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.
On Sunday 22 September, roads around London Bridge, Tower Bridge and much of the City of London will be closed in an effort to tackle the city’s air pollution crisis. Read more.
CHICAGO — A Chicago group hopes to make rides on public transportation smoother for expectant moms. Starting next week, you may notice moms-to-be wearing “Baby on Board” buttons while riding on the train or bus. They’re aimed at encouraging other riders to offer up their seats. Read more.