The Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to use carbon-injected concrete in all construction as part of its climate change solution. The material is now approved for all flat work, like roads and sidewalks, and is being tested for use in vertical projects. Read more
Uber is not alone in its bold plan to become a centralized digital marketplacefor various modes of intra-city movement. Berlin's public transit system, the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), will also risk giving business away to competitors in the short term to become the Amazon of transportation in the long term. Read more.
A small-scale bikeshare program is coming to the Fort Smith riverfront trails and parks. The Fort Smith Board of Directors unanimously approved Tuesday a three-year contract with Zagster Inc. to provide short-term bike rentals at an annual cost of $18,000. Read more.
It’s the year 2030: you wave your hand and within 30 seconds a car pulls up, the door opens, and you step in. Your favorite music is on and the vehicle makes its way to your destination without you requesting either—it already knows from your digital profile. You relax, recline... read more →
One of the greatest ways to experience a new place is also one of the simplest: take public transportation. Riding a bus or subway is a wonderful way to explore a destination both inexpensively, and like a local. But as terrific as first-rate mass transit can be, all over the... read more →
Fitbit’s contactless payment system, Fitbit Pay, is starting to expand transit payment support in the US. Starting on May 31st, Fitbit users with a Fitbit Pay-capable device can use it to pay for their rides on select buses and trains on the New York City MTA system. Fitbit joins Apple and Google... read more →
City parks have long been a place for urban residents surrounded by the gray of asphalt and concrete to get a small dose of green. As cities increasingly feel the impacts of rising seas and temperatures, city planners are rethinking the roles of urban parks. “There’s been a quiet and profound... read more →
“The San Diego region's top transportation planning agency unveiled on Friday an unprecedented multi-billion dollar proposal to add hundreds of miles of high-speed transit lines stretching as far east as Poway, north to Escondido and through coastal communities to Oceanside.” Read more.
“A local bike shop is partnering with the city of Idaho Falls to give away 10 bikes to elementary students this Friday. Students at A.H. Bush Elementary were issued a challenge to write an essay about why they need a bike and how they would use it. Hundreds of essays... read more →
“The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Garden Steps initiative was recognized as one of just eight runners up in the national Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge . At the March 11 MPO Board meeting, national representatives of the Aetna Foundation presented the MPO Board with a $50,000 check to... read more →