Technology

A competition with $50 million at stake, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, recently completed its submission deadline. The U.S. DOT reported shock at the level of interest in the competition.
7 hours ago   Roadshow
One MIT student's love of transit means no one in his house will ever miss the T.
Sep 26, 2015   The Boston Globe
Vocal users of the wildly popular navigation app Waze have pushed the company's developers to look for a solution to its routing algorithm's tendency to send drivers turning left through crowded intersections.
Sep 25, 2015   The Atlantic
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An op-ed counters concerns about the social equity consequences of Uber by allowing the possibility of public benefits arising from transportation network companies. Exclusive
Sep 24, 2015  By Billy Riggs
Reviewer Jon Christensen suggests that an alternative title to this book on urban economic development by four UCLA researchers could be the much simpler, and probably more attention-grabbing, "How San Francisco Beat L.A. — for Now Anyway."
Sep 23, 2015   SF Gate
Manifesting predictions that many self-driving vehicles will serve as a new form of taxi service, Mercedes-Benz recently revealed some of its plans to develop a fleet of on-demand limousines.
Sep 21, 2015   Quartz
Despite claims that urban truck traffic continues to rise, recent data shows no real increase in urban vehicle miles traveled. Online shopping may be helping keep people off the roads.
Sep 18, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx unveiled a $42 million transportation program in Manhattan that is part of President Obama's new $160 million Smart Cities Initiative. Funds will go to NYC, Tampa, and Wyoming to reduce congestion and crashes.
Sep 15, 2015   The White House
Reyner Banham lost review of the designs of crash-test dummies.
Sep 12, 2015   Places Journal
"Cool, cool, cool, cool, in every way," is Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority CEO Keith Parker's assessment of a proposed deal to install cell phone and WiFi access in transit stations and tunnels.
Sep 11, 2015   Atlanta Journal Constitution
A new online visualization tool makes it easier to read and understand data about mobile phone usage in four cities around the world, including Los Angeles and New York.
Sep 10, 2015   MIT Technology Review