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

University| January 23, 2017

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.

National study to explore impacts of private transit services

Mobility| January 3, 2017

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.

Mobility| November 28, 2016

U. of Mich., partners with Chinese firms to study autonomous vehicles

The university’s $27 million collaboration with Frontt Capital Management, a Shenzhen-based investment firm, will establish a joint research center for intelligent vehicles at the university and a robotics laboratory on North Campus.

Sustainability| July 25, 2016

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

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.

Mobility| July 25, 2016

Autonomous vehicle expert joins MSU’s transportation division

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.   

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