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3p Weekend: Elon Musk Claims “Verbal Approval” to Build East Coast Underground Hyperloop; Cities Shrug

Elon Musk announced yesterday that he had “verbal government approval” to build an underground tunnel for a Hyperloop that would link New York…

This Perfect Storm Could Threaten U.S. Transportation

A bad mix of ill-advised auto loans and empty promises from ridesharing companies could leave big-city transit infrastructures vulnerable across the U.S.

Watch Out, Uber and Lyft: Google’s Waze Takes On Ride-Sharing

Google’s traffic navigation app Waze plans to expand and take on ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft. But don't expect drivers to use it…

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.…

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…

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…

Organized Labor and Environmentalists Unite, Demand Better Infrastructure

The United Steelworkers union and Sierra Club joined forces on an international trade and infrastructure plan they hope will become central to the…

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…

Study Proposes Massive Urban Agriculture Complex in Los Angeles

The design firm Perkins + Will released a plan that suggests a 660-acre area northeast of downtown Los Angeles is ripe for investments…

Crude Oil Spills Prompt New Questions About Safety

The derailments of two cargo trains earlier this week are spurring debate about whether crude oil shipments have a place on the rails…

A Slow Smart City: Bangalore’s $6 Billion Traffic Headache

The annual cost to local IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Bangalore reaches as much as US$6.5 billion annually.

Women in CSR: Tori Kaplan, CSX Corporation

Tori Kaplan, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, at CSX Corporation talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR…

An Almost “Eco” Architectural and Automotive Tour of Detroit

While TriplePundit was in Michigan last week, we had an opportunity to drive a 2014 Ford Escape around Detroit for individual architectural tours.

Bloomingdale Trail: Chicago’s Answer to the “High Line”

Work on the Bloomingdale Trail will begin soon and will transform the old railway into a midwestern "High Line" in Chicago.