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Transportation News Update - June 10, 2024

Topics include how commuter rail is evolving, increased transit ridership levels from latest APTA report, transit funding through federal grants in 2024, Gov. Shapiro highlighting the importance of public transit to Pennsylvania's economy, Amtrak service expansion between Pittsburgh-NYC, the 10-mile autonomous vehicle shuttle route planned for Detroit, transportation infrastructure resilience projects (including one in Pittsburgh), Vision Zero in Pittsburgh aiming to eliminate traffic fatalities, POGOH Phase 3 bikeshare network expansion's new station proposal for mid-2025, the two transportation projects awarded Multimodal Transportation Program funding to address critical sidewalk gaps in the Hill District & Larimer and add a new connection from the 10th Street Bridge to the Eliza Furnace Trail, how transit agencies are succeeding by outsourcing operations, Tesla's latest robotaxi announcement, automated traffic enforcement being used in major cities to keep bus and bike lanes clear, and five reasons why people don't cycle to work and the 13 proposed solutions for overcoming thoes  challenges proposed by Global Cycling Network.


Transportation News Update - February 26, 2024

Topics include on-demand microtransit programs, EV charging site upgrades from BIL grant, key PennDOT projects for second daily Amtrak train service between Pittsburgh and NYC, Minnesota transit agencies mimicking Uber and Lyft to boost ridership, managing curb space with Smart Loading Zones and automated enforcement, Forbes & Braddock Traffic Signal Replacement Projects, Charles Anderson Bridge construction schedule for Fall 2026 completion, $40 million additional funding in PA budget for transportation priorities, Denver's transit assistance grant program and expansion of Allegheny County's low-income transit rider pilot program, the ongoing shift in mode of transportation to work according to the U.S. DOE, Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) programm, and how Pittsburgh was named 9th among the 20 most walkable cities in the country.

Transportation News Update - November 30, 2023

Topics include a new bill from Sen. John Fetterman that could finally rewrite the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for vulnerable road user safety, Austin eliminating parking minimums, PennDOT winter preparation and safety tips, the latest PRT University Line construction update and major service changes implemented in October, how artificial intelligence could transform transportation, Amtrak welcoming dogs and cats aboard train routes, the "cheap street fix" that saves lives, why so many U.S. drivers think speeding is perfectly safe, the new federal emissions rule exposing when state leaders make transportation decisions that increase emissions, the rise of micromobility compared to the shutdown of many micromobility systems, and more.

Transportation News Update - September 20, 2023

Topics include reclaiming downtowns from traffic by offering strategies for cutting car use, how pandemic-era commuting changes have impacted U.S. metro area populations, the growing use of electric bikes presenting added benefits for underserved populations, details on the eleven SWPA locations tapped for federal EV charging station funding, driverless bus shuttle services in San Francisco, methods for getting drivers out of cars, details on $9 million in FHWA awards for innovative highway/bridge work, $36 million in Green Light-Go grant funds to improve traffic safety, and more.

Transportation News Update - May 31, 2023

Topics include final phase of PA Turnpike's new All-Electronic Tolling implementation, discontinued "shared rides" at Lyft, PNC discount parking perk, How mobility may be transformed by 2035 with US car sales dropping, New solutions for off-grid EV charging, new technology from Audi intended to save cyclist and pedestrian lives, The role of bikes in the future of transportation, Congestion pricing plan rollout in NYC, and PennDOT's latest traffic fatality and crash data shows decrease in 2022.

Transportation News Update - February 2, 2023

Topics include traffic calming, building on the East Busway, Bulk Pass Pilot Program at PRT, Frazier Street Steps project, Mon/Fayette Expressway latest, US National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, ODOT Innovative Mobility Program, revealing one city's ultimate cause of congestion, a comprehensive report on the state of city-owned bridges, PRT modernizing light rail stations, and how states are moving to replace the gas tax nationwide.

Transportation News Update - December 31, 2022

Topics include the role of active micro mobility modes in cost-effective emissions reductions, Vision Zero, labor shortages hindering public transit, autonomous ride hailing service at the airport, new datasets to help make decisions around mobility tech, redesigning streets for pedestrians, expanding bike lanes, mobile apps for women's safety, electric vehicles, and new PA state laws.

Transportation News Update - November 23, 2022

Topics include carpool/vanpool benefits, emergency ride home service, Amtrak bicycle service, PennDOT road and bridge construction map, Seattle's bike/scoot pilot program, Allegheny County discounted fares pilot program, Transit agencies dependency on federal funding, Inspector General's report from DOT, Honda self-driving micro cars, Bicycle simulator lab from Oregon State University, New legislation permitting driverless vehicles, and Argo AI shutdown.

Transportation News Update - October 3, 2022

Topics include our updated Multimodal Resources Map, Dashcam app for bicyclists, Walkable communities with easy access to transit, University of Pittsburgh groundbreaking, Hill District RAISE grant details, 100 U.S. Cities turning to microtransits, PA Turnpike jumping into solar energy production, Ridesharing development for women, PA drivers uncomfortablve sharing road with driverless vehicles, People working primarily from home triples while average one-way travel time drops, and how data on hybrid office schedules demonstrates that commuter benefits are integral to back-to-office strategies.

Topics include the return of Pittsburgh Regional Transit's P10 Flyer, Kansas City free bus fare program results, how COVID-19 affects America's infrastructure priorities with Secretary Buttigieg, PA's 12-Year Transportation Program, Transit app Moovit, Self-driving vehicles and emerging mobility tech, new Amtrak Express bus service, Air taxis coming to Pittsburgh, and finalizing the $1.5 million contract for major bridge assesments.