User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bus
Last updated: Jun 21 2018 23:27 IST RSS 2.0
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SEPTA's vision for a new bus network: faster, fewer stops, no transfer fees 21.6.2018 News
A new SEPTA bus network could be in place in two to three years.
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School bus crash survivor, 11, calls for better seat belts 19.6.2018 News
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A fifth-grader who survived a school bus crash that killed a schoolmate and a teacher in New Jersey last month is urging state lawmakers to require seat belts with shoulder straps on buses.
Lessons from Hawaii's clean energy transformation for transportation 15.6.2018 Business Operations |
The islands have a lot of work to do to reach the ambitious goal of 100-percent-renewable transportation.
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Is your company ready for a driverless electric shuttle? 12.6.2018 Energy & Climate |
Autonomous shuttles on corporate campuses could really move the market.
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Can Latin America Move From Quantity to Quality of Infrastructure? 11.6.2018 THE CITY FIX
At a recent Latin American Development Bank (CAF) Infrastructure for Development Conference in Buenos Aires, regional experts and policymakers delved into the unique urban landscape for the area, from early approaches to modern challenges around inequality and better service. Pre-Incan ...
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Mpls. I-94 shutdown tops Twin Cities weekend traffic woes 9.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Taking a highway to get to Minneapolis? Good luck. A busy stretch of I-94 closes starting Friday. And there'll be no access to downtown via I-35W north for the coming months. Here are the other vehicle-related headaches for the weekend.
Future school start times give St. Paul families a wake-up call 8.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Research will tell you that teenagers want to sleep later. Teenagers will tell you the same.
7-year-old Philadelphia boy left alone on empty school bus - for the 2nd time in two weeks 7.6.2018 News
The 7-year-old, who attends a private school in West Philadelphia, woke up scared and disoriented in the hot, locked bus, his parents said. By midday, police and the school district were investigating the incident. On May 29, the same boy had an identical experience.
Govt-bureaucracy tussle: Six months on, cab regulation rules are stuck in limbo 5.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Delhi govt request for 1,000 buses under scanner: Standard-floor buses not disabled-friendly, High Court takes note 3.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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The People of Bogotá Want Cleaner Air. Will the City Listen? 31.5.2018 THE CITY FIX
Bogotá is one of Latin America’s most polluted cities – but thanks to its citizens, its air may be getting cleaner. A decision from the mayor’s office to keep using diesel fuels in the next generation of buses in the city’s bus ...
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SEPTA's 2019 budget funds new buses and trains but plans for drop in ridership revenue 25.5.2018 News
Vehicles are the biggest budgeted single expense for SEPTA for fiscal year 2019.
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Flagging Down Driverless Buses 25.5.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano Patrons wait to board a driverless shuttle bus on a street in Las Vegas Public transit systems have run driverless trains for decades. The first fully driverless train network, Vancouver's SkyTrain in western Canada, has been in operation since 1985. The Paris urban transit system has automated its oldest and busiest Metro line and plans to automate about half the subway system by 2050. Yet in the United States, transit automation is years behind Europe where driverless trains mostly connect airport terminals. Automated buses are already operating in some communities. But when American cities have green-lighted the technology, the results have been uneven: A November accident in Las Vegas involving the first automated bus for public use in the U.S. raised still more questions about whether the technology is ready to hit the road. Some private companies launch relatively untested technology, hoping to spearhead innovation by being the first to deploy an invention. But without a ...
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Brazil truckers’ strike leads to fuel shortages 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A truckers’ strike was backing up exports and causing fuel shortages in Brazil on Thursday, leading to a reduction in bus service in Rio de Janeiro and a restriction on landings at the capital’s airport.
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Service changes coming to D.C. Circulator, but new operations contract still pending 24.5.2018 Washington Post
Service changes coming to D.C. Circulator, but new operations contract still pending
Enter the electrification of everything 22.5.2018 Small Business |
Getting planes, trains and automobiles, not to mention houses and commercial buildings, off fossil fuels will happen quicker than most people realize.
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Deportation protesters block Minneapolis light rail; arrests made 22.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Demonstrators sat down on the rail tracks near Fort Snelling Tuesday morning protesting deportations by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which has offices in a nearby building.
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How L.A. can have electric buses that don't run out of energy after a few dozen miles 22.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: There is another electric bus technology that could address climate change goals without the reliability and range issues of the buses built by Chinese firm BYD Ltd. (“Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses,” May 20)

Trolley buses, which are powered...

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Essential California: Scandals put scrutiny on USC leadership, culture 21.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, May 21, and here’s what’s happening across California:


USC’s handling of George Tyndall, the longtime campus gynecologist accused of making sexual comments and touching patients inappropriately during pelvic...

Some object to Metro Transit ad-clad pink bus 21.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
With the increasing commercialization of transit vehicles, it was only a matter of time before some riders objected to the advertising message of one of Metro Transit's buses or light rail cars.
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