#Transportation

Politics | Politics

Gov. Brown Signs Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Reforming SANDAG

SACRAMENTO  – (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) that will bring major reforms to San Diego’s regional transportation agency – a huge victory

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Why driverless cars might not hit the road so fast | Scott Nyquist | Pulse | LinkedIn

In May, GM spent $1 billion to buy Cruise Automation, a small startup with promising self-driving software. Last year, Qualcomm's bought NXP

Travel | Travel

The Top 10 Most Luxurious Trains in the World

The top 10 most luxurious trains in the world right now: with routes that go far beyond your imagination, and a magical mix of elegance and breathtaking views

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time

My first morning in Altamonte Springs, Florida, I was faced with a dilemma: how to travel the two miles from my hotel to city hall without a car. Walking would take nearly an hour in the sweltering...

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Could LA’s rail system ever look like this?

Meet the "2090 map."

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Everyone Wants a Level 5 Self-Driving Car—Here’s What That Means | WIRED

As cars that drive themselves evolve and spread over the coming years, here's a guide for understanding what's left for you to do.

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

GM's car sharing brand Maven expands to Boston, Chicago, D.C.

General Motors has expanded its mobility brand Maven into three new, major cities: Boston, Chicago and Washington D.C.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

US Air Force rocket powered maglev sled - Business Insider

Magnetic levitation — also known as MagLev — is used all around the world to power high speed trains.

Business & Finance | Business

Forget the Hyperloop: This Startup Is Disrupting Long-Distance Transportation Right Now | Inc.com

A Stanford dropout and serial entrepreneur set out to build a city of remote workers making their living in virtual reality. His far-fetched idea led him to one that's shockingly mundane: A bus between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Science & Technology | TECH

Uber Beats Rental Cars In Business Travel For The First Time - Fortune

Businesses travelers are increasingly turning to Uber for their transportation needs.

Science & Technology | Tech

This Flying Car Just Got Approval to Move Into Test Mode

The FAA has authorized flying car company Terrafugia to start testing out prototypes of a flying car that could some day fit right into a one-car garage, wings and all. And the company says its flying car test flights could sta

Science & Technology | Technology

Self-driving cars are here to stay

What we hear less about are the self-driving cars that you can buy today. So far, they’re not fully autonomous, like Google’s. You’re required to keep at least one hand on the wheel while driving. In this regard, they’re strictly a stopgap between today’s cars and the fully self-driving models of 2020 or so.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Ads Making Fun Of Bad CTA Users Win National Award

The CTA has been awarded for taking a stand against bad public transportation etiquette.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Start-Ups In Race For Smarter Transportation - Informilo

The next generation of cars will essentially be smartphones on wheels. So it’s no surprise that Apple and Google are building technology for in-car navigation, communication and entertainment, and both have openly speculated about driving further into the auto business.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

See the Lines of the NYC Subway Paired With an Aerial View | Mental Floss

The web of the underground transit system is even more impressive in the context of NYC as seen from above.

News | In The News

Elon Musk’s hyperloop is actually getting kind of serious | Ars Technica

The hyperloop sounds like science fiction, Elon Musk’s pipe dream: leapfrog high-speed rail and go right to packing us into capsules that fling us across the country in hours using what are, essentially, pneumatic tubes. It sounds crazy, when you think about it.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

This App Wants To Help Public Transit Compete With Uber | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

For those that have the cash, it keeps getting easier and more compelling to avoid public transit. Private buses like Bridj and Leap Transit crunch data to give people the fastest commute possible. UberPool and Lyft Line find riders going in the same direction to offer an option that's cheaper than a taxi and as much as twice as fast as waiting as a bus stop.

Health & Fitness | Wheels

This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack!

There goes your last excuse for not biking to work. Most folding bikes are still fairly large even when they're folded up, and they're awkward to carry on a crowded subway car or elevator...

Science & Technology | Tech

Flying Car Concept - This Futuristic Car Turns Into A Helicopter And An Airplane

Arizona-based Krossblade Aerospace Systems is planning to build the world's first practical, flying car. It's called the…

Health & Fitness | Wheels

California Leads The Nation In Fatal Bicycle Crashes: Behind The Numbers: LAist

Not only has the number of bicycling deaths been increasing throughout the nation, it looks like California is leading the list.

Business & Finance | Business

Uber Now Recruiting 50,000 Drivers A Month - Business Insider

"Hundreds of thousands of partners" are connected to Uber's platform, and the company is now creating 50,000 jobs a month, Mashable reported.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

The Future of Transportation in Chicago

Airplanes on the lake, a bike superskyway, trains galore—and more bold ideas to reimagine how you get around the city.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Los Angeles Launches First Bicycle Friendly Business District

Los Angeles is launching the city's first Bicycle Friendly Business District (BFBD) in Northeast L.A. that will serve as a pilot program for a larger citywide initiative in 2015-16.

Health & Fitness | Wheels

Bike Lanes in U.S. Cities to Double by 2016

There are nearly 150 protected lanes in 41 cities with about 200 projects planned, according to PeopleForBikes.

Business & Finance | Business

As Uber Steps Up Its Assault, Lyft And The Taxi Industry May Get Overrun

Uber has apparently decided what to do with its new $1.2 billion war chest. The taxi alternative service has slashed rates by 25% in at least 25 markets across the U.S. for what it calls a

Business & Finance | Business

Driven: how Zipcar's founders built and lost a car-sharing empire

In the late ’90s, Antje Danielson’s son Max and Robin Chase’s daughter Linnea often played together on a tire swing in Cambridge, Massachusetts' Dana Park. The two women had met at their kids’...