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 →
(Reuters) – Electric air taxis — known colloquially, if somewhat misleadingly, as “flying cars” — could draw millions of investor dollars away from ground-based transportation start-up firms in 2020, according to a study released on Monday. Read more.
Self-driving cars aren’t quite ready for large-scale commercial deployment, but as the technology advances most companies developing it plan multiple layers of safety. Aurora, a startup that counts Amazon as an investor, thinks a system of remote monitors acting much like air-traffic controllers is one way to help ensure public... read more →
A new study of four on-demand minibus services in cities in Europe and the US has concluded that the systems can offer a more efficient and cleaner first and last mile alternative to both public transport and ride-hailing operations. Read more.
Electric mobility may be growing at a rapid pace around the world, but it could be some time before e-cars go mainstream. Out of more than 5.1 million electric cars on the roads globally, nearly two million electric cars were sold in China, Europe and the U.S. last year. The International... read more →
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is hiring a Digital Communications Senior to provide strategic and editorial leadership for the agency’s digital communications, including its website, blog, weekly e-newsletter, and social media channels. CMAP is our region’s official comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are now implementing... read more →
The city of Dunkirk in northern France launched a revamped bus system last year with a twist – it’s completely free. A new study shows that the programme is not only revitalising the city center but also helping the environment. Read more.