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Uber to test flying vehicle network in Dallas, Fort Worth

Technology| October 23, 2017

Dubbed the "Uber Elevate Network," the ride-sharing company is slated to demonstrate how a network of flying, hailed vehicles would work in three years.

NFTA, U. of Buffalo study challenges faced by riders with disabilities

Accessibility| October 23, 2017

“It’s our hope that our research findings will guide standards that will make buses more accessible to all,” says UB prof. Victor Paquet.

Rail| October 23, 2017

NY rail systems begin using work trains to clear 'slimy leaf debris'

A specialized Metro-North work train sprays water at high pressure, and specially equipped highway/rail trucks use rail scrubbers to remove crushed leaf residue from the tracks.

University| October 23, 2017

American spending on transportation drops by 11.3% since 1989

While transportation costs accounted for the second-largest household budget category behind housing expenses in both 1989 and 2016, transportation expenditures relative to housing costs declined from 61.6% in 1989 to 47.9% last year.

Government Issues| October 23, 2017

First-ever autonomous vehicles map showcases cities' driverless plans

AV programs are taking shape in 53 cities that represent nearly every continent. Of these 53, 35 cities including Austin, Washington, Paris, Helsinki and London are already piloting projects.

Technology| October 23, 2017

Musk gets 'OK' to start hyperloop in Maryland

The 10.3-mile tunnel will be the first portion of the underground hyperloop system that the SpaceX founder wants to build between Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Bus| October 23, 2017

Connect Transit replaces portion of fleet with New Flyer buses

The conversion is funded through a $3.3 million grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Management & Operations| October 23, 2017

Valley Metro unveils new 'Respect the Ride' code of conduct

The new code of conduct discourages disruptive behavior on the Valley’s 26-mile light rail line and empowers the transit agency to remove riders who engage in inappropriate or unsafe behavior.

Management & Operations| October 19, 2017

NorthEast Charter joins IMG network

The company joins IMG’s Cyr Bus Lines in serving the state of Maine and surrounding areas.

Rail| October 19, 2017

CRRC announces ship date for MBTA pilot cars

The company is the first Chinese railcar builder to enter into the U.S. rail car manufacturing market.

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