Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Chicago, New York discounted most public input in expanding bike systems

Public bikes are meant to complement a city's existing mass transit network, so the location of docking stations is critical. MusikAnimal/Wikimedia, CC BY-SAWhen...

Where’s my package? Common carrier freight lockers can ease city traffic and prevent failed...

Unloading packages and arranging them for delivery in New York City. AP Photo/Mark LennihanOnline shopping is a big convenience for many Americans, but porch...

Looking past the hype about ‘trackless trams’

CRRC's version of the optically guided bus, now operating in Zhuzhou, is more like light rail than its predecessors. CRRCThe optically guided bus is...

The battle to be the Amazon (or Netflix) of transport

High-tech companies and venture capitalists have been striving to break into the transport and mobility market. Between 2016 and 2018, venture capital investment in...

Why trackless trams are ready to replace light rail

CRRC Zhuzhou Institute developed the rubber-tyred autonomous rail transit (ART) system, or trackless tram, which has already been trialled in Zhuzhou, China Wikimedia, CC...

Unused £321m trapped on dormant Oyster cards – and time may be running out...

Topping up. shutterstockIt is 15 years since Transport for London (TfL) launched the Oyster card on London’s buses and tube trains, but Oyster hasn’t...

Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across

Cities are growing vertically as well as horizontally, so infrastructure needs to ensure people can move up and down as well as across the...

What public transit can learn from Uber and Lyft

Riders on San Francisco's Muni light rail system. David Lytle, CC BYFor all of their complaints about it, Americans care about public transit. Surveys...

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...

Self-Driving Wheelchairs Debut in Hospitals and Airports

Autonomous vehicles can add a new member to their ranks—the self-driving wheelchair. This summer, two robotic wheelchairs made headlines: one at a Singaporean hospital and...

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