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U.S. transportation sector increases carbon footprint, study says

Sustainability| July 25, 2016

Industry, still the nation's largest emitter, accounts for about 29% of all emissions — down from nearly 36% in 1990. However, transportation — the country's second-largest contributor to greenhouse emissions — has increased its share from 24% in 1990 to 27% in 2014.

Autonomous vehicle expert joins MSU’s transportation division

Mobility| 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.

Rail| June 29, 2016

Study of subway 'bugs' aimed to improve public health

Harvard researchers collected samples from three MBTA subway lines, including swabbing seats, seat backs, walls, vertical and horizontal poles, and hanging grips inside train cars.

2016 Bus Maintenance Survey: Shops Still Dealing with Electrical Learning Curve

With electric bus usage and the adaptation of electric cooling fans continuing to grow, maintenance departments around the nation are working hard to find ways to both address issues and provide specialized training for their staff.   

Mobility| April 11, 2016

U of Mich. selected as site for 3rd Toyota autonomous vehicle research facility

Although the focus of each of the three strategically located facilities will be broad, each will feature a different core discipline. TRI-ANN will focus primarily on fully autonomous (chauffeured) driving.

Management & Operations| May 11, 2015

2015 Bus Maintenance Survey: Issues with Engine Tech, Staffing Are Growing Trends

One hundred percent of respondents say filters are the parts they buy most often, while both diesel and alternative-fueled vehicle usage is growing, compared to last year.

Sustainability| June 2, 2014

Clemson U. researches find bicyclists are happiest

Those traveling as a passenger in a car are the next likely to be happy, followed by those driving the car.
Government Issues| October 7, 2013

33 University Transportation Centers receive $63M

Conduct research that directly supports the priorities of the U.S. Department of Transportation to promote the safe, efficient and environmentally sound movement of goods and people.
Rail| August 8, 2012

UNLV considers creating an HSR study program

A transportation expert and a university professor are looking to leverage Las Vegas’ potential as a high-speed rail transportation hub to develop a university program dedicated to researching high-speed rail.
Bus| September 21, 2011

Balancing Demand, Funding Shortfalls Difficult for Top 200

As budgets and funding continue to shrink, demand continues to grow, as does the role public transportation plays in preserving the environment. Appropriately, many transit systems continue to innovate and make their case known, both at the federal and local levels. New York City Transit takes the top spot in this year’s survey.

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