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Category: Transit News

How Departments of Transportation Plan for a Solar Eclipse

How Departments of Transportation Plan for a Solar Eclipse

| August 18, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 marks the date that nearly 200 million Americans will experience a remarkable act of nature, a Solar Eclipse. Here is how Departments of Transportation plan to react The Solar Eclipse Path will effect fourteen great US states between about 16:00 Universal Time (UT) (on the west coast) and 20:00 UT (on […]

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Electric Vehicle Fleet Expands in Singapore 

Electric Vehicle Fleet Expands in Singapore 

| August 11, 2017

Electric bus leader BYD is helping Singapore migrate to cleaner transportation with the delivery of new 100% electric vehicles recently.  To commemorate Singapore celebrating 52 years of independence, BYD set their sights on the future by unveiling a new bus that can comfortably transport travelers up to 250 kilometers on a single charge. “We are […]

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Mesilla Valley Transportation Fleet Taps Auxiliary Solar System for 1,000 Vehicles

Mesilla Valley Transportation Fleet Taps Auxiliary Solar System for 1,000 Vehicles

| August 9, 2017

Mesilla Valley Transportation is going green — having recently purchased nearly 1,000 eNow auxiliary solar power system energy systems for its fleet of Navistar trucks. Recently, Navistar’s SuperTruck program demonstration vehicle exceeded the improvement goals set by the Department of Energy for the SuperTruck program: achieving a freight efficiency improvement of 104% compared to the […]

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State DOTs Call for Increased Roadway Design Flexibility, Bikes and Walkers in Focus

State DOTs Call for Increased Roadway Design Flexibility, Bikes and Walkers in Focus

| May 31, 2016

A committee of top engineers representing state departments of transportation has adopted a resolution directing the development of more flexible highway and street design guidance — with a clear recognition that biking is booming. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Standing Committee on Highways approved the resolution during the association’s annual spring […]

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PennDOT Goes  Transparent: Opens Transit Data to the Public

PennDOT Goes Transparent: Opens Transit Data to the Public

| May 31, 2016

Less than a month after Governor Tom Wolf announced steps to make Pennsylvania’s data more transparent and accessible to the public, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has launched an Open Data portal housing data ranging from roadway pavement conditions to rail facility locations. The portal leverages a GIS platform used in several states and […]

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Can Driverless Cars Solve “Last Mile” Challenge and Spur Train Usage?

Can Driverless Cars Solve “Last Mile” Challenge and Spur Train Usage?

| May 24, 2016

So here’s an interesting question: Could driverless cars increase train travel and other efficient means of commuting? In Germany, which has one of the most developed transportation systems in the world, the “last mile” of a commute — getting from train or bus to home or business, remains a formidable challenge. Last week however, railway […]

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