By Stephanie Mlot June 22, 2020 Google Maps is ready for the world to reopen: The navigation platform has reportedly developed new "first mile" transportation features and a revamped user interface. In a series of Saturday tweets, tech blogger and app researcher Jane Manchun Wong revealed a handy plan for route... read more →
Norman Anderson, Contributor, Forbes A critical question: when you picture infrastructure, what do you see? The answer points to what we invest in, who we invest for - and even how we fund that investment. The question matters because infrastructure is in the midst of a revolution, and our thinking needs a big,... read more →
Videos circulating this week of Uber electric bikes being destroyed have infuriated people across the world. The leaked videos show piles of the bright red bikes from Uber’s failed Jump shared eBike scheme being crushed and recycled, because the company has reportedly been unable to find a buyer for them... read more →
Among the potential losers from the coronavirus pandemic, mass transportation systems have seen a plunge in ridership, as have ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. And recent studies by Capgemini, IBM and others suggest they may continue to lose customers even after pandemic lockdowns end as commuters and travelers turn... read more →
The article “Linux beat IBM will open-source software beat Waymo and Tesla ?” introduced the power of the open-source organizational model to crowdsource the innovation of a community. Is it possible to build a functioning Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Shuttle with a small team by using open-source methods? A research team from... read more →
JOIN US OCTOBER 26 -30, 2020 IN MINNEAPOLIS for the AMPO Annual Conference CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS OPEN! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS! PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Although AMPO has identified the topics below as a means to structure the agenda for the 2020 Conference, we will also accept proposals on topics/issue areas that... read more →
Michelle Wu, a City Council member in Boston, wants everyone to ride for free on subways and buses that crisscross the region. Wu says the city is experiencing a “transportation crisis” as ridership declines, rush-hour traffic rises and the infrastructure of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority continues to crumble. Read more.
Sustainable transport like cycling will overtake car usage in the world’s biggest cities by 2030, according to new research. In a report published Monday, research firm Kantar claimed private car journeys in global hubs would decrease by 10% over the next decade, as 36.7 million city-dwellers change the way they... read more →
It has taken 124 years, but, finally, bicyclists will rule on San Francisco’s Market Street. And transit users also have cause to celebrate because the city’s decision to rid the road of cars will lead to faster bus journeys. Read more.
2018 was the year that Waymo failed to launch a real commercial service as planned. Instead, they soft-launched an improved version of their limited access service in Chandler Arizona called Waymo One. 2019 did not see a commercial service either, but it did see expansion of the pilot, and in... read more →