Technology

January 12, 2017, 10am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation a new Federal Committee on Automation, gathering 25 experts in the field of vehicle technology to help keep the government in front of a rapidly approaching era.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
January 12, 2017, 5am PST
Uber is offering a peak at its data in the hopes of contributing to a more informed transportation planning process.
CityLab
January 11, 2017, 11am PST
The concept of the circular economy is starting to take hold on governments and business throughout the world. Peter Moskowitz discusses the various ways the concept is being translated into practical, real-world solutions.
Doggerel
Feature
January 11, 2017, 7am PST
A report on the current state of Internet technology used by 600 cities across the United States, including recommended steps cities should take to improve their technology assets in 2017-2018.
William Riggs
January 10, 2017, 8am PST
Treepedia is MIT's effort to collect a complete resource on the tree cover of city streets.
CityLab
January 9, 2017, 10am PST
A new study predicts the congestion relief benefits of carpooling services offered by Transportation Network Companies. A skeptical audience replies.
San Jose Mercury News
January 8, 2017, 5am PST
Subway trains and WiFi access aren't mutually exclusive in New York City.
New York Daily News
January 5, 2017, 8am PST
Apps, Intelligent Transportation Systems Improving Safety for Pedestrians
InTransition Magazine
Blog post
January 4, 2017, 10am PST
A list of mobile apps that support planning, as part of an annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps. Please feel free to add your own favorites.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
January 4, 2017, 9am PST
A smart city pilot project, already in place at three locations in Chicago and on the way to two more, deploys sophisticated data gathering technology to measure the simple act of rainwater running downhill. Better green infrastructure will follow.
Data-Smart City Solutions
January 4, 2017, 8am PST
77 successful drone deliveries were made in the month of November from one 7-Eleven store in Reno, Nevada to customers in the city.
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 2, 2017, 11am PST
Planners in an Atlanta suburb are using games tailored to adults and children to inform a new comprehensive plan.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 31, 2016, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a new rule on Dec. 13 for automakers to require vehicle-to-vehicle technology to save lives, but critics charge the radio-based technology will be obsolete when the rule takes effect in about seven years
AutoWeek
December 30, 2016, 7am PST
Mass timber is called the first new way to construct tall buildings in 100 years.
New York Magazine
December 27, 2016, 7am PST
It's no longer just transit agencies that are trying to meet the first mile-last mile challenge—auto companies have also jumped in by offering "mobility services." And it's more profitable than selling cars!
The New York Times
December 27, 2016, 6am PST
California's loss is Arizona's gain. That's how Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey see's Uber's decision on Thursday to haul their fleet of self-driving Volvos from San Francisco to Arizona after the company refused to secure the necessary operating permits.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 24, 2016, 5am PST
Mayor Bill de Blasio made a couple of promises about new the transportation technology that would be available to New Yorkers in 2016. The results of those promises reveal good news for drivers and some bad news for bus riders.
Politico New York
December 23, 2016, 11am PST
A bike path in the Netherlands has been generating solar power since 2014, but the first example of a solar roadway built for cars opened this week in France.
The Guardian
December 21, 2016, 5am PST
The future of transportation network companies is far from settled. While influential in the popular consciousness, companies like Uber haven't figured out how to make money.
Bloomberg Technology
Feature
December 19, 2016, 2pm PST
No Electoral College needed: these were the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2016.
James Brasuell