public transportation

New Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus Long on Water Conservation, Short on Transport Options

In 2019, Microsoft will reopen its newly modernized Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View in a drive to keep technology workers excited about…

The YIMBY Movement Could Help Make Cities Affordable Again

Renters in many cities, such as in San Francisco, where the average rent is approaching $5 per square foot, have had enough of…

North American Transit Systems In Dire Need of Help

A recently concluded study concluded that despite advances in technology, sustainable transit is severely lacking across North America. No U.S. or Canadian city…

Seattle’s Affordable Housing Provides Lesson for Cities Coveting Amazon’s HQ2

As cities scramble to attract Amazon, in the hopes of attracting as many 50,000 high-paying jobs, they need to be reminded of the…

Walmart Boasts About ‘Natural Light’ at New HQ, But Overlooks Better Transport Options

When it comes to its new headquarters, Walmart's announcement of a new "Home Office" is following the lead of other companies such as…

Is Ford’s Chariot a Model for 21st-Century Transportation Systems?

Chariot, a San Francisco-based startup that allows commuters in four U.S. cities to find a shuttle ride with a smartphone app, believes it…

With Personal Automobiles in the Rear View Mirror, Ford Looks Ahead to Life as a Mobility Company

Automakers such as Ford are rallying fast and nimbly to not only stay relevant, but thrive in the near future. And this future…

California Regulators Approve $200M Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that it had approved the first of four plans of Volkswagen to invest $800 million in…

UK Banning Diesel and Gasoline Fueled Cars and Vans After 2040

The government of the United Kingdom has announced that it will ban the sales of diesel- and gasoline-powered passenger vehicles after 2040, mostly…

The Health Impacts of Rush Hour Pollution

While sensors monitor pollution near the freeway, what gets sucked into a car's interior is another matter all together. And it's linked to…

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…

Skyrocketing Subprime Auto Loan Defaults Put Cities’ Transport Systems at Risk

Subprime auto loan default rates are rising, which could affect investors worldwide, as they have been purchased these loans through securitized bonds. If…

Apple’s New Lavish HQ Is Missing A Few Things

Apple's new Cupertino headquarters is chock full of bells and whistles. But some critics question why this forward-thinking company left out two things:…

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.

South Carolina’s Capital Inches Closer to 100 Percent Renewables

Columbia, South Carolina, is the latest U.S. city to promise a future running on 100 percent renewables. The shift is largely symbolic for…