mass transit

 
Los Angeles Metro orders 100 electric buses

Los Angeles Metro orders 100 electric buses

As part of its bid to go green, America's second-largest bus system has placed an order for up to 100 New Flyer Xcelsior Charge all-electric buses. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has ordered 35 buses and has the option to purchase an additional 65. DON'T... read more

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Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Update: Chinese elevated bus now abandoned, blocking road traffic

Last week, the massive Chinese elevated bus whose renderings had rocketed around the Internet made its first test run. The bus runs on rails embedded in the street, with room... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
Uber app

Uber logs another mass-transit win, this time in New Jersey

Supporters of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft believe they can do more than simply serve as alternatives to private car ownership. Both companies and policymakers... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
Proterra electric bus

Who makes electric buses? BYD, Mercedes, Proterra...and Tesla says it will

Electric cars get lots of attention from advocates and policymakers, but private passenger vehicles are hardly the only ones on the road. In most cities, for example, they... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Huge Chinese road-straddling elevated bus carries first passengers (video)

You may have seen the renderings floating around the web, showing designs for a huge Chinese bus riding on rails over a multi-lane road. What a wild and wacky idea. Except... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

In Paris, cars compete with other transit modes (and often lose)

In cities across the world, many governments are promoting electric cars as a way to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. But electric cars aren't the only option... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea: 'real, happening' says CTO of 1 of 3 companies vying to build it

Elon Musk may have moved on from the "Hyperloop" high-speed transport system he sketched a couple of years ago, but multiple companies have pledged to continue its... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
BYD London double-decker bus

First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; made in China by BYD

When it comes to buses, few are more recognizable than London's iconic double deckers. And now these distinctive vehicles are going electric. Transport for London (TfL), the... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
Proposed AECOM Hyperloop test track

Test Tracks For Elon Musk's Hyperloop: Now There Are Three!

Elon Musk may not have much interest in making his futuristic "Hyperloop" transportation system a reality, but there are plenty of others who do. Since Musk first announced... read more January 31, 2016 by


 
Chicago Transit Authority electric buses

Chicago Transit Authority To Add Dozens Of Electric Buses After Successful Tests

After over a year of testing, Chicago is ready to commit to all-electric buses. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) took delivery of two electric buses in 2014, and found... read more January 31, 2016 by


 
Rendering of Hyperloop track by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT)

Test Track For Elon Musk's Hyperloop To Start Construction This Year

Elon Musk's futuristic "Hyperloop" transportation system may soon leave the drawing boards. Musk first proposed the Hyperloop--which uses capsules suspended in tubes to... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

California Test Track For Elon Musk's Hyperloop To Be Built

Tesla's Powerwall home batteries have grabbed headlines recently, but another of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's many big ideas could be reaching an important stage in its development... read more May 18, 2015 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Car Ownership Rates Plunge In European Cities; Smartphones More Important

Would you replace your car with a smartphone? With the increased connectivity offered by smartphones, it may be that more people will find car ownership unnecessary where... read more September 24, 2014 by


 
Proterra electric bus

Proterra Electric Bus Travels 700 Miles In 24 Hours With Regular Recharging

While electric cars make headlines, a number of electric buses have silently made their way onto U.S. city streets as well--and they're proving that they can go the distance... read more May 10, 2014 by


 
BYD electric buses

BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

Has California's dream of zero-emission electric transit buses turned into something more akin to a nightmare? A deal under which the city of Long Beach would buy 15 electric... read more April 1, 2014 by


 
New York City subway. Photo by Flickr user James Willamor.

Growth In Mass-Transit Usage Outpaces Increase In Miles Driven In U.S.

A straightforward way to save fuel is to ditch a car for mass transit, and that's what many U.S. drivers are doing. According to recently-published data (pdf) from the... read more March 13, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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