Sunday, August 14, 2022

London Wants to Kick Uber Out of the City

London could lose all of its Ubers, courtesy of the city’s transportation agency. On Friday, Transport for London announced it would not renew the...

Waymo Partners With Intel, Tesla Kills a Model S, a Lawyer Debates the Trolley...

Self-driving vehicles are well on the way to replacing human drivers. There are just a few problems. No one has a good idea of...

Self-Driving Cars Will Kill People. Who Decides Who Dies?

Recently, the “trolley problem,” a decades-old thought experiment in moral philosophy, has been enjoying a second career of sorts, appearing in nightmare visions of...

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,...

To Stop Distracted Driving, Researchers Monitor Drivers

Everyone knows that distracted driving is a problem, but it tends to fall in the “other people/not me” category of personal risk assessment among...

City of cars: Paying for public transport in Los Angeles

WHEN the Los Angeles transit authority extended a railway to link the city’s towering downtown to Santa Monica, a swanky seaside neighbourhood, last May,...

Laggard on the lake: Toronto’s mayor tries to improve transport

FEW cities these days have the cachet of Toronto. It ranks high on lists of the world’s most “liveable” cities (the Economist Intelligence Unit,...

Transport as a service: It starts with a single app

AMONG Helsinki’s contributions to innovation in transport is a tram kitted out as a fully functioning pub, which trundles through its centre in the...

Entrepreneurial transit: George Washington’s bus

IN PARTS of New York city, if you know what to look for, you will find a vast and quasi-legal transport network operating in...

Transport in the Middle East: Let’s go together

RIYADH, the Saudi capital, is no easy place to navigate. It sprawls over 1,500 square kilometres (580 square miles) and, but for a few...

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The Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, a budget reconciliation package that includes some portions of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. This is...

The half-promise of the Carbon Reduction Program

This post was written by Mollie Dalbey and Stephen Coleman Kenny, members of the Transportation for America policy team. The Carbon Reduction Program (CRP), a...

Reconnecting Communities: Initiating restorative transportation justice

Much of the work of smart transportation focuses on playing defense against divisive infrastructure projects that would make travel more difficult. Now, communities and...

New reconciliation package includes funds for safety, access

In response to the proposed Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, Transportation for America Director Beth Osborne released this statement: We are glad to see Congress...