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May 27, 2016

The design of electric "straddling buses" lets cars drive underneath them, and can help reduce air pollution. Also known as land airbus, the new invention is less costly than subway systems.

Parking and the paradoxes of civic engagement technology
July 12, 2015

I love when I can avoid circling the city block 5 times by using my new “find an open parking space” app. Some of the most congested areas of the city suddenly become more appealing to visit as a result of anxiety reducing technology.
 

Is the autonomous car the future or just another option?
July 09, 2015

Chances are you’ve heard something about the Google self-driving car already and have at least some type of opinion on it. The self-driving car has been really hitting the spotlight lately and not strictly because of Google, various other automakers have been toying the technology at... read more

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT: Waves less shocking in urban areas
June 26, 2015 | John Hourdos, PhD - S&RC Editorial Network

In an effort to combat congestion in our country’s urban areas, the U.S. DOT launched the Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) program in 2007. The program infused nearly $900 million into transportation-related projects in four cities nationwide, including the Twin Cities metropolitan area.... read more

June 20, 2015

Transportation is frequently at the forefront of the smart city discussion and there are countless innovations in the field to improve travel for urban citizens. Traffic and congestion are constantly brought up in smart city discussion and numerous cities worldwide face the same problem.

Reaching Citizens Where They Are - Apps and civic mobility
June 19, 2015

The US Conference of Mayors meeting brings in a multitude of individuals in government to discuss and resolve issues from cities around the US. Many of the attendees provide crucial insight about the urban landscape and its evolution.

Bipartisan Smart Transportation Caucus looks to advance innovation
June 12, 2015 | S&RC Editorial Network

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) have announced the formation of a bipartisan Senate Smart Transportation Caucus to focus on advancing new innovation in transportation technologies for improving overall safety and efficiency.
 

Evidence suggests wider lanes make city streets more dangerous
June 05, 2015

City streets would be safer if their lane widths were reduced, according to a recent study.

Autonomous Google car to hit public roads this summer
May 18, 2015

The warm California sun will shine this summer on a technologic breakthrough, according to officials at Google. The latest version of the tech giant’s self-driving car prototype will take to public roadways soon.

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