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AVs: Robot Vehicles

AVs: Robot Vehicles

SF Mayor Asks Companies to Agree to Voluntary Tests for Self-Driving Cars  “The City of San Francisco has no regulatory control over self-driving vehicles, which are governed by the CA Department of Motor Vehicles and California Public Utilities Commission.” Read the...

Employer Shuttle Buses

Deprived of data, transit agency tracks tech shuttle buses with cameras (Photo: Gabriel Lurie) The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority estimates that companies spend roughly $249,000 a year to operate each shuttle, with an annual cost per rider of $12,000 to...

CARB Action?

The CA Air Resources Board makes plans to cut transportation emissions and controls some state funding. What have they done for the climate lately? (The proposed 2918-9 state budget is over $130 billion.) California Air Resources Board...

Equity in the new mobility

How can transportation serve everyone, regardless of economic status?  I think this report, A Framework for Equity in New Mobility, by Stuart Cohen and Clarrissa Cabansagan of Transform, is a good starting point to evaluate equity of developments in transportation...

Coming to the Ballot

Coming to the Ballot

Legislation worth keeping an eye on. Regional Measure 3 Bay Area-wide Poll Finds Voters Favor RM3 RM3 would increase bridge tolls to provide funding for transportation improvements. This poll by Alameda County Transit covers the entire Ba Area and found that over half...

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles: Why Don't People Know? Californians are not deciding they don’t want PEVs. Rather, they remain to a great extent unaware of PEVs and anything about them. The article includes suggestions for raising awareness. By Justin Gerdes, GreenTech Media, Feb...

The Automotive Liberation of Paris

The city has waged a remarkably successful effort to get cars off its streets and reclaim walkable space. It didn’t happen overnight. But driving within Paris city limits has dropped about 45% since 1990, according to a recent paper. Meanwhile, transit’s share has...

Congestion Management Around the World

Congestion Management Around the World

Getting cars and trucks out of busy downtowns is crucial to encouraging public transit, biking and walking. When they’ve got to drive, a congestion fee supports sharing the car. A number of cities worldwide are instituting or working on plans for this smart idea....

AB 1745: CA Prepares to Ban Gas Cars

AB 1745: CA Prepares to Ban Gas Cars

Is California ready to join Great Britain, France, China, India and other countries in setting a phase-out date for gas cars and light trucks?  If the Clean Cars 2040 Act--AB1745--introduced into the California Assembly January 3, 2018, is approved, only zero-emission...

Transport Equity

Transport Equity

Lower-income communities often have fewer convenient options for transportation - fewer bus and train lines, less access to transit passes and higher fares when they pay cash.  As a result they wind up driving, in older cars that pollute more.  It adds up to one more...

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