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D.C. taps leading urban transportation expert to oversee lagging Vision Zero effort  Washington Post

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has selected a transportation policy veteran to lead the city's ambitious plan to dramatically reduce traffic fatalities. Linda Bailey will ...


Global People-Before-Cars Transportation Alliance Launches With $6m Grant  Forbes

New globally-focused transportation non-profit launches in Washington, D.C., with $6-million grant from billionaire Stephen M. Ross.


Smart - clean - fast - urban transport  Innovators Magazine

Dr Rocio Ortego speaks with Jean Phillipe Mangeot, CEO of Urbanloop, about the company's smart urban transport innovation for sustainable cities.


Startup’s new passenger drone could be steppingstone to new form of urban transportation  The Denver Post

If Matt Chasen gets his way, there will be a time -- in the not-so-distant future -- when commuters are able to order an air taxi that whisks them across town in ...


Outlook: Jakarta eyes bright future for urban transportation in 2019 - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Jakartas urban mobility is to get a significant facelift this year with the new, modern, railway-based public transportation MRT and light rapid transit (LRT) ...


Mobility Justice: People Power & the Future of Urban Transportation - Community Calendar  Austin Chronicle

Dr. Adonia E. Lugo of Antioch University Los Angeles discusses the "practice of accounting for the diverse vulnerabilities that individuals carry with them as they ...


CES 2019 Recap: The Technologies and Ideas Shaping Cities  Metropolis Magazine

CES2019 provided insight into how city governments and the private sector are reimagining the urban landscape, especially vis-a-vis transportation.


eMobility: India-China to explore Electric Mobility Cooperation  Urban Transport News

Indian and China is exploring possibilities for international cooperation for participation anf investment in electric vehicles market in India.


Focus on bus transport system  Observer Research Foundation

The 'BEST' principle adopted by successful global cities can provide a solution to perils of India's urban transportation.


Disruptive Marketing: Opportunity or Threat for Urban Transport  Urban Transport News

The opportunity of disruptive marketing lies in the hands of marketer but on the other side, this poses threat from the competitors.


As Tech Invades Cycling, Are Bike Activists Selling Out?  WIRED

Now in the cycling business, Uber, Lyft, and others are co-opting the experience of longtime safe streets advocates.


Conley to resign as CAMPO chairman  Austin Monitor

Before adjourning Monday's meeting of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, chair Will Conley, who has held the chairmanship since first being ...


CES 2019: Avoiding a Dark Future of Autonomous Vehicles  Metropolis Magazine

A panel discussion on the first day of CES explored how Autonomous Vehicles could revitalize urban transit—or foment congestion and bad urbanism.


Week 01: News highlights of the week  Urban Transport News

A weekly round up on news updates, industry events and highlights from Urban Transport News from 1st January 2019 to 06th January 2019.


Outlook 2019: Jakarta eyes bright future for urban transportation in 2019  Jakarta Post

The future is here: Workers unload MRT cars from a ship in Tanjung Priok Port, North Jakarta, on April 4, 2018. (JP/Seto Wardhana)Jakarta's urban mobility is to ...


Why mobility is a climate change issue  GreenBiz

It's emerging as a key way that cities can promote sustainability and reduce transportation emissions.


Charleston-based Gotcha thinks these small electric cars will be part of the future of urban transportation  Charleston City Paper

Gotcha, the Charleston-based company behind the city's Holy Spokes bike-share program, is testing out three electric cars that could soon become a regular ...


To save the planet, the Green New Deal needs to improve urban land use  Brookings Institution

The Fourth National Climate Assessment, released in November 2018, pulls no punches. United States communities are already experiencing tangible harms ...


Missouri legislator looks forward to hearing transportation details in State of State (AUDIO)  Missourinet.com

A Kansas City state lawmaker who serves on the House Transportation Committee is looking forward to hearing Missouri Governor Mike Parson's transportation ...


Chennai to launch Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) soon  Urban Transport News

The Tamilnadu Governor has approved the formation of a unified transport authority (CUMTA) to integrate multi-modal transportation systems in the Chennai.


