Electric Buses Are Struggling to Gain Traction Worldwide
What prevents cities from adopting electric buses en masse is a mix of technological, financial, and institutional challenges, according to a pair of reports from the World Resource Institute looking at efforts in 16 cities at various stages of adopting e-buses.
Could Designing a Better Bus Lane Be Done With a Simple Can of Paint?
"Tactical transit lanes"—also known as dedicated bus lanes—are a simple and low-cost way of creating better bussing infrastructure.
Why People Vote for Expanded Public Transport but Don't Actually Use It
New research in Los Angeles shows that people support expanded transit options based on party affiliation and frustration with congestion—but not to ride it themselves.
Are Battery-Powered Electric Buses Coming to Your City?
While it may sound like an easy climate win to have buses run on battery power, the technology may not be ready to support such initiatives.
London Is Adding 250 New Trains to Improve the Efficiency of Its Subways
It's going to cost the city around $2 billion to increase the capacity of the four "Deep Tube" lines by 10 trains an hour.
Could a Female-Only Ride-Hailing App Actually Work in Mexico?
After a Cabify driver was accused of murdering a college student near Puebla, Mexico, appetite for an "Uber for women" continues to grow.
House Bill Puts Transportation in Partisan Crossfire
Transportation used to be one of the few guaranteed areas of agreement when pragmatism trumped ideology in D.C. But that’s no longer the case.
China's High-Speed Crash Leads to Legitimacy Crisis
China has had its share of high-profile failures (and successes) of late, but a recent high-speed rail crash has shaken the people's confidence more than past mishaps.
California’s High-Speed Rail Efforts Have to Start Somewhere
German high-speed trains started in the provinces, too, but now have a fast, efficient and popular system crisscrossing the nation.
Fit to be Ride(ing): Public Transit Patrons Pretty Physically Active
Users of public transportation often fit in the activity guidelines proposed by the federal Health and Human Services department, just by walking to their bus or train every day.
Danish Professors Offers Cure for the Common Boondoggle
A Danish professor promotes a cure for billion-dollar cost overruns in government megaprojects: Use past boondoggles as a baseline.