Transportation News Update: December 31, 2022

In this issue of our #TNU, we're summarizing articles covering topics including:

  • Walking, biking, e-bikes: What role can active and micro mobility modes play in cost-effective emission reductions?
  • Where 'Vision Zero' is working: Recent report Monitoring Progress in Urban Road Safety compares decrease in road traffic deaths across 22 major cities
  • Labor shortages hinder public transit rebound according to new APTA report
  • Autonomous car hailing service introduced at Pittsburgh International Airport – Mapless AI trial phase will involve human driver behind the wheel in case of emergency
  • How over 330 mobility-related datasets from the U.S. Department of Energy's Livewire Data Platform helps with decision-making around new mobility technologies
  • Re-designing streets to become more pedestrian-oriented instills a sense of place by providing for natural and unplanned human connection
    New York City DOT plans to significantly expand bike lanes and public spaces in 2023
  • Safety app 'SafeUP' allows women and girls to plan and share their journeys on public transportation with real-time arrival information
    American electric vehicles reduced gasoline consumption by just 0.54% in 2021 according to new data from Argonne National Lab
  • New Pennsylvania laws taking effect in 2023 – from license plate frames to PA Turnpike tolls, driverless vehicles, and more