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Chicago taps manufacturer for next generation railcars

Rail| March 10, 2016

The new 7000-series railcars — the largest railcar order in CTA history — will be built by CSR Sifang America JV, which as part of its winning bid has pledged to build a brand-new rail car assembly facility in Chicago.

MIT students win first round of SpaceX Hyperloop contest

University| February 1, 2016

Beating out a field of more than 100 other teams from around the world, the group of MIT graduate students won the best overall design award for a vehicle, or pod, that will ride inside the Hyperloop, a system of tubes connecting major cities.

Rail| May 29, 2015

[Photos] Hyperloop concept images

The Hyperloop concept, developed by entrepreneur Elon Musk, is a mass-transportation system that can transport passengers between San Fransisco and Los Angeles in less than 40 minutes. Passengers would ride in aluminum pods in sealed tubes, traveling at speeds of up to 800 mph.

Sustainability| May 14, 2015

[Video] Energizing People About the Future of Public Transportation

Mobility Lab interviewed some of the biggest thinkers in transportation and urbanism at TransportationCamp 2015 to discuss which exciting trends need to happen and which ones are likely to happen this year and beyond. Go to mobilitylab.org for more info and to take action. Published on Mar 11, 2015

Rail| February 26, 2015

Hyperloop to build full-scale track next year

The Quay Valley, Calif. Hyperloop track will be built using HTT’s tube, capsule and station models. It will be instrumental in optimizing passenger system needs — such as loading, departure and safety considerations — to ensure Hyperloop is ready for larger-scale operation.

Management & Operations| February 20, 2015

MARTA's hands-free, self-cleaning bathroom is the 'future'

Bathroom features include a "virtual restroom attendant" that monitors the bathroom via an outside overhead camera; metered-out toilet paper; a sensor-controlled sink that provides soap, water and an air-dry feature; and the walls are lined with a graffiti-resistant coating.

February 6, 2015

Technology and Transportation: Change at High Speed

As the world changes with the rapid advancement of connected devices and technologies, so must the transportation industry. In a business area where change is sluggish, DOTs across the country must adapt quickly to the evolving technologies that are going to impact their operations and budget. There are at least three technologies that will have immense impact over the next two decades on how we travel and how state transportation departments react to provide mobility — connectedness, big data and automation.

University| January 5, 2015

Drexel students vying to design Disney-themed transport system

The students will present their idea for the future of Sydney, Australia to a panel of judges in hopes of taking home a $3,000 first-place prize and the opportunity to intern at Walt Disney Imagineering – the creative design team behind those world-famous theme parks and attractions.

Rail| December 19, 2014

Future transportation technology Discovery Channel documentary

Documentary showcases future technologies for rail.

Rail| December 19, 2014

Hyperloop designs, core team members announced

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. Announces New Designs, Crowdstorming Document and Core Team

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