The Contrarian: The Incredible Decline of State Roads Funding  urbanmilwaukee

Nonpartisan report shows percent of state taxes going to transportation fell 48% since 1970.


Opinion: Everyone in San Diego’s Congested Downtown Should Love FRED  Times of San Diego

FRED is a fleet of modified electric golf carts that offer free rides downtown, solving the "last-mile" challenge the 21st century way.


The Jaxson: Join Us For 'Getting There In Jacksonville' Transportation Discussion Jan. 24  WJCT NEWS

Join The Jaxson on Thursday, Jan. 24, for a free discussion focusing on the impact of Jacksonville's changing demographics on current and future transportation ...


Common Ground YYC – Episode 10: City of Calgary Transportation GM, Michael Thompson  LiveWire Calgary

Want to know how the City of Calgary is handling the potential of a future with driveless cars? In Episode 10, host Josh White covers a wide range of Calgary ...


Opinion: Failure of Mumbai Monorail holds lessons for Urban Planners  Urban Transport News

The MMRDA abruptly terminated its contract with the Indo-Malaysian consortium L&T-Scomi Engineering Bhd to manage the city's monorail.


Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation  The New York Times

Subways in the Northeast are falling apart and losing riders. Cities on the West Coast are pouring money into their transportation networks.


How online shopping snarls traffic on city streets  Curbed

This past holiday season, to the delight of retailers, saw shopping records broken left and right. Amazon set a sales record over the long Thanksgiving weekend.


Smart home, smart travel: Disruptive tech companies in Tampa Bay Area  83degreesmedia

What does it mean to be 'smart' these days? Tampa Bay Area researchers and innovators are working to develop technology solutions while cautioning ...


How to Reduce Emissions and Congestion While Preparing for a Just Transition to Self-Driving Cars  Sightline Institute

Cascadia's cities could benefit immensely from electric robo-taxi *service* someday if we get the public policies right but we don't know exactly when autonomous ...


'Viadoom': Time for the Seattle Squeeze Traffic Hell  CityLab

By closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle ushers in a period of short-term commuter pain for long-term waterfront redevelopment gain.


Mountain Line appoints 12-year employee as new operations manager  Missoula Current

The Missoula Urban Transportation District this week named Jennifer Sweten as its new operations manager for Mountain Line, replacing Jeff Logan who will ...


Smart cities meant cities that are progressive with ‘universal infrastructure’  Urban Transport News

Ms. Karuna Gopal, Smart Cities Advisor and a thought leader has talked about the current progress of 'Smart Cities Mission" of Govt. of India.


Lessons Learned From the Year of the Electric Scooter  CityLab

Scooters are dorky, polarizing, dangerous, fun, and maybe even useful. They could also be the kick in the butt that cities need to demand safe streets.


Public Transport Selfie Contest: Terms & conditions for the participants  Urban Transport News

To encourage people to use public transportation in their routine commuting, the Urban Transport News has announced 'Selfie with Public Transport' Contest ...


Are ride-hailing subscriptions worth it? | Business  Antelope Valley Press

NEW YORK — The start of a new year often coincides with a surge in monthly memberships to gyms.


Here launches SoMo, a social transport app for planning and sharing rides  VentureBeat

Here Technologies has launched a new social transport app called SoMo, built from the bottom up as an all-encompassing app for planning and sharing rides.


Luxembourg makes all public transport free  CNN

Luxembourg suffers from major traffic jams, so the government plans to make public transportation free for everyone in the tiny European state.


Join ‘Selfie with Public Transport’ contest and win attractive prizes  Urban Transport News

To promote and encourage people to use the shared mass public transport, the Urban Transport News announced 'Selfie with Public Transport' contest.


Daimler & BMW Collaborating On Large Joint Urban Mobility Company  CleanTechnica

Daimler AG and the BMW Group are collaborating on a joint urban mobility company to create a sustainable. multi-modal and readily accessible urban ...


EU mergers and takeovers (Jan 16)  Reuters

BRUSSELS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: ...


Real Estate-Friendly Design Chosen For Mass. Pike Overhaul In Allston  Bisnow

A final design has been selected for a $1.1B Mass. Pike realignment that will open up hundreds of acres of developable land in Allston.


