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Tokyo's Ueno Zoo monorail tested urban transportation system for new era  The Japan News

By Rie Hayashi / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer Despite its popularity among visiting children, operations of the monorail at Ueno Zoo will be suspended in ...

Uber Works to Make Air Taxis the Future of Urban Transport  Government Technology

(TNS) — Two New Jersey companies are in the vanguard of building Uber's latest venture of dominating cities' skies through air taxis, a project called Uber ...

Incentives for Upgrading Urban Public Transportation Fleets  Financial Tribune

From offering cheap loans for replacing old taxis to launching new subway lines and introducing eco-friendly modes of transportation, municipalities throughout ...

Gov. Evers Highlights Transportation Investments During Stops in Wausau, Green Bay  urbanmilwaukee

"The recently approved state budget contains the highest level of transportation investments in more than a generation." By Gov. Tony Evers - Aug 16th, 2019 ...

Maharashtra CM unveils Rolling Stock train model for Mumbai Metro Line 3  Urban Transport News

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has unveiled the rolling stock train model for Mumbai Metro Line-3 in presence of Ashwini Bhide, MD & senior officials.

Lower Speed Limits Could Save Your City (and Life)  CityLab

U.S. cities are dropping urban speed limits in an effort to boost safety and lower crash rates. But the benefits of less-rapid urban mobility don't end there.

India plans second Hyperloop project in Punjab, after Maharashtra  Urban Transport News

Chandigarh (Urban Transport News): After Maharashtra, the Punjab Government is now planning to set up Hyperloop transportation system between Amritsar ...

The changing face of transportation in Peoria: Future could include driverless cars, other modes  Your Valley

By Philip Haldiman Independent Newsmedia. Autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, ride sharing, mass transit. With the future of transportation evolving quickly ...

Evers: Transportation Grants Will Be Distributed Fairly To Urban, Rural Communities  Wisconsin Public Radio News

Gov. Tony Evers says a newly created $75 million transportation grant funding program will be administered fairly to all parts of state.

Transportation: Transit Negotiations Over, What's Next?  urbanmilwaukee

Negotiations are over between the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 and the Milwaukee County Transit System, but disagreements over the contract ...

Read: Urban Transport Infrastructure Journal July 2019 Edition published  Urban Transport News

Dear Readers, It is immense pleasure to inform you that our Urban Transport Infrastructure July 2019 Edition has been published.

In a world of autonomous vehicles, this is why we'll need more public transport than ever  World Economic Forum

The media is fascinated by autonomous vehicles (AVs), in particular their safety and when or if they will arrive en masse. A bigger and more important question ...

'Why not fly over it?’ Uber picks New Jersey firms in ambitious bid to beat traffic congestion  The Philadelphia Inquirer

By 2050, the United Nations predicts that 70 percent of the world's populations will live in urban areas, inviting more cars to already congested highways.

India to procure 5595 Electric Buses under FAME-II scheme for 64 cities  Urban Transport News

The Department of Heavy Industry (GoI) has accorded its approval for procurement of 5595 Electric Buses to 64 Cities under phase II of FAME India scheme.

What Role Does Mobility Play in Smart Cities?  DevPro Journal

Mobility is both the means to and measure of a smart city. Defined by moving people and goods across an urban environment, increasing mobility is a critical ...

The role of urban trails in transportation and recreation along the Wasatch Front  KCPW

Across much of the Wasatch Front, there's a system of urban trails – often paved, sometimes not, that weave through neighborhoods and industrial parks and run ...

Are Electric Scooters Actually Good For The Environment?  Science Friday

Researchers tallied up the carbon emissions in the lifecycle of an electric scooter and found they're not as green as you'd think.

E-scooters less environmentally friendly than most urban transport  E&T Magazine

A study conducted by researchers based at North Carolina State University has found that e-scooters may not be as environmentally friendly as most other urban ...

Scooters are top choice for last mile urban transportation  Smart Highways

Business travellers are increasingly relying on electric scooters to cover last mile urban transportation according to Certify's Q2 SpendSmart Report.

