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Transportation roundup 4/17/15

Transportation roundup 4/17/15

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways From Legible London to Cleveland, Ohio: how maps can make sense of strange cities // CityMetric Dallas Streetcar Debuts to Mixed Reviews // Next City What will the full build-out of Trinity Parkway look like? // Dallas Morning News DART supports high-speed rail project, but its Austin lobbyist is working against the effort // Dallas Morning News Bill would hike […]

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Transportation roundup 4/16/15

Transportation roundup 4/16/15

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Is Crazy Tech Really the Answer To Keeping People On Bikes Safe? // Gizmodo Welcome To The Slow Traffic Movement // Co.Design Is America ready for the rise of the megaregion? // The Week How Green Could New York Be? // The New Yorker How Cities Are Regulating the Sharing Economy // Planetizen Now Available on DART’s Mobile Ticketing App: […]

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Dynamic ridesharing users will pay less per ride

Dynamic ridesharing users will pay less per ride

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ridesharing can help combat congestion woes by pairing up people with similar travel plans: Called “dynamic ridesharing,” this alternative doesn’t require new infrastructure, is more convenient than public transport, and can cut pollution produced by people taking multiple vehicles to the same destination. But what about those riders, especially in regions where ridesharing is just taking […]

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Kids and the ride sharing industry

Kids and the ride sharing industry

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing apps were designed with busy adults in mind, but, lately, kids and teens are using the apps for both school-time and playtime. Busy parents are organizing rides using the apps for their young kids, while teens, who have become increasingly disenchanted with getting behind the wheel themselves, are shying […]

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Transportation roundup 4/13/15

Transportation roundup 4/13/15

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Technology: Rudder app steers you safely home after dark // News and Observer [Rudder] Roads to Ruin // NYTimes.com Pittsburgh’s Yellow Cab rethinks traditional service with ride-hailing app // TribLIVE Clean diesels not so clean, apparently // Autoblog Uber’s curbside breathalyzer strikes us as a good idea // Autoblog An Inside Perspective on Los Angeles’ New Sustainable City Plan // Planetizen Report: Converting […]

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On the impact of complete streets

On the impact of complete streets

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following a recent report hailing the benefits of “complete streets,” two projects that embrace the concept are garnering attention — and even applause. Miami, Florida’s Department of Transportation just approved the city’s plan to revamp Biscayne Boulevard, expanding pedestrian and biking areas and limiting vehicle lanes, while Normal, Illinois’ project, which reworked its neighborhood with […]

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Urban density not denting CO2 emissions, sadly

Urban density not denting CO2 emissions, sadly

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

You’ve heard it before: The U.S. is urbanizing, and younger generations are becoming less and less car-reliant. It’s logical that CO2 emissions would drop as people move into the cities and, presumably, opt for less environmentally-damaging transportation. So why are CO2 emissions still climbing? A Boston University paper authored by Conor K. Gately, Lucy R. […]

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Transportation roundup 4/7/15

Transportation roundup 4/7/15

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Panel: Boston transit plagued by high costs, absenteeism // Boston Herald We Tested 4 GPS Apps That Work Even When You’re Offline  // WIRED How Microsoft’s using big data to predict traffic jams up to an hour in advance // VentureBeat Tolls on the rise as highway funding dries up // Brookings […]

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Ford calls EVs the perfect second cars

Ford calls EVs the perfect second cars

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Electric vehicles may be the perfect car… second car, that is. A major barrier to using EVs is inconvenience (or, at least, perceived inconvenience): drivers face the occasional dilemma of finding alternative transportation for longer trips than their EVs can make. Electric Vehicles in Multi-Vehicle Households, a recent study from Michael A. Tamor and Miloš […]

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Transportation roundup 4/6/15

Transportation roundup 4/6/15

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways What is the future of the self-driving car? Some car experts discuss // TreeHugger Never Walk Home In The Dark Again With This Simple App // Co.Design Suburban companies look to transit solutions to find more workers // Milwaukee Business Journal Tourism Rep: Uber, Lyft Turning Indianapolis Into “First-Tier City” //  Next City Harvard Study: Better Police Reports […]

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What determines the demand for carsharing?

What determines the demand for carsharing?

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Carsharing has become a viable transportation option the world over. A new study, Empirical analysis of free-floating carsharing usage,  analyzes customer demand for carsharing in Berlin and Munich, finding that both location and time of day impact customer choice. The researchers’ goal is simple: “to describe carsharing usage and to identify factors that have an […]

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