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.
City planners will need to focus on equity and flexibility, while refusing to buckle to venture capital.
Though scooter-shares have led to sidewalk safety concerns, they're also an accessible transportation option.
The bus company argues it has no choice but to cooperate with Customs and Border Protection agents' searches and interrogation of its passengers.
Activists hold a demonstration against diesel cars in front of the Transport Ministry in Berlin, Germany, on March 14th, 2018.
Members of a railway union hold flares during a protest against the reform of the French state-owned railway company SNCF in Paris, France, on March 12th, 2018.
Lawsuits by states and advocacy groups are effectively blocking some of the most egregious attacks on environmental regulations.
Boats were, in fact, a proposed alternative solution.
To understand the outrage over the Volkswagen scandal and recall, consider the meat industry.
We have a long way to go before the Americans With Disabilities Act is actually realized.
Night School just wanted to provide a modest, low-cost bus service from San Francisco to the East Bay. Without expensive lobbyists and venture capital, the rule-abiding company folded after hitting bureaucratic roadblocks.
Public transportation passes are one of the most common forms of non-bank money that we interact with on a daily basis, but it’s easy—perhaps too easy—not to think of them as such, until something goes wrong.
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
As oil trains derail across the United States, a windswept—and vulnerable—stretch of Montana’s Glacier National Park underscores the folly of transporting crude by rail.
Should you be required to wear a helmet when riding a bike? What if they actually make you more likely to be injured?