Car companies say self-driving cars are coming soon, but that’s only half the story. Automakers can build cars with semi-autonomous hardware, but they aren’t in the business of building infrastructure.
Uber has announced plans to make it easier for riders to keep tabs on transit options by displaying real-time public transport data directly within the Uber app. For this feature — available only in the
Autonomous vehicles could spark a cleaner, cheaper urban mobility revolution—or they could make it tougher to combat sprawl, congestion, and climate change. The promise of autonomous cars has struck an
Definitely do not leave your seat while using driver assistance features US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao expressed her openness to self-driving technology after she was appointed by Donald Trump.
Photographer: Mark Elias Infrastructure is rising to the top of President Donald Trump’s agenda. He reportedly wants to put tax credits for infrastructure investment in a tax-reform bill Congress is expected
The Trump budget would eliminate funding for transit expansion projects unless a funding agreement is already in place, the Washington Post reports. For transit projects that have yet to reach that stage,
Paying people to avoid the morning rush sort of worked in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last year the San Francisco Bay Area became the first laboratory in North America for a mass-transit incentives program,
The U.S. has no shortage of urban interstates ripe for removal, and some tear-downs are already underway. But planners should tread carefully when “reconnecting” neighborhoods. Built in the federal highway-building
The urban rail car renaissance continues It may be hard to believe when surveying the country’s car-centered cities, but streetcars used to be a mainstay of American urban design, ferrying pedestrians
The US's railroad network is made up of around 140,000 miles of track, but many of our trains are slow and outdated. Over the last couple of decades, countries like China, Japan, the UK, and France have
Commuting isn’t fit for today’s or tomorrow’s workforce—it’s time for a people-centric upgrade. For transport providers, commuting used to be a question of technology-driven efficiency: “How can we get
The city hit a 50 percent “active transit” target, 5 years ahead of schedule. A short film shows how they did it. When it comes to nudging drivers out of cars, Vancouver ranks as North America’s biggest
At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The "Berlin Wall" is not being built on your farmland, for one. Opposition to the big Texas high-speed rail plan to link Houston and Dallas has emerged in full force, but some of the pushback is based
Public policy and economics experts from UCLA and China's Tsinghua University conducted the study, which looked at the results of China's investments in an expanding high-speed train network. Bullet trains
California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own. The discussion of high-speed rail in the United States has been so focused on the California bullet