Uber's second quarter losses another red flag for the 'Amazon of transportation'  NBC News

Uber's second quarter losses another red flag for the 'Amazon of transportation'

Transportation: MCTS Plans to Cut 16 Bus Routes  urbanmilwaukee

Most riders wouldn't be affected by cuts, driven by projected $5.9 million budget deficit.

Transportation: Who Has the Cheapest Scooter?  urbanmilwaukee

Bird, Lime and Spin versus MCTS and Bublr Bikes. Which is the best deal?

RITES prepares comprehensive public transport platform plan for Varanasi  Urban Transport News

Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) has prepared a comprehensiv public transport platform plan for Varanasi to redress the traffic jams issue.

Urban Reads: End of the Shared Mobility Revolution?  urbanmilwaukee

Want more links to read? Visit The Overhead Wire and signup. Every day at The Overhead Wire we sort through over 1,500 news items about cities and share ...

America Needs More Transit-Friendly Beaches  CityLab

In the U.S., getting to the beach usually means driving. But some sandy shores can still be reached by train, subway, and bus.

GSU Urban Geographer Launches International Network to Assess Urban Infrastructure  Georgia State University News

Jean-Paul Addie co-founded the Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms, to bring together experts concerned with urban infrastructure.

Transportation: City Will Double Number of Permitted Scooters, Ends “Pause”  urbanmilwaukee

Two additional electric scooter operators are slated to enter the Milwaukee market next week, ending a “pause” placed on the pilot program by Mayor Tom ...

Uber and Lyft Admit They're Making Traffic Worse  CityLab

A new analysis by the ride-hailing giants sheds some light on a long-asked question about their congestion impacts on U.S. cities.

Transportation: July Was The Hop's Best Month Yet  urbanmilwaukee

Events along the route, led by Bastille Days, boost ridership numbers to over 3300 daily rides.

Viavan launches App for new last mile service with BVG in Brandenburg  Urban Transport News

ViaVan, yesterday announced a new public transportation deployment App on behalf of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) for last mile *service*.

The Problem with Trying to Boycott Stephen Ross  CityLab

SoulCycle investor Stephen Ross faces criticism for hosting a Trump fundraiser. But he also funds sustainability research and urban mobility. It's complicated.

Lyft will add NYC subway and bus directions to its app  The Verge

Lyft is adding New York City subway directions to its app in the latest bid by the ride-hailing industry to make peace with public transportation.

DMRC calls bids for traffic survey study for Jaipur Metro Phase II project  Urban Transport News

New Delhi (Urban Transport News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), also working as a consultant for the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation ...

Study suggests China urban passenger transport emissions could peak in 2030  Green Car Congress

A team of researchers in China suggest that, in the context of promoting the use of clean fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, CO2 emissions of ...

New York Tries to Bring the Subway Fare Into the 21st Century  Bloomberg

Beset by decay and delays, the nation's largest transit system is spending $540 million to ditch the swipe card. This isn't the first time it's been tried.

The Unfinished History of US Freeway Revolts  CityLab

Urbanites who battled the construction of the Interstate Highway System in the 1960s saved some neighborhoods—but many highways did transform cities.

When whimsy, not transport science, dictates traffic policies  The Manila Times

There is a traffic plan for Manhattan's 14th Street in New York City, easily the borough's most congested road. The New York City government is coordinating ...

How Phoenix Voters Could Halt Light Rail Expansion  CityLab

Proposition 105, a ballot measure funded in part by groups tied to the Koch brothers, threatens to halt long-planned extensions to the booming Arizona city's ...

Cairo awards contract to supply and operation of two monorail lines in Egypt  Urban Transport News

National Authority for Tunnels has signed an agreement with a consortium of BT-Orascom-Arab JV in Cairo to design and build two new monorail lines in Egypt.

Senators Tout VMT Absent Fix for Highway Trust Fund  Transport Topics Online

A $287 billion highway bill the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee easily advanced last month is notable for several big-picture proposals.

