Category: Public Transport

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Transport, Public Utilities

Nevada passes clean energy bill requiring state to join RTO, accelerating $2B transmission project

June 2, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

SB 448, introduced by state Sen. Chris Brooks, a Democrat from Las Vegas, advances Nevada’s goal to reach 100% carbon-free resources by 2050, set in a 2019 bill that also raised the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030. […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Investing in Transportation

May 17, 2021

Via: American Infrastructure

As President Eisenhower pushed to build an interstate highway system across the nation, he traveled to Cadillac Square in Michigan in late 1954 and offered his vision of what this effort would mean. “We are pushing ahead with a great […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Philadelphia-area transit agency to pilot late-night on-demand trips

May 5, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Night-shift workers who rely on public transportation in the Philadelphia region will soon have free on-demand access to public transit through a mobile app designed by Via, the transportation software company announced Wednesday. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority plans to […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Active Transportation Alliance, transit officials discuss suburban transportation challenges

March 30, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The shortcomings of Chicago area public transit are self-evident to any suburban transit rider who has ever tried to get anywhere but the Loop. Metra lines all terminate at the Loop and their pre-pandemic schedules tended to favor suburb-to-Chicago commuters. […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

U.S. DOT Details the American Rescue Plan’s Benefits for Transportation

March 18, 2021

Via: American Infrastructure

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation highlights the transportation elements of the historic American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), which will provide immediate relief for American workers, help communities that are struggling in the wake of COVID-19, and ensure […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

State Legislation Would Reshape VTA Board

March 2, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Earlier this month, Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) introduced legislation that dropped the proverbial hammer on the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA), Assembly Bill 1091. The legislation would completely overhaul the VTA’s Board of Directors by shrinking the board, […]

Basic Services, Infrastructure, Public Transport, Public Works

Bill to Bring Billions for Bullet Train

February 18, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Fresno Congressmember Jim Costa has re-introduced a $32 billion bill to fund the completion of California’s High-Speed Rail project. “A modern infrastructure lays the foundation for a thriving economy,” said Costa in a statement about ‘HR 867: the High-Speed Rail […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

How to Electrify the Nation’s School Buses

February 10, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

It will take a long time to electrify the nation’s bus fleet. But a new study says the right mix of financing measures and government subsidies could supercharge the nation’s school bus fleet within the decade. As the logistical challenges […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Metra hints that it may eventually move to a less 9-to-5-focused train schedule

February 1, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Metra is a transit agency that provides commuter rail service largely geared towards people traveling between the suburbs and downtown Chicago for 9-to-5 jobs. It also offers limited commuter service within the city, as well as some near-rapid service between […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

California School District Switches to Renewable Diesel-Powered Buses

October 12, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Twin Rivers Unified School District near Sacramento achieved a major milestone in its climate action plan by switching 75 diesel-powered school buses to run on renewable diesel fuel provided by Neste. As a result, the district’s fleet is now […]