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Wyoming plan notes Montana rail authority’s push to restore southern passenger route

Now, with a firm base of support and an infrastructure bill sitting before Congress, the rail authority’s efforts to restore passenger service are moving closer to reality. Those efforts have caught the attention of other authorities – such as the Southern Rail Commission – and other states, including Idaho and Wyoming.

The Liberation of Paris From Cars Is Working

Over the past six years, Paris has done more than almost any city in the world to take space back from cars.

Self-Guided Delivery Robots Are Getting Wider Deployments

Detroit will be one of three cities to launch autonomous delivery programs using Kiwibots. The small, electric devices will travel on city sidewalks and partner with businesses to explore automated deliveries.

Michigan to build nation’s first electrified road to wirelessly charge EVs, Whitmer says

Imagine being able to charge an electric vehicle without stopping to plug in.

The Best Hiking Apps to Keep from Getting Lost

Download one of these trail-mapping apps to make sure you can always find your way in the great outdoors, even when you’re offline.

Michelin’s airless passenger car tires get their first public outing

The advantages are pretty clear: firstly, you can never be brought to a stop by a puncture or blowout – Michelin says about 200 million tires every year hit scrapyards early thanks to these.

World-first resurfacing project mixes graphene into freshly laid UK road

Made up of a single sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern, graphene offers incredible strength and flexibility, and by incorporating it into materials like asphalt scientists hope to develop road surfaces that last far longer, and therefore cost less to maintain.

Cars Increasingly Ready for Autonomous Driving

The share of newly registered passenger cars worldwide produced without provisions for assisted driving systems has become smaller and smaller in recent years.

Montreal Offers Lessons for All Cities That Want Safer, Better, More Livable Streets

The changes are amazing — and they are the subject of two new Streetfilms, my 1,000th and 1,001st of my career. The first one is about open streets. The other is about cycling. Both will make New Yorkers drool … or book tickets.

China debuts world’s fastest train – 373 miles per hour

Liang Jianying, deputy general manager and chief engineer of CRRC Sifang, told Chinese state media that in addition to its speed, the train emits low levels of noise pollution and requires less maintenance than other high-speed trains.