Livable cities rankings do citizens a disservice by trying to quantify urban life  Phys.Org

At last count, there were over 500 rankings that pit cities around the world against each other: from the most intricately measured quality of life indices, ...

E. Sreedharan is guiding infrastructure projects for more than five decades  Urban Transport News

In a recent freewheeling chat with John L. Paul, Sreedharan spoke about his life and times with grace and positivity. Here are edited excerpts.

Sarawak govt exploring latest Chinese train tech for greater Kuching’s urban transportation system, says CM  Malay Mail

NANCHANG, July 25 — The state government is exploring the option of employing the latest train technology from China as a solution for greater Kuching urban ...

The Global Smart Transportation Market, 2019 to 2024 - Projecting a CAGR of 18.68% Over the Forecast Period  GlobeNewswire

Dublin, July 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Smart Transportation Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)" report has been added to ...

Uber Wants to Sell You Train Tickets. And Be Your Bus Service, Too.  The New York Times

The ride-hailing company, craving growth, is looking to public transit for riders and revenue. Cities aren't sure whether to welcome it.

Why Cities Want 'Digital Twins' to Manage Traffic  CityLab

A plan to develop a data standard for technology that could monitor and manage various mobility services has raised privacy fears.

Sheila Dikshit will be remembered for swanky Metro and flyovers in Delhi  Urban Transport News

Sheila Dikshit had ensured all-round infrastructural development in Delhi with over 130 flyovers, a swanky Metro and a growing number of DTC buses.

SCS offers free MATA bus passes to qualifying students  WMC

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County Schools will now offer free MATA bus passes to high school students in need of rides, not only to school but also ...

Rhode Island Works on Plan to Master Public Transit  ecoRI news

PROVIDENCE — The mission of Rhode Island's new transit master plan is both ambitious and bold, but it faces an uphill battle against a car-centered culture ...

Commentary: Bay Area Needs a Green New Deal  Streetsblog San Francisco

Across the Bay Area, a debate is taking place about how to best fund and dramatically improve the region's transportation system. Our roads are increasingly ...

Between Cars And Micromobility Lies 'Minimobility' - A Self-Driving Transportation Revolution  Forbes

Micromobility is great but limited. Cars with one person are ubiquitous and inefficient. The real self-driving transport revolution may come from "Minimobility" ...

BYD to Host Panel on Designing Smart, Stylish Urban Transportation

BYD will be hosting a panel on the future of urban mobility at the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegence.

Metro Transit announces newly hired public safety leadership  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST LOUIS, Mo. - Changes are on the way for Metro Transit. On Friday, it announced the hiring of three individuals who will be part of the public safety team.

It's electric: Mountain Line's new blue bus powered by green technology  Missoula Current

City Council president Bryan von Lossberg steps off Mountain Line's first electric bus after taking a short ride around the city on Wednesday, July 25, 2019.

City planners eye self-driving vehicles to correct mistakes of the 20th-century auto  Washington Post

As self-driving vehicles begin to transform the way people get around, urban planners around the country are beginning to think about how they will remake ...

Xinhua Headlines: Xinjiang: Far west region, heart of Silk Road - Xinhua |  Xinhua

Tradition, travel and trade: What can these #Xinjiang tales tell us about this far western region of China? by Xinhua writers Xue Yanwen, Gu Yu and Pan Ying.

RITES submits revised DPR of Bengaluru Suburban Rail project  Urban Transport News

Bengaluru (Urban Transport News): Railway consultancy firm, RITES (Rail India Technical and Economic *Service*) have proposed to link the KSR Bengaluru city ...

Railways to revamp Surat railway station as multi modal transit hub  Urban Transport News

Surat Multi Modal Transport Hub: The Indian Railways is all set to revamp the Surat railway station as a new multi-modal transit hub for the city.

Online transportation most preferred by urban consumers: survey  ANTARA

The demands from Indonesian consumers for adequate transportation continues to grow, along with the increasing rate of urbanization, said Dr. ...

Light Rail Vehicle Market Global Current and Future Trends, Leading Players and Regional Forecast By 2017-2025  Financial Newspaper

Light rail vehicle is considered as an efficient means of public transport, and is significantly contributing in reshaping the future of urban transportation. Light rail ...

