From afar, wind turbines look like such majestic things, turning lazily in the breeze and creating energy. Located on tops of mountains or in open fields, some people complain that they ruin the scenery, but I like them. And I’ve always wondered how something so big can get up to the top of a mountain. As it turns…
Massachusetts is attempting to aid its taxi industry in the wake of the digital ride-hailing industry by taking from one to give to the other—just like our Founding Fathers did.
As incredible as it sounds, Finnish law doesn’t require the vehicles on its roads to have drivers. That makes it the perfect place to test autonomous tech, which is exactly what’s now happening.
According to the LA Times in 1923, it took streetcars 30 minutes to move just six blocks in downtown LA that summer. The automobile had invaded the city, and the streetcars were owned by private companies that didn’t want to spend any money on improvements. The dream? Elevating mass transit, like in the 1923 model…
The first successful test of Hyperloop One’s propulsion technology proved a lot this morning. On display was proof that Elon Musk’s dream of a transportation system that breaks the barriers of speed and time was a step closer to reality. Also on display was proof that the future will still be boring.
Did you know the United States Postal Service still uses mules?
Any time I get to ride a 1960s-era Budd R32 subway car here in New York I am reminded that I get to use one of the modern world’s most antiquated transportation systems. What about what the shiny clean future-is-now that other people use?
These transportation concepts are not governed by the laws of sanity.
Imagine Los Angeles-like traffic in Omaha, Nebraska, or getting passed by train after train as you wait at a Long Island Rail Road stop because the cars are too full, or shipments of food unable to get where it needs to go thanks to endless highway gridlock.
'Mobility' is a bit of a no-context buzzword these days and every transportation expert, city planner, and crazy architect uses it like the word will rain grant money down on their project like pixie dust. Here's what they actually mean when they say it.
After 19 days at sea, 700 Dakar vehicles have been delivered to the port of Campana, Argentina bringing the race one big step closer to full readiness.
Do you happen to live in the northeastern United States? Then besides finding a good parking lot to do donuts in, today is probably not the best day to be driving. Or flying. Or trying to get anywhere.
Ray LaHood announced this week that he won't continue on as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation for President Obama's second term, taking the most aggressive campaign against distracted driving ever put forth by the government with him as he departs.
Public transit is a great way to reduce traffic and gridlock in a crowded city. But do those benefits still apply when the streets are filled with 100 foot buses like the Fraunhofer Institute's AutoTram Extra Grand? Forget tight corners; this thing might not even make it through a green light.
In its infinite wisdom, the New York City Transit system has decided to stop shutting down the subways for repairs every weekend, and start shutting down the subways for repairs every weeknight. How will this affect you, the straphanger, and the "new breed" of trained subway thieves that prowl the trains to prey on…
Cramming yourself into a Winnebago for your next road trip to Vegas? Ludicrous. Get there in
the back end of a big-rig, a rolling disco, the worlds biggest limo.