Streetsies 2018: The Best and Worst Transportation News  Streetsblog Denver

Today we kick off our annual “Streetsies” competition, that time of year when where we look back at the year and remember the stories that really had an impact ...


PM Modi unveils three new metro corridors in Maharashtra  Urban Transport News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of three metro corridors- Mumbai Metro-5, 9 and Pune Metro Phase III project in Maharashtra.


Elon Musk unveils futuristic transportation tunnels aimed at solving 'soul-destroying' urban traffic  Evening Standard

Elon Musk has unveiled his futuristic underground transportation tunnel in a bid to curb “soul-destroying” urban traffic. The tech entrepreneur invited reporters ...


Bike New York Announces Jon Orcutt as Its New Communications Director  Bicycle Retailer

With a veteran transportation reformer stepping into the role, Bike New York seeks to join cycling advocacy with education and public events.


Higher gas tax, Metra fares in 2019? Experts predict transportation changes in 2019.  Chicago Daily Herald

Will you be saving money by riding an e-scooter after a gas tax passes to fund the new capital bill? Our fortune tellers predict the future for transportation in 2019.


Robotic Vehicles, Loading Zone Updates Seen as Tools for Final-Mile Delivery  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — More freight is moving and e-commerce is booming, but there is a finite amount of urban space for road use and parking for delivery vehicles.


TSB says Transport Canada has much to do in terms of safety regulations on transit vehicles  Global News

The TSB said crashworthiness standards for transit buses have not been implemented in full, even after its report recommending them after the deadly crash in ...


Self-Driving Cars Star in the Consumer Electronics Show  CityLab

At CES 2019, carmakers showed off vehicles with perfume-puffing headrests, augmented-reality video displays, and all manner of in-car entertainment.


PM Modi dedicates Bogibeel bridge to the nation, flags off first passenger train  Urban Transport News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today dedicated the 4.9 km long Bogibeel Bridge connecting Dibrugarh (Assam) to Itanagr (Arunachal Pradesh) to the nation.


World's Most Congested City Finally Shifts Gears | Fast Forward  OZY

Jakarta, Indonesia, is betting on a combination of mass transit systems and ride-sharing apps to ease traffic.


Delhi Metro ties up with Uber and Ola to facilitate last mile connectivity  Urban Transport News

To ensure last mile connectivity, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in association with cab aggregators Uber and Ola today kickstarted a pilot project.


PM Modi to meet heads of global wealth funds at Vibrant Gujarat Summit  Business Standard

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the flagship biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 with a global trade show at Gandhinagar on ...


Mobileye will supply platform for forthcoming autonomous public transportation service in China  VentureBeat

The Beijing Public Transport Corporation and AI systems integration firm Beytai will tap Mobileye's tech to develop driverless public transportation.


Cities Are Tucking Climate Change Fixes Into New Laws  WIRED

Across the country, cities are implementing new housing and transit laws that, oh by the way, lower their emissions of greenhouse gasses.


Stranded without transit? Researchers say 1 million Canadians suffer from "transport poverty"  Phys.Org

If you can't afford a car or Uber, and there's no major public transit route in your neighbourhood, finding a job and keeping it can be an uphill battle.


We can’t tackle climate change if we ignore the main polluter — transportation | TheHill  The Hill

The 116th Congress has begun, and for the first time in years, climate change is on the national agenda. The House of Representatives has established a select ...


Why the Bike Taxi industry is Here to Stay  Entrepreneur

The bike taxi *service* in India is expected to grow at a stellar pace and would soon become accessible in 200 Indian cities.


Bike sharing marketplace raises over £200k funding with Seedrs  Bdaily

Cycle.land, the bike sharing marketplace unlocking the assets of unused bikes, has raised over £200k due to its second equity crowdfunding campaign on ...


Why Electric Vehicles Are Gathering Speed in Latin America  The New York Times

To fight global warming and air pollution, cities across the region are taking advantage of innovations in urban transportation.


