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The First Electric Bus Designed and Made in Africa to Debut in Kenya This Year
The First Electric Bus Designed and Made in Africa to Debut in Kenya This Year

20 Jan 2022, 08:14 UTC / A Swedish-Kenyan technology startup is revolutionizing public transportation in Africa, with the launch of the first e-bus that's locally developed

 
City Cancels $33M Order for Hydrogen Buses, Turns Out Electric Ones Are Better
City Cancels $33M Order for Hydrogen Buses, Turns Out Electric Ones Are Better

13 Jan 2022, 07:29 UTC / A city in France made waves in the international media after cancelling a significant order for hydrogen-powered buses considered to be too expensive to operate

 
GreenPower to Offer Rides on Its Autonomous Electric Transportation Vehicle at CES 2022
GreenPower to Offer Rides on Its Autonomous Electric Transportation Vehicle at CES 2022

30 Dec 2021, 08:23 UTC / Attendees at CES 2022 will get the chance to see what it's like to cruise in the AV Star, an autonomous electric vehicle meant for public transit

 
What Happened to America's Streetcars?
What Happened to America's Streetcars?

8 Nov 2021, 15:02 UTC / Every city in the United States had convenient and classy public transportation. So why are we sitting in traffic all day?

 
World’s First Sustainable Sky Train Looks Like a Flying Panda, Has Glass Bottom
World’s First Sustainable Sky Train Looks Like a Flying Panda, Has Glass Bottom

8 Jul 2021, 11:31 UTC / A demonstration car for the Dayi Air-Rail project was unveiled in Chengdu, China. Designed to increase tourist traffic, it runs on batteries and tops at 80 kph

 
Google Quietly Releases a Key Google Maps Feature for More Users
Google Quietly Releases a Key Google Maps Feature for More Users

21 Apr 2021, 04:04 UTC / Google has recently expanded full public transportation support to more users in France, as the service can now generate detailed route information

 
Google Maps Gets Another Feature That Makes Sense During These Awful Times
Google Maps Gets Another Feature That Makes Sense During These Awful Times

26 Feb 2021, 08:28 UTC / Google and Australian authorities have announced a collaboration to bring info on how crowded local trains are right on Google Maps

 
Smartphone App Overhauls New York City Public Transportation for the Blind
Smartphone App Overhauls New York City Public Transportation for the Blind

31 Oct 2020, 09:44 UTC / The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Transit Innovation Partnership launch pilot program with new mobile app

 
Drones with UV LEDs Can Seek and Destroy Germs (and Vampires)
Drones with UV LEDs Can Seek and Destroy Germs (and Vampires)

27 Jul 2020, 14:56 UTC / A think tank has come up with an ingenious solution to fight the spread of germs in public and even private spaces; a drone with UV light.

 
Beverly Hills City Council Votes for Developing a Driverless Shuttle System
Beverly Hills City Council Votes for Developing a Driverless Shuttle System

19 Apr 2016, 23:24 UTC / It's not much right now, but it's a very encouraging sign: a local authority is willing to give autonomous vehicles a try as an on-demand shuttle service

 
Potential Movie on the Life of Serial Train Thief Could Make Money for the MTA
Potential Movie on the Life of Serial Train Thief Could Make Money for the MTA

21 Mar 2016, 16:26 UTC / Darius McCallum has been stealing ("taking for a joyride" is more appropriate) big vehicles ever since he was 15. He's 50 now and with no intention to stop

 
New York Governor Says the City's New Articulated Buses Are "Ferrari-Like"
New York Governor Says the City's New Articulated Buses Are "Ferrari-Like"

9 Mar 2016, 11:01 UTC / Ferrari still holds its ground and hasn't announced any plans for building an SUV, but anyone who wants a larger Ferrari can ride the NYC buses, apparently

 
Hyperloop Gets Significant Boost from US Transportation Secretary Support
Hyperloop Gets Significant Boost from US Transportation Secretary Support

31 Jan 2016, 13:10 UTC / It's just words from a politician, but it's definitely something. It shows at least that the government is interested in the subject

 
China Unveils World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Tram
China Unveils World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Tram

25 Mar 2015, 15:38 UTC / A three-minute refuel will offer enough power for the tram to run about 100 kilometers, at a top speed of around 70 km/h

 
Greyhound Celebrates Centennial in Fitting Style with Multiple Stops Nationwide
Greyhound Celebrates Centennial in Fitting Style with Multiple Stops Nationwide

15 Aug 2014, 22:01 UTC / Although Greyhound is currently known for shuttling passengers from city to city in buses, the company actually got its start 100 years ago thanks to a 1914 Hupmobile. To celebrate its centennial, G...

 
John Lithgow Saves Planet by Bus Traveling
John Lithgow Saves Planet by Bus Traveling

21 Nov 2012, 14:06 UTC / Using public transportation is definitely nothing to be ashamed of. Especially when we speak about overcrowded cities where crossing the town by car might eventually turn to be an exhausting and tim...

 
Cars Increase the Obesity Rate
Cars Increase the Obesity Rate

21 Nov 2012, 14:06 UTC / Driving to work might be comfortable and fancy but when it comes to extra pounds, the matter becomes highly debatable. Certainly driving doesn't help anyone lose weight but finding out that car...

 
Public Transportation Safety Enhanced by Spanish Monitoring System
Public Transportation Safety Enhanced by Spanish Monitoring System

22 Mar 2010, 12:01 UTC / The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT) has set itself a bold target, planing to become Europe’s best public transport company. The company has already started to make efforts in accom...

 
Chinese Government Offering Subsidies to Public Transport Operators
Chinese Government Offering Subsidies to Public Transport Operators

10 Feb 2010, 10:58 UTC / The Chinese public transport operators will receive subsidies form the government as a measure to counterbalance the boom in oil prices, as China Daily reported, citing sources form the country&rsqu...

 
I Want to Drive!...
I Want to Drive!...

6 Nov 2009, 15:51 UTC / ... Even if my financial situation is a bit far from tying up with that of my colleague Bach, you probably already know I'm not actually poor either. And that's just to be modest. Yet, I d...