Elon Musk told Trump’s economic adviser this week that he can bore tunnels underground all the way across the United States if need be. He appears to be anxious to help Uncle Sam spend taxpayer dollars.
The link between electric vehicles and electric utilities is inseparable, and as more and more utilities realize how much they have to gain from increased electric vehicle adoption, many are rounding the corner and starting to actively advocate for them.
New materials and manufacturing processes are changing the future of mass transit.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has cancelled $643 million in federal funds designed to pay for electrification of rail service on the San Francisco peninsular and continue work on a high speed rail link between LA and SF.
Nissan and BMW are taking steps to Double the size of the EVGo Fast Charging Network, bringing access to 90% of America’s EV owners!
Gas station owners are looking to add new options like ethanol blends and electric charging stations to keep people coming back.
A new RATP Autonomous EV Shuttle Service Launched in Paris this week, taking up to twelve passengers across the Charles du Gaulle bridge at 12 MPH.
The internet has been abuzz with Elon Musk’s recent proclamation that he will dig a tunnel under the 405 (the busiest freeway in the US) to ease his brutal commute from Bel Air to Hawthorne. While most writers, even ours, are as knowledgable about boring tunnels as Elon is, there are some folks in LA who know all there […]
Unlike the United States, rail travel in Europe is the first choice of many people. The Continent is crisscrossed with excellent rail networks that connect all major cities. The trains run on time. They are quiet and comfortable, and at the end of the journey you arrive downtown without needing to take an expenisive taxi […]
How do you cross a storm tossed fjord that is 3000 feet wide and 4,300 feet deep? Norway is exploring the use of floating tunnels tethered to pontoons on the surface. The idea may be more sensible than it sounds at first.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to […]
Going from San Francisco to LA? Now you can sleep on the way aboard the SleepBus, a wifi enabled transportation idea that has been an instant success.
Proterra has received orders for 33 more of its Catalyst electric bus vehicles thanks to grants from the Federal Transportation Agency. The buses will be used in Philadelphia, Seattle, and Los Angeles
Speaking at a future of transportation conference in Oslo, Norway this week, Elon Musk hinted that he has an idea for a new kind of door to door urban transportation system using autonomous vehicles.
America’s highway infrastructure has added trillions of dollars to the national economy but not all members of society have benefited. Many highways have destroyed poor communities that stood in their path.
Reuters.com recently reported that Altamonte Springs, Florida, will be the first U.S. city to subsidize Uber services in an attempt to reduce traffic and increase transit ridership. The Orlando suburb has currently allocated $500,000 to cover 20% of Uber trips within city limits and 25% of trips to or from a SunRail station. The program, […]
Two European groups are working to make autonomous driving vehicles to become part of public transportation systems.
In São Paulo, Brazil, citizens are enjoying less air and noise pollution – at least on one day a week. On Sundays, during what is called Paulista Aberta, motor traffic is restricted on the popular Paulista Avenue and the street is dedicated to cyclists and pedestrians.
Over the last few years, raising gas taxes has been a trendy answer to improving transportation infrastructure across the United States. When raising funds for improving transit, it has often been suggested that states raise the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. This year, there are at least 9 states, according to taxjusticeblog.org, that are […]
Recently, Next City reported on San Diego, California’s $64 million plan to construct a bicycle and pedestrian transit system complete with “protected bike lanes, pedestrian greenways, curb bulb-outs, road diets and more.”