Biogas guzzlers: Karachi's public buses to run on cow poo  Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a bid to freshen its air and cut planet-warming emissions, the Pakistani port city of Karachi will introduce ...


Elon Musk unveils prototype Boring Company tunnel under Los Angeles  The Architect's Newspaper

After over two years of internet-fueled hype and fast-paced construction, erratic billionaire Elon Musk has unveiled a prototype tunnel outside Los Angeles that ...


Electric Scooters: Last-Mile Mobility, Thrill Rides, Public Nuisance Or Hazard  Forbes

Electric scooters: Thrilling, Convenient and Cheap. Fun for many, yet menace for others. Safety First!!


California grants Zoox first permit to transport passengers in driverless vehicles  VentureBeat

Self-driving car startup Zoox has become the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous ride *service*.


Chicago, New York discounted most public input in expanding bike systems  The Conversation - US

Under 10 percent of new Citi Bike and Divvy bike docks are sited where residents suggested using interactive online maps, a new study shows. But that doesn't ...


Railway Infrastructure Maintenance Market: Competitive Dynamics & Global Outlook 2023  Crypto News Today

New report published by Market Research Report Store (MRRS) which offers insights on the global Railway Infrastructure Maintenance market. Infrastructure ...


'LA Metro Project' web series highlights unseen diversity of Los Angeles scene  Daily Bruin

Los Angeles is more than just one city – it's Brentwood and Culver City, Santa Monica and Inglewood, Westwood and more. However, the different sides of the ...


Renaissance Of Historic Rabat Old Medina: Testament To Recognize What Makes A City Vibrant And Diverse – OpEd  Eurasia Review

Undoubtedly, innovation in architecture of old cities (medinas) in Morocco is with no doubt extremely important, but preserving and restoring the old buildings is ...


California's New Plan to Enforce Affordable Housing  CityLab

Gavin Newsom wants to withhold transportation funds from areas that don't meet housing targets. But some worry that could punish California's poorest.


Plan for new river crossing divides Quebec City residents  Felton News

MONTREAL — In car-loving Quebec City, residents can't stop talking about what's become known as the "third link" — a future bridge or tunnel crossing the St.


Watch Elon Musk's underground 'loop' test track launch - video  The Guardian

The Tesla founder unveils his latest visionary project – a tunnel beneath LA that his Boring Company says will revolutionise urban transport.


FACTBOX -Impact on U.S. government widens on 25th day of shutdown  CNBC

Jan 15 (Reuters) - The longest shutdown in history affecting a quarter of U.S. government reached its 25th day on Tuesday, with most of the 800,000 employees ...


Ride-hailing subscriptions: Are they worth it?  Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The start of a new year often coincides with a surge in monthly memberships to gyms. Ride-hailing services are hoping customers will think ...


New report shows divide between rural, urban U.S. on speed limits, related deaths  Santa Fe New Mexican

WASHINGTON — A comprehensive new report on the perils of speeding suggests that the ever-growing cultural divide between rural and urban America may ...


More cause for Downtown drivers to ditch their cars — this street may get bike lanes  Idaho Statesman

Boise's Capital City Development Corp. is proposing to add protected bike lanes and a wider sidewalk as it reduces car lanes and parking spaces along two ...


Oak Hill Parkway project approved for construction  Austin Monitor

The Oak Hill Parkway project was added to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program by ...


Electric scooters are the worst design of 2018  Fast Company

[Source Images: EddieHernandezPhotography/iStock, BartekSzewczyk/iStock, MattGush/iStock, Qusai Akoud/Unsplash]. By Mark Wilson 4 minute Read.


Washington recovering from city’s biggest snowfall in three years  Washington Post

After a powerful winter storm dumped up to a foot of snow over the weekend, residents hoping for a return to normal Monday were left with slick roads and ...


Opinion | Bikes can beat Peterborough's traffic congestion  ThePeterboroughExaminer.com

In 2018 the provincial voice for cycling, Share the Road, released a document titled, Bikes Can Do That. It details seven benefits that can be achieved when ...


Failure of Mumbai's Monorail Holds Lessons for Urban Planners Everywhere  The Wire

With little or no public demand or consultation, the decision to go ahead with the project without studying its impact was a poor one.


