Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Why Electric Buses Haven't Taken Over the World—Yet

In lots of ways, the electric bus feels like a technology whose time has come. Transportation is responsible for about a quarter of global...

LA Metro to test safety features for autonomous buses

The Los Angeles Metro is participating in an 18-month demonstration project to test collision-avoidance technology for autonomous buses. The post LA Metro to test safety...

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...

California state legislators seek to boost transit-oriented housing

A bill introduced by California State Senators Scott Wiener, Nancy Skinner, and Assemblyman Phil Ting aims to promote housing developments located near major transit...

Extreme winter weather highlights importance of resilient transit infrastructure

Frigid temperatures and extreme weather, particularly the “bomb cyclone” that pummeled the east coast last week, highlight the need for significant investment in resilient...

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...

Nashville Mayor Seeks May Transit Referendum

With the support of a majority of Nashville Metropolitan Council members, Mayor Megan Barry, who unveiled a multibillion transit improvement plan in October, filed...

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...

Bipartisan Congressional Caucus to Focus on Importance of Bus, Transit Systems

A bipartisan group of members of Congress with deep interests in public transportation, particularly improved bus systems and infrastructure, has come together to advocate...

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T4America statement on Senate Republicans’ HEALS Act

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