Public transport

 
Most efficient all-electric railcar competition won by Swedes

Most efficient all-electric railcar competition won by Swedes

Engineering students who want to set new efficiency records for cars can enter contests like the Shell Eco Marathon or World Solar Challenge. But there's also a competition for those who prefer vehicles that ride on rails, rather than travel on roads. Competitors in the Delsbo Electric contest work... read more

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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


 
Uber driver (photo by Uber)

Could Uber be the best form of mass transit: disruption or dysfunction?

A Florida city has become the nation's—and presumably the world's—first to subsidize Uber rides beginning or ending within its borders. Altamonte Springs, a... read more April 12, 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


 
Minneapolis, by Flickr user Dustin Gaffke (Used under CC License)

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... read more December 28, 2014 by


 
Traffic

Milan Pays Drivers To Leave Cars At Home, Take Public Transit

Traffic often finds its own balance: Cars will flow onto less-crowded roads, while drivers will avoid congested routes or--to some degree--change their driving habits and... read more December 16, 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


 
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


 

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