Browsing the "New York City" Tag

Nissan's NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Hits London

January 9th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Nissan has created an NV200 taxi to blend right in with London’s iconic black taxis. It has the circular headlamps, black paint, and grille to match the rest of the London cabs. It is also equipped with LED lighting to improve the visibility of the&hellip

Judge Nixes Nissan’s Taxi Of Tomorrow

October 9th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Mayor Bloomberg and Nissan have been dealt a severe setback, with a high court judge striking down the provision that legally obligates cabbies to buy the NV200 “Taxi of Tomorrow.”

Sailing Barge To Ship Farm Goods From Vermont To NYC

August 6th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Commercial shipping remains heavily reliant on river traffic and powerful barges to move goods, but are sailing barges still a viable means of transportation? The Vermont Sail Freight Project aims to prove the viability of this powerless, carbon-neutral shipping method that will move farmers market goods from Vermont to New York City

Nissan Leaf Taxi Pilot Program Being Launched in NYC

April 23rd, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

A pilot program is being conducted by Nissan in New York City that will help Nissan to test and learn more about its Leaf electric car. It is a program under which six Nissan Leaf vehicles will be used as taxis. Nissan will provide some fast chargers to aid this project, and it will help people become accustomed to the use of electric vehicles as taxis. But will New York cab drivers adopt as well

After Hurricane Sandy, Bicycles Prove Invaluable To Locals

November 8th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Last week Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas of the East Coast, especially New Jersey and New York, leaving roads closed, public transportation swamped, and over 15,000 cars destroyed. This left people with a serious transportation least those who didn’t invest in a bicycle. As many people sat in gridlock or waited hours in line for the bus, those who rode bicycles on the regular managed to avoid the worst of it

Muscle Car-Inspired Train Is The Kind Of Public Transit We Need

September 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

You know why a majority of Americans don’t use public transit? It’s drab, dreary, and worst of all, dull. We need something more...inspirational. Leave it to the Aussies to out-America America. A new design for a high-speed train between Sydney and Melbourne draws its inspiration from one of Oz’s most popular muscle cars. Do. Want

Video: “Don’t Make Me Get The Tank”

November 11th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

Bike lanes have been popping up in cities across the country as people go from fossil fuels to pedal power. But not everybody likes that parking spots are turning into bike lanes, and on any given day you’ll find more than a few inconsiderate people who park in bike lanes. The mayor of Vilinius, Lithuania sent a powerful message over the summer when he crushed an offending vehicle with a tank. And apparently the good mayor has made his way to New York with his message

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