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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.

Transportation technologies receive $600K from U. of Mich.

Mobility| July 31, 2017

The statewide program funds translational research applications in advanced transportation materials, robotics and autonomy, sensors, electric vehicle drivetrain/propulsion, software/controls/data, and advanced manufacturing processes. 

Mobility| June 26, 2017

Driverless shuttle service coming to University of Michigan

Will use two fully automated, 15-passenger, all-electric shuttles manufactured by French firm NAVYA to transport students, faculty and staff on a nonstop two-mile route.

Technology| June 15, 2017

First Transit signs exclusive partnership for autonomous vehicle innovation, research

Will join GoMentum Station and use the facility as a test site for innovative transit applications, including a pilot project with EasyMile and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to deploy the first SAV shuttle on public roads in the U.S.

Security and Safety | February 6, 2017

Maximizing Passenger Safety with Fire Suppression Systems

About two-thirds of all bus fires start in the engine compartment, according to researchers. Various types of suppression agents are used, including different sorts of dry chemical, water mist, foam, aerosol, gaseous agents, or sometimes combinations of those.

University| January 23, 2017

Ohio State U., Auburn land LoNo-CAP grant funding

Both universities will conduct testing, evaluation, and analysis of low or no emission components intended for use in LoNo transit buses used to provide public transportation.

Mobility| January 3, 2017

National study to explore impacts of private transit services

Focus will include ride-splitting services, on-demand carpooling apps and more traditional private modes such as employer shuttles.

Mobility| December 9, 2016

Driverless shuttle introduced at U. of Mich. specialized test site

A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, the university's test site for connected and automated vehicles.

University| December 6, 2016

$300M in University Transportation Center grants announced

Subsequent awards using Federal FY17 - FY20 funding will be made annually, subject to availability of funds and grantee compliance with grant terms and conditions.

Mobility| December 5, 2016

Portland St. U. transportation center earns $15M research grant

The program will focus on increasing access to opportunities; improving multi-modal planning and shared use of infrastructure; advancing innovation and smart cities; and developing data, models and tools.

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