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Pedestrian Safety: Trends, Measures and Solutions Webinar – Thursday, October 21, 8:30 a.m., MST

Panelists will discuss how to improve how infrastructure is used, and how to cultivate more safe and respectful attitudes and behaviors that reflect the lawful use of shared public spaces.

Rail Enthusiasts Dream of a Trans Europe Express Revival

The celebrated international train service of the 1960s and ’70s could get a contemporary reboot as an alternative to short-haul air travel. 

Lyft plans to bring Motional’s robotaxis to U.S. cities in 2023

Lyft’s driverless experience will start and end with the app, as it does with traditional rides today, offering people a feeling of familiarity, said Lyft’s Ms. Kelman. “And what we found was that those touches of familiarity have been critical in helping people,” she said.

Today’s TED Talk – The billion-dollar campaign to electrify transport

And she shares some exciting news: a breakthrough funding commitment from the Audacious Project that puts the project well on its way to realizing a billion-dollar plan to supercharge the transition to electric vehicles over the next five years.

Why Don’t State DOTs Believe in Induced Demand?

Despite evidence that widening roadways is only a temporary solution to congestion, a decades-long inertia leads states to continue pushing expansion projects against local opposition.

Study: Restoring North Coast Hiawatha Rail System would generate $270M across 7 states

According to the report’s findings, restoring the route would bring service to roughly 47 stops across seven states ranging from Washington to Illinois. The benefits to the counties served by the stops would aggregate to around $70 million annually and generate nearly $5 million in visitor spending.

How Cities Can Plan For the Rise of Autonomous Vehicles

When cars first started proliferating on American roads, it led to increased sprawl and flight from central cities. What can we do now to prevent the same problem as AVs become more widespread?

Plug-in cars are the future. The grid isn’t ready.

“The grid of the future isn’t going to be a grid at all,” said Shuli Goodman, executive director of a Linux Foundation project called LF Energy. “It will be more like the Internet,” she said, with power generation happening all over the place.

Vision Zero Cities Op-Ed: How Berkeley Is De-Policing Traffic Enforcement

The headline “Routine Traffic Stop Turns Deadly” is all too common in this country.

What’s a STROAD and Why Does It Matter?

They are enormously expensive to build and, ultimately, financially unproductive. They’re also very dangerous. This video (revamped from an older version) explains the problem with stroads and how to solve it: