New York Uber Drivers Rage Against the Machine

Earlier this week Uber drivers rallied in New York City against the company’s decision to cut fares by 15 percent for the popular UberX and UberXL services. As one driver put it: “They call us partners, but they’re treating us like slaves.”

What’s Old is New Again: The Future of Mass Transit in New York City

New York has always prided itself on its mass transit, but any New Yorker will bemoan the pitfalls of daily commuting: overcrowding, delays, litter and more. Despite a population that continues to grow, the city and state resist the MTA’s requests for more funding, and commutes become longer and less bearable.

Zero-Emissions Smart Mobility and Your City

Ford is piloting its mobility-as-a-service program on the streets of London (think: Amazon Prime for urban transportation). 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth spoke with project manager Alicia Agius to get the scoop.

The First Hyperloop Trip Could Happen This Year

While most of us weren’t paying attention, a handful of private companies have been quietly working to make Elon Musk’s vision of supersonic transport a reality.

Demand For Lithium-Ion Batteries Surges in Spite of Cheap Oil

This week’s Economist ran a couple of articles reporting that demand for lithium-ion batteries is surging, with lithium itself being, “one of the world’s only hot commodities.” That’s remarkable with crude at today’s rock-bottom prices.

California, Feds Reject Volkswagen Recall ‘Fix’

Last week, the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. EPA said “no deal” to Volkswagen’s proposal to buy back some of the vehicles that were outfitted with cheat devices. The two agencies say the plan doesn’t go far enough to address the problems caused by its latest emissions scandal.

Shell Plans to Slash Costs, Jobs to Buy LPG Leader

More than six months have passed since Royal Dutch Shell announced its plans to purchase the energy exploration company BG Group, and the vote is still out as to whether investors will go for the merger.

Walking and Biking: Good for You and Your Company’s Bottom Line

Organizations of all shapes and sizes are creating walking and biking opportunities for their employees. These programs help businesses to meet their sustainability goals related to transportation, wellness and employee engagement. The bottom line is that happy, healthy employees make for a happy, healthy organization.