mass transit

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

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 for keeping urban dwellers mobile while reducing the carbon footprint of transportation. Public transit, bikes, scooters... read more

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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


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Elon Musk's Hyperloop: 30 Minutes In Windowless 800-MPH Pod?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a man of many and advanced interests, and his latest notion--the Hyperloop rapid transit system revealed as a concept yesterday--fits into his vision... read more August 13, 2013 by 56


 
Zipcar-funded study on Millennials and technology, February 2013

Zipcar Says 72% Of Young Americans Don't Care Much About Owning A Car

Here's what we know about Millennials and their love/hate relationship with cars: In America, many folks born in the 1980s and 1990s grew up in wired homes and schools. When... read more March 4, 2013 by 5


 
Bombardier Flexity streetcar

Vancouver Olympics Get Green Transport: Electric Streetcars

We'd be remiss if we didn't nod to the Vancouver Olympics, opening today, and highlight their heavy reliance on mass transit to move spectators and athletes around the scenic... read more February 12, 2010 by 1


 

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