DRIVETIME MAHATMA: Increasing speed limit no fast deal  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Dear Mahatma: What happened to the idea of bumping up the interstate speed limit to 75 mph? We think ArDot is sitting on this in order to extend the time ...

NEXA report sees $318 investment in urban air mobility | Business Aviation News  Aviation International News

A report by NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society has analysed the potential for urban air mobility investment in 74 cities around the world.

Transportation: Bublr Unveils Adaptive Bikes  urbanmilwaukee

It's the first ever adaptive bikeshare in the U.S. that is fully integrated with the system.

Number of LA residents dealing with commute times over 90 minutes surges  Curbed LA

In Los Angeles County, where residents deal with demoralizing congestion and not-so-reliable public transit options, more than 150,000 people now spend 90 ...

These new development rules are made for walking  Greater Greater Washington

The DC Policy Center published a longer version of this article. Every shiny new building erected in DC is proof of a successful bargain. For a project to be ...

Letters to the Editor: Not on my sidewalk: Letter writers really don't like scooters  Los Angeles Times

More than a predictable backlash against new technology, our readers' distaste for electric scooters stems from their fierce protectiveness over sidewalk space.

IFA 2019: Re-imagining Urban Transport by Sarah-Jayne Williams

13.08.2019: Sarah-Jayne Williams, Head of Smart Mobility Ford Europe, explains at the SHIFT Automotive Congress the importance of data for the mobility of ...

The Future of Urban Transportation Will be Holistic  Government Technology

It will take more than technology, more efficient cars, or even autonomous vehicles to improve how we move through our communities. In fact, cars are not going ...

Transportation: County Wins Grant For Electric Buses  urbanmilwaukee

million federal matching grant will help buy Battery Electric Buses.

How Pennsylvania\'s Transportation Secretary Is Shifting the Infrastructure Conversation in Her State and Across the Country  Governing

Secretary Leslie Richards is trying to re-engineer the engineering process by making community engagement a top priority.

South Korea to Invest in the Future of Africa  Borgen Project

The ROK believes that educating its public about the investment opportunities in Africa will lead others to understand the future of Africa.

Power restored to London and southeast England after National Grid failure  CNN

A failure in Britain's National Grid network has led to a power cut across large areas of London and South East England, UK Power Networks said Friday.

SC community begins work on new blueprint  ABC NEWS 4

A South Carolina community has begun the long-awaited work on a transformation plan. About 200 stakeholders in Spartanburg's Highland community met ...

MTA and Veovo collaborate to ease New York subway crowding challenge  Urban Transport News

To resolve the New York subway crowding challange, Transit Tech Lab, run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been partnred with Veovo.

Study: Electric scooters aren’t as good for the environment as you think

Bird and Lime scooters are not fighting climate change; they may be worse for the planet than the modes of transportation they're displacing.

Maharashtra cabinet approves Pune-Mumbai Hyperloop project  Urban Transport News

The Maharashtra Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday approved the ambitious Pune-Mumbai Hyperloop project.

Google Maps adds Lime scooters and bikes as transportation options in more than 100 cities  GeekWire

Drive, walk, transit, bike, or — scooter? Free-floating electric scooter-share is the latest mobility option Google Maps will serve up to travelers looking for the best ...

100 experts issue dire warning about urban sprawl's impact on climate change  Smart Cities Dive

Humans must change the way the world's land and water resources are used to avert a climate crisis, an effort that includes cities, according to the latest report ...

Taken for a ride: on India’s gender-blind transport system  The Hindu

A few days ago, I was going through the usual drill of booking an Uber auto while waiting on a main road — explaining where I had to go, confirming that it ...

Where cars are king and pedestrians their slaves  Citizen Matters

It is not news that urban Indian roads are a nightmare, and Bangalore is perhaps in the contention for winning the award for the worst traffic scenario. But one ...

Ranchi Metro a must but where’s the will  Telegraph India

The proposed monorail/metro project for Ranchi, which chief minister Raghubar Das had announced in November 2015, has been struck off from the priority list ...

