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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

San Fran Leads Nation In Reduction Of Solo Car Commuting

The San Francisco Bay Area saw the greatest shift from solo auto commuting to “alternative” forms of transportation in the whole of the country for the years of 2006 through 2013, according to new figures from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. In 2012, the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, metropolitan statistical area even had the third-lowest […]

September 6th

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

San Francisco Approves Controversial Google Bus Trial

Despite passionate protests and serious legal challenges, this week the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority approved a controversial trial program that will allow companies like Google to use private shuttles at public bus stops. This program is an embodiment of the class warfare attitude that has become a festering wound in America.

January 23rd

Lit Motors Reveals Kubo Cargo-Carrying Electric Scooter

In a world where cars are quickly becoming too expensive for many small business owners to operate, there are some clever alternatives and solutions being bandied about. Among them is the Lit Motors Kubo, a unique cargo-carrying electric scooter they’ve turned to crowdfunding to make it happen. San Francisco-based Lit Motors has been working on […]

November 26th