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15 hours ago
Due to the adoption of the Zero-Emission Vehicle standard by the state's air quality commission last week, there will be a much greater selection of electric vehicles available for interested Colorado consumers. Sales should reach 5% by 2023.
NGT News
17 hours ago
President Trump is 'enraged' that automakers would agree with California in support of maintaining the Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, reports the Times. Mercedes-Benz is apparently preparing to join Ford, Honda, BMW, and VW in the private deal.
The New York Times
Blog post
21 hours ago
There is no war on cars. Everybody, including motorists, benefit from a more diverse and efficient transportation system. Let there be peace!
Todd Litman
23 hours ago
From Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Sydney, the best—and the cheapest—views are on ferries, buses, trains, and gondolas.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Voters in Phoenix are already casting ballots in an election to be decided next week. Proposition 105 would end planned light extensions, and Proposition 106 would cap city spending.
Arizona Republic
Yesterday
Primarily serving commuters in the Greater Los Angeles metro area, Metrolink just attained the highest annual ridership in its 27-year existence. Officials chalk up the increase to a significant investment in marketing.
Urbanize LA
Yesterday
Lower speed limits make cities safer, more livable, and, in the long run, more functional.
CityLab
Yesterday
Denmark's capital is a model city in terms of biking, but the reasons that bikes rule go beyond political leadership and robust infrastructure.
City Observatory
2 days ago
City councilmembers are debating the future of a 2,200-acre former aluminum smelting plant in Frederick, Maryland. The debate centers on the viability of the parcel as transit-oriented development.
The Frederick News-Post
2 days ago
Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
The new Uber office in Dallas will be the company's largest employment hub outside of its San Francisco headquarters.
The Dallas Morning News
2 days ago
The Regional Plan Association (RPA) is responding to a spate of fatalities on the streets of New York city. The question remains whether the city's will response will be effective in improving traffic safety.
Curbed New York
3 days ago
The QLine streetcar joins the fare payment system of DDOT and SMART buses in the Motor City.
Detroit Free Press
3 days ago
Homeless and working class riders won't have the shelter and mobility offered by Green Line trains in the Twin Cities, as Metro Transit cuts overnight service.
Star Tribune
3 days ago
Overall greenhouse gas emissions in California dropped 1% in 2017, according to the inventory by the California Air Resources Board, which includes a 9% drop in emissions from electricity generation and a 1% increase in transportation emissions.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
It's not your imagination. Surface traffic at airports is worse than ever, according to this article, because of ride-hailing companies.
The New York Times
3 days ago
A greener life means fewer flights for many Europeans.
Time
4 days ago
The Netflix show Patriot Act, starring Hasan Minhaj, assigns blame for the current state of public transit.
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
4 days ago
New development coming to Downtown Pittsburgh lacks sufficient parking, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
4 days ago
These researchers call for dangerous, large-sized SUVs to be removed from the road.
Forbes