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Project aims to improve transportation in Bozeman:


A Bozeman group is trying to change the way people think about getting around town. As rain drizzled Thursday morning, Dani Hess with the Western Transportation Institute and Bozeman Street Superintendent ...


101 ways to improve transportation in your city:




Ohio Turns to Private Sector Data Analytics for Smarter, Safer Streets Transportation:


A contract, awarded to Inrix and StreetLight Data, will extend out to multiple state agencies and local governments, streamlining information sharing and improving the state's transportation network. by ...


Bozeman loosens parking requirements to spur development in 'Midtown':


Bozeman's elected officials have lightened the rules on parking for new businesses along North Seventh Avenue to help fast-track development -- in some areas, suspending requirements all together. The ...


Proterra's Electric Bus Breaks a World Record for Range--1,100 Miles on a Single Charge:




World's first electric dump truck stores as much energy as 8 Tesla Model S cars:


Even the construction industry can "go green." A collection of Swiss companies is proving this to be true by developing the world's largest electric vehicle and in record time. The E-Dumper weighs a whopping ...


Hyperloop One challenge outlines 10 high-potential routes Urban Transport:




Comment sought on Montana's transporting freight plan:


The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on the draft Montana Freight Plan http://www.mdt.mt.gov/freightplan/default.shtml , the state's first plan to provide guidance for short- ...


Tesla To Unveil Electric Semi Truck That Elon Musk Calls A 'Beast':


Tesla is on the verge of entering a new market, moving beyond its bread and butter business of high-end electric sedans and crossovers into the world of heavy-duty trucks in a shift Elon Musk has been ...


Akron, Ohio's Infrastructure Improvements Include Roads that Talk to Cars:


The Ohio Transportation Research Center is in the midst of researching technology that would allow the roads to speak to vehicles, telling them when to slow down or speed up. by Jennifer Conn, ...


Video: Want to Teach Self-Driving Vehicles to Talk? Pretend You're a Car Seat:


Car seat guy: a mystery no longer. Last month, Northern Virginia residents were startled to see a grey Ford Transit Connect van motoring around their neighborhood--without a driver inside. OK, not quite: ...


College Campuses Prepare for a Future Without Parking:


Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicle technology is not expected for at least another decade. One recent study, by the RethinkX research firm, concludes that the switch will be so extensive, however, ...


China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars in Electric Vehicle Push:




Lyft riders will be able to hail a semi-autonomous car in the Bay Area by the end of 2017:


Lyft riders will be able to summon a car that drives itself part of the time. A driver will still be present to take over in situations where the software can't properly read the terrain or the presence ...


On-the-street solutions for improving five American cities, with accessibility and mobility in mind:


The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to ...


Reimagining our roads:


On-the-street solutions for improving five American cities, with accessibility and mobility in mind by Patrick Sisson and Alissa Walker https://www.curbed.com/2017/9/6/16257078/street-redesign-urban-planning ...


Utah wants to launch pilot project to tax motorists for miles traveled instead of at the pump:




Turo lands $92 million for peer-to-peer car rental:


San Francisco's Turo https://turo.com/ , which helps people rent their cars to other people, has landed $92 million in funding, co-led by Germany's Daimler and South Korea's SK, a major conglomerate. ...


Oregon Launches EV Rebates Funded by Auto Sales Tax:


Oregon is one of five states that has no sales tax, but that will change on January 1, with Gov. Kate Brown's signature on a landmark transportation funding bill that applies a half-cent sales tax to ...


Dethleffs experiments with all-electric, solar-backed motorhome:


Range anxiety makes an all-electric motorhome seem like a losing proposition from the get-go. Is there a greater oxymoron than a boundless, nomadic vehicle that needs to be hooked to the grid for hours ...


Renault uses EV batteries to charge EVs at highway rest stops:


Back in June, Renault partnered with UK company Powervault to reuse batteries from electric vehicles in energy storage systems for the home. Now the automotive group has announced the installation of ...


The Road Trip of the Future:




Nonstop flights from Billings to Dallas and back have been popular in first months:


The first two months of nonstop daily flights between Billings and Dallas have been so popular that it's almost certain that a quarterly financial guarantee due to American Airlines this fall won't be ...


New EV charging network opening, from the mountains to the sea:


A pilot project is making an electric vehicle road trip in Northern California a little cheaper, easier and with a little less range anxiety. A fast-charging network, known as Drive the ARC, is bringing ...


Used electric cars: the best bang for your buck?:


Electric vehicles are cheaper than conventional cars to maintain, but they're more expensive upfront and lose value at a much faster pace over time, according to a new study. Takeaway: Consider buying ...


Colorado DOT Launches Autonomous Vehicles to Improve Worker Safety:




California Lawmaker's 'Electric Vehicle Initiative' Calls for $3 Billion in Rebates:




'Smart Road' Pilot Project Coming to Kansas City:


After years of planning, the next several months are when Tim Sylvester will get the chance to start testing out what he's been telling people for years: roads can pay for themselves. by Ben Miller Full ...


A Roadmap to Job-Creating Transportation Infrastructure: Doing the Right Things Right:


There is broad public concern about the status of transportation infrastructure in the United States. On election night the future President said, "We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our ...

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