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Brooklyn–Queens Connection: The Future of NYC Transit

In a $2.2 billion proposal, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio looks to begin installation of a 16 mile streetcar line connecting Brooklyn and Queens via the East River. The idea is to facilitate transportation for some of New York’s growing, yet still transit-deficient, areas. Imagine a trolley system lining the East River and delivering a long-awaited public transit […]

February 6th

Bikesharing A Commuter’s Business

Citi Bike certainly has taken off in New York City. The bikesharing system is enjoyed by adventurous tourists, recreational residents, and daily commuters alike. However, new statistics are emerging that show commuters are actually representing an impressive percentage of Citi Bike riders. This supports the wheels turning in federal legislation to make “bikeshare” an official […]

February 6th

Public Transportation Saves Up To $16,000 Per Year

Via Bikocity: We are all aware of the financial argument for using public transportation — it is way, way cheaper. Weighing out the costs and benefits is tricky, but the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) monthly Transit Savings Reports have made it beautifully clear. Ranking the savings for the 20 cities with the highest rates of public transportation […]

September 15th

Charge Your Tesla In Manhattan

Tesla takes Manhattan. In an effort to increase compatibility between its brand and the Big Apple, Tesla has partnered with about two dozen parking garages to provide high-speed 240 volt charging stations for its Model S sedan. Urban drivers generally face a more difficult task when compared to suburbanites when it comes to reliably charging their electric vehicles. […]

August 13th

10 Charts Explore Top Electric Car Cities In US

Originally published on EV Obsession. Some of the factors contributing to the relatively fast adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in some American metropolitan markets have been identified and characterized by a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The dominant ones, according to the new report, are: stronger consumer incentives, a broader […]

August 9th

Nissan Leaf Taxi Pilot Program Being Launched in NYC

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?

April 23rd