Gas station sleuths put SF’s red-paint transit lanes on hold  San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco has been told to hit the brakes on marking those red, transit-only lanes along Geary Boulevard after two brothers who own a gas station on the ...

Ride-hailing apps are worsening the developing world’s traffic problems  Urban Transport News

Ride hailing has revolutionized transport across the globe. Once only found in the US and Europe, ride-hailing companies have quickly expanded into emerging ...

Ireka, CRRC form JVCo to pursue urban transportation business  The Edge Markets MY

KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): Ireka Corporation Bhd (Ireka) has entered into a joint venture and shareholders' agreement with CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) Co ...

Is 5G The Future?  Forbes

Is 5G the catalyst-connected human ecosystem in cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace, and space has been waiting for?

Increasing speed limit no fast deal  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Dear Mahatma: What happened to the idea of bumping up the interstate speed limit to 75 mph? We think ArDot is sitting on this in order to extend the time ...

Can California put cars in the rear-view mirror?  The Mercury News

The story goes that Californians love their cars. But much of the time that relationship is dysfunctional, launching drivers into the teeth of traffic jams, fouling the ...

Ireka forms JV to explore rail opportunities  The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Ireka Corp Bhd has entered into a joint venture (JV) and shareholders' agreement with CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) Co Ltd (CRRC UT ...

St. Louis Metro Transit announces new public safety leadership team

After conducting a national search, St. Louis Metro Transit announced three individuals were selected to lead the transit system's public safety team. Step...

İMO İzmir Branch 'İzmir Not Ready for Earthquake' Warning - RayHaber  RaillyNews

Chamber of Civil Engineers (IMO) Izmir Branch, 17 August 1999 Marmara Earthquake due to the 20 anniversary of the announcement made. The written ...

UPS invests in autonomous trucking company TuSimple  Supply Chain Dive

In a deal announced this week, UPS made an undisclosed minority investment in San Diego-based autonomous trucking company TuSimple, according to a ...

Evers' Transportation Secretary Moves Toward Confirmation  urbanmilwaukee

Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the state Department of Transportation cleared a legislative hurdle on Thursday, but still faces an uncertain future before the state ...

Traffic Problem in Denizli is Solved by Smart Intersections - RayHaber  RaillyNews

Denizli Metropolitan Municipality continues to make traffic faster and safer with smart intersections. Ali Dartanel Street 2 metropolitan municipality on the junction ...

Don't Fear the Scooter | by Alon Tal  Project Syndicate

The introduction of electric ride-sharing scooters in cities around the world has been met with a surprising level of scorn, given their obvious environmental and ...

Now's the Time for California to Start Planning for Self-Driving Cars  Union of Concerned Scientists

Traffic. I'm not a big fan. I'm lucky enough to have commuted to work by bike and BART for the last 15 years and avoided countless hours in gridlock. But last ...

Urban Transport Woes: How Bike Taxi Services Like Rapido Are Facing Problems In Tamil Nadu, Karnataka  Swarajya

Courts have stepped in after governments in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka put the brakes on Rapido bike taxi *service*.

Roadsides Are Refuges for Declining Pollinators  Sierra Magazine

Managing and restoring roadsides is a cheap and easy way to protect pollinators.

Xinjiang: Far west region, heart of Silk Road  Global Times

In Yongxin, a village administered by Urumqi around 30-km away, a gigantic monument shoots up into the sky -- this is the geographical center of the Asian ...

Car2go adds new ‘zone-based pricing structure’ in Seattle to get more vehicles into the urban core  GeekWire

Car2go is implementing a new pricing structure in Seattle next month to encourage drivers to leave cars in the busiest part of town. Customers will be charged ...

Edited Transcript of JSLG3.SA earnings conference call or presentation 15-Aug-19 2:00pm GMT  Yahoo Finance

Q2 2019 JSL SA Earnings Call. Mogi Das Cruzes Aug 15, 2019 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of JSL SA earnings conference call or presentation ...

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