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Millennials Own Fewer Cars, Seek Other Ways To Get Around: Report

Millennials Own Fewer Cars, Seek Other Ways To Get Around: Report

Instead of switching to more-efficient cars, what would happen if a large number of people simply gave up driving altogether? That seems to be what many Millennials--the generation born between 1983 and 2000--are doing. Without any apparent preference for cars, Millennials are the "multimodal... read more

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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 


 
BYD electric buses

Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
Electric school bus from Kings Canyon Unified School District, California

California Launches Country's First All-Electric School Bus

It may not be capable of space travel, but one California district has found a magic school bus. The Kings Canyon Unified School District recently launched the first... read more March 8, 2014 by 


 
BYD electric buses

BYD Electric Transit Bus Delivers 155 Miles Of Range In Quebec Test

While its U.S. operations are facing some challenges, BYD's electric bus has been racking up test miles on Canadian roads. Canadian transit agencies have completed the first... read more February 2, 2014 by 


 
Central Park horse-drawn carriage. Photo by Flickr user Tomas Fano.

Electric Cars To Replace NYC's Iconic Horse-Drawn Carriages, New Mayor Says

New York City has a new mayor, which means it's time for some changes. Specifically, Bill de Blasio wants to change how tourists get around Central Park. At a news conference... read more January 5, 2014 by 


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Concept Becomes A Company

Ground may already have been broken for California's high speed rail network, but Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk's competing Hyperloop transport system has moved a step closer to... read more November 1, 2013 by 


 
BYD electric buses

LA Metro Chooses Electric Buses From Chinese Company BYD

You might think that the 25 electric buses to be purchased by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be roundly applauded. That's not necessarily the... read more June 28, 2013 by  29


 
Cyclist (Image: Gigantic Robot on Flickr)

Americans Are Driving Less, And Have Been Since 2005

There's a far more effective way of reducing pollution and dependency on oil than buying more efficient cars or going electric: Driving less. It's not an option available to... read more April 5, 2013 by  3


 
Gas pump

On Thursday, Why Not Dump The Pump?

Thursday, June 16 marks the sixth annual “National Dump the Pump Day.” A collaboration between the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Sierra... read more June 14, 2011 by  1


 
Public transport

Want To Beat High Gas Prices? Public Transit: Winner

There’s no doubt consumers will be faced with higher gas prices going into the future, and alternatives, like diesel powered cars and hybrids, all have their respective... read more March 16, 2011 by  1


 

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