The car is the cigarette of the future
According to Jaime Lerner, car exhaust is the new second-hand smoke. The visionary architect, urban planner, and former mayor of Curitiba has long been outspoken about the growing social stigma around private vehicle usage.
Flying train concept unveiled
Trains that clip to planes. It may sound unbelievable, but it is a genuine concept that has gone on display this week at an aerospace show in Paris. "Clip-Air" has been touted by its developers, Swiss university EPFL, as the future of intermodal travel.
SANDAG knows where you've been
San Diegans unsettled by revelations that the federal government has collected vast troves of information about them might also look in their own rearview mirrors, as local governments are amassing data on their comings and goings for the purpose of fighting crime.
New Flyer Industries Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority for up to 265 heavy-duty buses with CNG propulsion systems. Read more...
Houston circulator bus slow to build ridership Are Houstonians warming up to the Greenlink, a free downtown circulator bus? After a year of operation the service gets close to 900 riders a day. But they'd like more. KUHF, June 17
Audit targets NCTD contract management The Sprinter fiasco may be behind it, but an audit suggests problems within the North County Transit District run deeper than the worn-out brakes that led to a two-month disruption in Sprinter service and the resignation of an engineer who oversaw rail maintenance. Union-Tribune, June 14
Amtrak gets gourmet advice In a small test kitchen on a dead-end street in downtown Wilmington, Del., some of the food world’s greatest minds are at work. Their task might seem impossible, but they believe they can make a difference for millions of Amtrak riders, one roasted chicken at a time. Washington Post, June 12