Technology

22 hours ago
In Mach, Uber launched Passport, a service allowing cross-border service from San Diego to any location in the northern Baja California region. A columnist's experiment with the service reveals more PR effort than mobility service.
Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
A city known for its opposition to transit might be on the cutting edge of first-last mile technology innovation.
Fast Co.Exist
5 days ago
With an earthquake due to shake up the Pacific Northwest in the not so distant future, Portland has provided an online map to identify potentially vulnerable buildings in danger of suffering major damage when the big one hits.
The Oregonian
May 17, 2016, 11am PDT
A San Francisco startup will allow landlords to auction long-term rental leases to competing bidders online.
SF Gate
May 16, 2016, 9am PDT
When a watchdog group partnered with MIT to install trackers on a batch of e-waste, the results were sobering. Much of the haul left the country, ending up in Asian junkyards where unknowing workers are exposed to toxic substances.
KUOW
May 13, 2016, 10am PDT
PBS kicks off its new science and technology series with a look at just what happened in the desert with MIT's Hyperloop team. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien likens the week's events more to the "glider moment" preceding Kitty Hawk.
PBS NewsHour
May 11, 2016, 12pm PDT
Anyone who has used Uber knows the dreaded surge. But before the self-driving cars take over the wheel at transportation network companies, will the machines also figure out a way to eliminate one of the key perks of being an Uber driver?
MPR News
May 10, 2016, 9am PDT
These 20 apps and services will help you engage with everything Chicago has to offer in a whole new way.
Netted
Feature
May 9, 2016, 2pm PDT
Some of the most active and valued Twitter users in the planning and urbanism conversation share their favorite Twitter feeds.
James Brasuell
May 9, 2016, 8am PDT
The self-driving car of the future is getting closer to becoming a reality, with GM and Lyft partnering to launch autonomous vehicles for the ride-hailing service within the year.
San Jose Mercury News - Silicon Beat
May 9, 2016, 7am PDT
A Planetizen blog post by Casey Brazeal asks, "When will the trucking industry electrify?" Three truck manufacturers and electric truck builder BYD Motors are now in competition thanks to a $23.6 million state grant to the South Coast Air District.
Fleet Owner
May 9, 2016, 6am PDT
For feedback on a system overhaul, Pierce Transit in Washington is asking residents to design their own transit system through an interactive survey.
The Urbanist
May 8, 2016, 11am PDT
Cities are experimenting with safety measures for pedestrians who text while they walk, but the projects could benefit everyone.
The Guardian
Blog post
May 6, 2016, 6am PDT
With the constellation of civic technologies, like online community engagement platforms, growing quickly, it's important to recognize the positive and negative consequences of new practices in community engagement.
Dave Biggs
May 5, 2016, 9am PDT
Cities and fire departments around the country are struggling with the sudden explosion of start-ups promising to make your life easier by delivering gasoline straight to your vehicle.
Bloomberg
May 5, 2016, 7am PDT
According to a new report from the Center for American Progress, technology network companies like Uber and Lyft offer a unique opportunity for low-income users to connect with transit routes and on to greater economic opportunities.
Center for American Progress
May 4, 2016, 10am PDT
The nation's first driverless train car was unveiled this week in Hawaii.
Pacific Business News
May 3, 2016, 11am PDT
Brookings’ Bruce Katz explains how municipalities like Los Angeles can create thousands of jobs in advanced manufacturing through connecting planning, industry, innovation, and infrastructure efforts.
The Planning Report
May 3, 2016, 8am PDT
Following the example of much newer corporations in Silicon Valley, the Ford Motor Company is planning a $9 billion new campus in Dearborn, to be built over ten years.
The New York Times
May 2, 2016, 7am PDT
A collaboration between Deloitte, Datawheel, and MIT has produced an intuitive aesthetically-pleasing gathering point for public data in the United States. Specific locations and industries boast easy-to-read profiles.
CityLab