public transportation

Lyft Co-Founder: Autonomous Cars Will Be the Future in 5 Years

Autonomous cars will provide the majority of Lyft's rides in five years, co-founder John Zimmer wrote on Medium over the weekend.

3p Weekend: These Partnerships Are Out to Revolutionize Transportation

This year, transportation outpaced the utility sector as America's largest carbon emitter. That demands big change. And these seven partnerships aim to deliver…

Is High-Speed Train Travel Worth the Investment?

With all the pros of high-speed trains, from fast travel times to limiting pollution, people often wonder why they aren’t even more widespread.…

An Innovative Path to Sustainable Transportation

The need for sustainable transit solutions is urgent: An additional 1 billion people will move into cities by 2030 and 670 million more…

China’s Straddling Bus Slams into a Great Wall of Ridicule

Shortly after it completed its test run in the city of Qinhuangdao, publications began to question the viability of China's futuristic 'straddling bus.'

Futuristic ‘Straddling Bus’ in China Promises to Transform Public Transport

Last week in the Chinese coastal city of Qinhuangdao, a massive electric vehicle that can drive over two lanes of automobile traffic made…

Tesla Announces Part 2 of Its Master Plan, With Part 1 Still Unfulfilled

Ten years after outlining his first master plan for Tesla, Elon Musk released a sequel that aroused a wide range of reactions from…

Uber Takes on New York’s MTA with Cheap Rides in Manhattan

New Yorkers can now score a two-week unlimited UberPool commuting fare card for just $49. That makes Uber rides around much of Manhattan…

With Bridges Burned Elsewhere, Uber Looks to Africa for Opportunity

Uber has its struggles, but there is one market where the ridesharing company is eyeing virgin territory and sees potential: Africa.

Hyperloop One Completes First Public Test

The test only lasted a few seconds before ending in a massive plume of sand. But according to Hyperloop One, this is a…

Will Uber and Lyft Make Transportation More Sustainable?

Are ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber a threat to buses and subways, or do they actually boost public-transit numbers? 3p's Raz Godelnik…

Ridesharing Integral to Thriving Public Transit, Study Finds

The American Public Transportation Association recently released a report that confirms what many observers have assumed about ridesharing — it helps urban transport…

Growing Electric Bus Company Logs Over 2 Million Service Miles

TriplePundit spoke to Matt Horton, Proterra's vice president of sales, upon the news that the electric bus company surpassed 2 million miles of…

Stockholm Wants To Ditch Fossil Fuels By 2050

Sweden's capital is out to completely eliminate its use of fossil fuels by 2050, and local leaders say "the city is well on…

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,…