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Keolis launches electric autonomous shuttle pilot in Paris business district

Technology| July 6, 2017

If these trials are successful, this shuttle service could become a permanent mobility solution in the region, with additional services and the creation of new lines.

Exclusive: A look at electric buses in London, the UK

Sustainability| March 9, 2017

Why hasn’t London moved faster to put in service clean bus technology? The air pollution crisis isn’t sudden and has been widely predicted and observed for many years.

Management & Operations| January 13, 2017

Paris cuts free public transit during severe pollution

While making all public transport free for the day does help in reducing pollution from gas emissions, the union estimates that the loss of profit adds up to approximately $4.2 million per day for the region.

Sustainability| November 15, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Europe's Air Pollution Issues and Some Cities' Solutions

Much of the impact of pollution has been as a result of waves of industry and resource extraction and processing, but much is also as a result of our lifestyle choices and, in particular, the choices that we have made in terms of mobility.

Security and Safety | November 24, 2015

N.Y. MTA to add 46 police officers trained in counterterrorism

Officers will patrol major hubs, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and Staten Island Railway. Hiring of the additional officers is expected to cost $3 million under the MTA's 2016 budget. MTA officials said police officers have been trained in countering active shooters.

Security and Safety | July 17, 2015

France kicks off anti-sexual harassment campaign on transit system

To help curb the behavior, awareness posters are being put up in subway cars, buses and stations informing offenders that they can be thrown in jail for five years or be fined more than $82,000 for harassing another citizen.

Motorcoach| March 17, 2015

Paris’ tour bus parking fees protested

Starting May 1, the price of half-day and full-day parking passes for motorcoaches in Paris will triple, but according to Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, vehicles that meet the latest E.U. emission standards for trucks and buses will not see an increase.

Rail| February 12, 2015

Paris orders more trains from Alstom-Bombardier consortium

The new trains — set to be delivered during 2017 — will operate on the RER line A, which carries 1.2 million passengers per day, making it the busiest regional line in Europe.

Bus| August 1, 2014

Is it time for public transportation to be free?

A story in Salon says it is time, citing a recent move in Paris and in other cities around the world, as well as issues at some U.S. transit agencies in recouping enough funding through fares.
Government Issues| March 18, 2014

Paris makes public transit free, restricts car use to combat smog

For the fourth consecutive day, regional trains, the Paris subway and bus system, the Vélib’ bike-sharing program and Autolib’ car-sharing service have been free.
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