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Elon Musk wants to build a transit tunnel to Dodger Stadium

Entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to build a tunnel to shuttle baseball fans to Dodger Stadium in high-speed vehicles. The post Elon Musk wants to build...

Quebec city to test autonomous shuttle

An autonomous electric shuttle will operate on a public road in mixed traffic in the Canadian city of Candiac (QC). The post Quebec city to...

Transpo emoji are among the least popular on Twitter

Until a grassroots campaign came to the rescue, the aerial tramway icon was the least popular emoji symbol on Twitter. The post Transpo emoji are...

Cap Metro to test autonomous shuttle

Capital Metro (TX) is testing two autonomous shuttles on a mile-long route on Third Street in Austin. The post Cap Metro to test autonomous shuttle...

Electric double-decker buses coming to SoCal

Foothill Transit (CA) will bring two electric double-decker buses to the San Gabriel Valley in 2019. The post Electric double-decker buses coming to SoCal appeared...

DART rolls out electric buses for downtown route

On July 2, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (TX) rolled out seven all-electric buses for its downtown D-Link route. The post DART rolls out electric buses...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed last week: Transit operators in California and Ohio move forward with autonomous vehicles testing. The post Weekend round-up appeared...

Skeptics question proposed Chicago Express Loop

Skeptics are asking questions about Elon Musk's proposed project to build a high-speed transit link between O'Hare Airport and downtown. The post Skeptics question proposed...

COTA drivers continue to fight driverless buses

Bus drivers for the Central Ohio Transit Authority took their fight against driverless buses to the Columbus City Council on Monday. The post COTA drivers...

Problems plague BYD electric buses

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times found substantial problems with BYD electric buses in use at LA Metro and elsewhere. The post Problems plague...

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It’s go time: Launching our Month of Action

With Congress writing long-term transportation policy this month, we need to make sure that this bill doesn’t continue the broken status quo. We need...

House-passed COVID relief bill increases emergency funding for transit construction grants

Local governments’ budgets have been decimated by the pandemic. Yet the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program—the main federal program for funding new transit construction—counts...

The CDC needs to do more to show the public that transit is safe

Public transit is one of the safest indoor spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic for a plethora of reasons. But the perception of transit’s safety...

The Generating Resilient, Environmentally Exceptional National (GREEN) Streets Act re-introduced in the Senate today

Today, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE), and Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) re-introduced a bill that would measure and reduce greenhouse gas...