Browsing the "Public Transit" Category

Driverless Pods Coming To The U.K.

October 30th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The talk of driverless, fully-automated cars is exciting news for the future, though the future might be closer than we think. Milton Keynes, a small city north of London, will be installing a fleet of 100 automated “pod cars” that will run between downtown, the train station, and various offices in-between. Will public transit beat automakers to the rollout of self-driving cars


No Helmet? No Problem, Says NYC Bike Share Program

July 9th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

If any of you have ridden a bike in New York City (NYC) you know it can dangerous. Cabs, trucks, buses, pedestrians, other bukers, you name it and they are all blocking the bike lane. So it was very surprising to find out that New York's month-old Citi Bike program, a citywide bike share program, requires no bike helmets to be worn to renters of the bikes


Atlanta Gets A Bike Share Program

July 8th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

Bike share programs are appearing in many major cities across the United States. Atlanta is now looking to Georgia Tech-based startup viaCycle for that cities own bike share program


California High Speed Rail: All Aboard!

June 24th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

The overseeing board of the California high speed rail project has said that the first 65 mile stretch of rail between Fresno and Merced will be exempt from the requirement that railway construction first obtain prior approval from the federal board


New Maglev Train Debuts In Japan

June 14th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

Central Japan Railway has tested the newest Maglev L0 Train. The train is expected to carry 1,000 passengers and can travel up to 311 MPH, allowing the new train to travel over 200 miles from Tokyo to Nagoya in 40 minutes


The Narrowing Of Amtrak In America's MidWest

June 3rd, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

Amtrak is in a strange place these days. As the company upgrades to “GenSet” locomotives, boosts passenger wifi service, and looks into local high speed rail the once great cross country train lines are receiving little to no funding and their value is being questioned


New York City: No Electric Bikes Allowed

May 17th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

The fine for riding an electric bike in New York City has increased from $500 to $1,000, preventing New Yorkers from adopting these bike/scooter hybrids. The increased fee was announced by city council member Jessica Lappin, who called these bikes a "scourge." Tell us how you really feel, Jess



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