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Autonomous vehicle expert joins MSU’s transportation division

University| July 25, 2016

Craig Shankwitz will lead the development of MSU's Western Transportation Institute research team that will explore and develop applications of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies to roads and transportation systems in rural areas and small cities, in both the public and private sector.

LTD receives fed grant to purchase 5 electric buses

Sustainability| July 22, 2016

The electric buses will replace five diesel buses, which have been in service since 1999 and have logged more than 500,000 miles each. The diesel buses consume a combined 39,114 gallons of diesel fuel each year.

Sustainability| July 22, 2016

SEPTA to demo Proterra electric bus during Democratic Convention

The project is one component of Philadelphia’s commitment to hosting the most sustainable national political convention ever.

Government Issues| July 21, 2016

APTA opposes GOP plan to cut mass transit funding

The Republican platform, which stated that public transportation is "an inherently local affair that serves only a small portion of the population," also opposes increasing the federal gas tax.

Management & Operations| July 21, 2016

PSTA, Uber partner to offer disadvantaged residents free, on-demand rides

The $300,000 grant-funded pilot demonstration, awarded by the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, is aimed at helping low-income, unemployed residents overcome transportation barriers to employment.

Sustainability| July 21, 2016

Self-driving electric buses part of Tesla's future, CEO says

Elon Musk says that the electric buses of the future should be smaller than the current ones, to decrease traffic congestion, with the interior of the buses redesigned to increase passenger areal density.

Rail| July 21, 2016

FRA approves blueprint to connect Boston, New Haven to Montreal via rail

The Initiative proposes to restore service between Boston and New Haven, Conn., through Springfield, Mass. and Hartford, Conn., and add new service between Boston and Montreal.

Management & Operations| July 21, 2016

APTA: Mass transit users save $9,686 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.

Security and Safety | July 21, 2016

Secretary Foxx urges more rigorous review of autonomous vehicle tech

His remarks at a self-driving convention comes a few weeks after government regulators revealed a 40-year-old man died in May after his Tesla car crashed into a truck while using a semi-autonomous feature called "Autopilot."

Accessibility| July 21, 2016

DC Metro moves ahead with plan to use Uber, Lyft for paratransit services

Metro plans to issue an RFP to take over the service in September, with the intent to have the system in place by spring 2017. The pilot program will be for users in the Maryland suburbs, where two-thirds of MetroAccess customers live.

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