jab, and prod at its screen. Traffic engineering, it turns out,...

Dallas Transit Failing Neediest Residents, Study Finds

A study recently presented to members of the City of Dallas Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure and Sustainability Committee highlights several pitfalls and inefficiencies in the...

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,...

Mass transit News, Research and Analysis – The Conversation

Many Americans need reliable public transit to get to school or work. Frank Hank July 26, 2017Junfeng Jiao, University of Texas at Austin and...

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Looking toward a better 2021. With such a difficult year behind us, it feels impossible to make resolutions fearing they may jinx an already chaotic...

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RELEASE: The emergency funding for transit and Amtrak is good but not enough

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Over 160 elected officials and organizations support fundamental changes to the federal transportation program

Over 160 elected officials and organizations urge Congress to prioritize maintenance, safety over speed, and access to jobs and services in the next long-term...