Metro Rail Expansion : Implications for Urban Land Use  Economic and Political Weekly

The evolving policy context of metro rail expansion, particularly in the last five years in India, the concerns emanating due to public–private partnerships in ...


Transit-oriented developments could reshape Baltimore's commuting landscape, but hurdles remain  Baltimore Sun

Metro Centre, a transit-oriented development in Owings Mills, is among just a few such projects attracting developers despite a state wish list of 16 projects.


Underfunding, bad repairs, cited for why Canadian roads are breaking down  Alberni Valley News

Municipal and provincial governments in Canada are all looking for better ways to deal with their growing pothole problems, but none is properly tracking ...


Sacramento streetcar project in serious jeopardy as price tag soars  Sacramento Bee

Sacramento's effort to build a downtown streetcar suffered a major setback this week, leaving proponents uncertain over whether the long-planned project can ...


Flights over people and at night allowed under proposed rules  DroneDJ

The Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said that the U.S. Department of Transportation would allow routine flights over people and at night.


Are two wheels better than four? How urban transport is changing with the electric scooter  CNBC

Could electric scooters be the next big thing in urban mobility?


Mercitalia Fast service: the world's first high-speed rail freight service  Railway Technology

In November, Italian state-owned railway operator Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane inaugurated the world's first high-speed rail *service* dedicated to freight, which will ...


The future of hyperloop in the UK: cutting through the hype  Intelligent Transport

TRL employees investigate how likely it is that hyperloop will be successfully integrated into the UK's existing transport networks.


Know some mind-blowing achievements of Indian Railways in 2018  Urban Transport News

Know this eleven achievements of Indian Railways, which gives a glimpas of "innovative" thinking of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal during the year 2018.


We cannot continue like this: Jokowi on Jakarta’s traffic - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is looking to get to grips with the appalling Jakarta traffic, saying that “we have to be brave” to stop the Rp 65 trillion (US$4.6 ...


Planners approve capital plan - The Suffolk News-Herald  Suffolk News-Herald

Suffolk's Planning Commission unanimously approved the city's proposed Capital Improvements Program and Plan at its Jan. 15 meeting. The plan provides a ...


Electric scooters from Lime and Bird are great news for urban transportation  Vox.com

Micromobility options like scooters are a small step in solving the massive challenge of urban transit.


Global Smart Transportation Market 2018: Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2112 – Daily Updates  Daily Updates

Smart Transportation market report provides comprehensive analysis of Smart Transportation industry by types, applications, key players and regions. It shows ...


Long Pasia airport to reopen  Daily Express

KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) and regional airline MASWings aim to serve more rural air passengers by reopening the Long ...


Where the Sidewalk Starts: Younger generations are interested and invested in urban issues  Daily Trojan Online

What would Jane Jacobs do? This question is part of the Facebook page URL for the group New Urbanist Memes for Transit Oriented Teens, a page where ...


HANKYU HOLDINGS INC ORDINARY SHARES JAP (OTCMKTS:HYUHF) Sellers Reduced By 28.5% Their Shorts  Z Tribune

It was reported a decrease on HANKYU HOLDINGS INC ORDINARY SHARES JAP (OTCMKTS:HYUHF)'s shares shorted with 28.5%. FINRA announced in ...


Sharing road space, vehicles, data could end congestion in our cities  Hindustan Times

As we respond to vehicular congestion by building road infrastructure, excluding key factors, such as data and kind of vehicles, from design plans could leave ...


15 amazing facts you need to know about Assam’s Bogibeel Bridge  Urban Transport News

On 25th December 2018, the Bogibeel Bridge was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi. Strategic importance to India as it will help in transportation for ...


When Electric Scooters Crash, Who's to Blame?  CityLab

The rise of the rented e-scooter has also brought safety fears and injury-related lawsuits. What happens when a new mobility mode meets the American legal ...


TRANSPORTATION: 7 takeaways from a wild year for EVs  E&E News

While car shoppers can be forgiven for missing it, 2018 was an astonishing year in the world of electric transportation. It was a time when major automakers ...


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