mass transit

Ohio Self-driving Shuttle Service Stalled After Minor Incident

You may recall the autonomous Linen LEAP shuttle service that launched in Columbus, OH earlier this month. Well, the city placed the program on pause last week because someone fell during an abrupt
Andy Byford’s Last Day with New York’s Transit System

Andy Byford’s Last Day with New York’s Transit System

William Finnegan writes about the imminent departure of Andy Byford, the president of the New York City Transit Authority, who was hired by Governor Andrew Cuomo to revitalize the city’s mass-transit

Autonomous Mass Transit Arrives in Ohio

Hoping to reconnect the South Linden neighborhood with the rest of Ohio’s capitol, the city of Columbus has launched an electric shuttle program funded primarily by the federal government. The
Here Are the Fare-Evasion Enforcement Data the NYPD Fought to Keep Secret

Here Are the Fare-Evasion Enforcement Data the NYPD Fought to Keep Secret

Data show there are higher enforcement rates in high-poverty Black and Latinx neighborhoods.
Toyota Envisions Hydrogen-Powered ‘Woven City’ by Mt. Fuji

Toyota Envisions Hydrogen-Powered ‘Woven City’ by Mt. Fuji

Woven City is a Toyota real-life lab to try out the future. It combines wood structures with traditional joinery and a lot of shared, self-driving electric vans. The post Toyota Envisions

VW will roll out self-driving electric shuttles in Qatar's capital

If you visit Qatar in the next few years, you might find yourself riding in a driverless vehicle. Volkswagen and Qatar have struck a deal that will bring self-driving electric vehicles to the public
Robotic Drones, a New Flight Simulator, and More Car News This Week

Robotic Drones, a New Flight Simulator, and More Car News This Week

Cities get the okay to speed up buses, while Seattle tries to slow traffic.
Sometimes Red Means Go—When It Comes to Bus Rides

Sometimes Red Means Go—When It Comes to Bus Rides

New Federal Highway Administration rules give cities more leeway to create special bus lanes.

Bluespace.ai, a startup focused on AV technology for mass transit, gets $3.5 million in seed funding

Bluespace.ai, a new autonomous driving startup focused on mass transit, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding led by Fusion Fund. Other investors include YouTube co-founder

Transit's Apple Watch app returns after two-year hiatus

More than a few well-known developers pulled their Apple Watch apps in the past couple of years due to technical obstacles or just a lack of interest, but one of those apps has come roaring back. As

Lyft now offers public transit directions in the Bay Area

Lyft's public transit directions are available on the company's home turf. Its app now includes routes, schedules and trip planning for public transportation in the San Francisco Bay Area, giving you
Photos: Chile’s defiant week of street protests

Photos: Chile’s defiant week of street protests

Widespread protests against income inequality throughout Chile are about to enter their second week. So far, 18 civilians have been killed and hundreds more injured.
An Effort to Punish China Could Slow the Roll of Electric Buses

An Effort to Punish China Could Slow the Roll of Electric Buses

China’s BYD supplies about one-third of the electric buses in the US, but it would be effectively barred under a provision in a national defense bill.

Lyft unifies transportation options inside its app

Lyft is countering Uber's moves by making it easier to find every transportation option inside its app -- including the ones that won't give the company a dime. It's rolling out updates that unify
Free Bus Rides in Salt Lake City Might Not Be So Far-Fetched

Free Bus Rides in Salt Lake City Might Not Be So Far-Fetched

A leading mayoral candidate proposes eliminating fares on buses and light rail. Free rides are unusual in the US, but more common overseas.

NYC's automated subway routing had glitches for 'months' before Friday

When New Yorkers were stuck without access to multiple subway lines for 90 minutes on July 19th, that was really just the culmination of ongoing woes. The City has obtained Metropolitan Transportation

Lyft adds NYC subway directions to its app

Lyft's support for public transportation will soon include one of the biggest mass transit systems on the planet. The ridesharing firm is rolling out access to real-time New York City subway
The Case for Leaving Fare Beaters Alone and Making Public Transit Free

The Case for Leaving Fare Beaters Alone and Making Public Transit Free

Chances are everything you think you know about fare evasion is wrong.
North Carolina Is Eyeing a Hyperloop One System for the Research Triangle

North Carolina Is Eyeing a Hyperloop One System for the Research Triangle

North Carolina is the latest state to throw its hat into the Hyperloop One ring. Today, Virgin Hyperloop One announced that North Carolina’s Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) was launching a
Transit Agencies Turn to Uber for the Last Mile

Transit Agencies Turn to Uber for the Last Mile

Transit systems worry about losing passengers to ride-hail services. But some agencies are also testing using Uber in place of low-ridership lines.