A rite of late autumn in the Twin Cities involves hundreds of cheery green Nice Ride Minnesota bikes being gathered up and packed away for winter storage. But a big change is in the works for bike-sharing here, and it may make its debut as soon as next spring.
If AVs are to ameliorate congestion rather than perpetuate it, we can’t just swap them for our current modes of transportation. Instead, we need to upheave the urban transportation norm of car ownership and move toward a car-sharing economy. To achieve this, the federal government and local municipalities must form policies that incentivize and mandate a systematic integration of autonomous vehicles into mainstream transportation.
Google is partnering with AutoNation, the country’s largest auto dealership chain, in its push to produce self-driving cars for wide use.
It may seem unlikely that a bus route that takes passengers to a local sauna would provide a glimpse of transportation’s future. But, to be fair, we’re talking public transit in Finland.
For all of their complaints about it, Americans care about public transit. Surveys show that large majorities support public transit initiatives.
When you look at these different use cases for blockchain, it’s clear that where we’re headed in terms of innovation is absolutely within a shared economy. Sharing hard disk space, sharing computing power, sharing resources in a way that benefits both the individual user and the collective whole, both in terms of efficiency, but also transparency and safety.
If you’re looking to experience some of the worst of Washington, D.C.’s notorious traffic, stumble over to Connecticut Avenue, just south of Dupont Circle, at around 2 a.m. on a weekend. But now the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the neighborhood’s business improvement district are searching for a better way. In a new year-long pilot program, they’re taking 60 parking spaces out of commission on Connecticut Avenue between Thursday night and Sunday morning, reserving them instead for pickup and dropoff zones.
University of Minnesota students are turning to short-term rental services like Airbnb to ease living expenses and tuition costs. Student “hosts” say the service accommodates their packed schedules. But recent regulations passed by the Minneapolis City Council could complicate business.
Platforms like Uber, Airbnb, and Craigslist can help cities cut their carbon emissions, potentially becoming an important weapon in the fight against climate change, a new study suggests. The authors argue that sharing transport, housing, air conditioning, and even internet connections can mitigate the shift to smaller homes.
The shift from taxis to ride-sharing companies may have hit a tipping point in New York City, while Lyft continues to show impressive growth.