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The Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria's latest edition has new instructions for reporting the emerging sector of autonomous vehicles.
GOV TECH - FUTURE STRUCTURE
August 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
Advocates have reason to be concerned about the performance of the two newest streetcar lines in New Orleans—both the largest transit projects after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
The Times-Picayune
August 9, 2017, 11am PDT
Accessing the internet is too expensive for many, not just in rural areas but also in cities.
FiveThirtyEight
August 8, 2017, 12pm PDT
Programs that make folks pay for garbage services based on how much they throw away can cut down trash in landfills. Designers are looking for ways to adapt these programs to multiunit buildings.
Medium
August 6, 2017, 9am PDT
At the helm of a movement to think beyond concrete solutions to transportation challenges in North Texas are the mayors of Fort Worth, Grapevine, and Arlington.
NBC DFW
August 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new report from Urbanism Next/SCI takes you through a city’s budget—both revenues and expenditures—and describes the areas that will be affected as AVs become commonplace and e-commerce takes on an even larger role in retail
Urbanism Next
August 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Amtrak is partnering with Lyft to offer train passengers a discounted option for first and last mile needs. New Lyft riders qualify for a $5 savings on each of their first four rides.
The Verge
August 3, 2017, 6am PDT
David Yager, an oil industry consultant, writes that recent reports predicting electric vehicles will eventually outsell those with internal combustion engines are vastly exaggerated, notwithstanding national bans on future sales of such cars.
Business Insider
August 2, 2017, 7am PDT
The biggest obstacle to the adoption of electric vehicles in California, a shortage of charging infrastructure, just became a lot more manageable thanks to $200 million from Volkswagen stemming the from the dieselgate settlement.
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
The board of L.A. Metro voted Thursday to spend $138 million to purchase 95 electric buses plus chargers and wiring upgrades for two transit lines that now use natural gas buses, and approved a motion to convert all buses to battery-electrics by 2030
Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2017, 11am PDT
Penny is an artificial intelligence program that detects affluence from space. It also lets users experiment with how different visual forms affect its perception of an area's wealth.
CityLab
July 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Led by the companies Mobike and Ofo, so-called "dockless" bike sharing is all the rage in Chinese cities. Unlocked by app, the bikes can be left anywhere for the next user to pick up. There have been some hiccups.
CNN Tech
July 26, 2017, 2pm PDT
Not all property data maps are created equal.
Data-Smart City Solutions
July 25, 2017, 2pm PDT
The question of whether self-driving cars will make streets and roads a safer place for humans depends on whether technology can protect the most vulnerable users.
National Public Radio
Blog post
July 25, 2017, 8am PDT
As planners seek to leverage public transit investments with enhanced first mile-last mile connections, it is critical that market analysis guide those initiatives and that impacts and cost effectiveness are part of the performance assessment.
Steven Polzin
July 25, 2017, 6am PDT
Companies and workers in the country of Japan are less likely to work from home than in the United States. The government hopes to increase the number of telecommuters during the 2020 Olympics, however.
Quartz
July 24, 2017, 11am PDT
Elon Musk's desire to tunnel a path to freedom from congestion refuses to die.
Wired
July 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
The Citymapper "smart bus" system will rely on the power of data to meet transit service demand in London.
The Verge
July 20, 2017, 2pm PDT
While the fame and the glory might go to the first companies that bring self-driving cars to the market, the companies that provide the detailed, constantly changing maps will make a lot of money.
PC Magazine
July 17, 2017, 6am PDT
A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that due to a plunge in battery prices and improvement in battery technology, electric vehicles will be cost-competitive with gasoline vehicles in eight years. By 2040, they will outsell them.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek