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AddTranslogic 160: Detroit Bus Company

Keeping The Motor City On The Move With Biofuel Buses

We've all heard the stories of Detroit's stretched city services failing its residents, but we hear less about the residents who have stepped up to fill the gaps for their community.

AddCar2go acquires RideScout, adds all sorts of transportation options to carsharing program

Car2go has always been about offering its members an alternative to traditional car ownership as they move around town. Now, the carsharing company's focus is expanding to offer alternatives (plural) with the addition of things like taxis, bikesharing and public transportation to the Car2go family. This is because Car2go and its parent company, Moovel (which is in turn owned by Daimler), have acquired RideScout, an all-in-one service that Car2go calls, "the leading app-based mobility platform in

AddHelsinki could make owning your own car a thing of the past

One Account Would Access Carsharing, Public Transport, More

Helsinki, Finland is no stranger to transportation alternatives. From EV testing to a solid public transportation system, the northern European city knows that private cars are not the only option to get around. In the future, though, private cars might not be a logical option at anyone living there.

AddDitching your car could save you over $10,000 a year

APTA says the biggest savings are available to NYC residents

Looking to line your pockets with some extra cash? Perhaps it's time to give up driving. A sobering report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) says that people using public transit in the 20 cities with the most riders save an average of $848 dollars a month, or $10,181 a year. Riders in New York see the greatest benefit, saving an average of $15,041 from January to December.

AddKoch Brothers are killing rapid bus transit in Tennessee

Last week, the Tennessee Senate voted 27-4 against the very idea of Rapid Bus Transit in the state. The vote, which is oddly specific about its target – the Amp bus rapid transit (BRT) project in Nashville – was supported by the wealthy Koch brothers, Charles and David, and their group Americans for Prosperity. WIRED calls the ban "mind-boggling" and we have to agree.

AddNashville considering Monorail along I-24 to ease traffic congestion

Fans of The Simpsons will remember a long-ago episode (from 1993, to be exact) where an out-of-town huckster tries to sell the citizens of Springfield on the idea of forking over their money to build a monorail. And there was a bunch of singing involved. Now, Music City could start singing the same tune, according to Wired.

14Americans Riding Public Transit In Record Numbers

Public transportation trips totaled 10.7 billion trips in 2013 — the highest total since 1956

Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming.

AddURB-e foldable trike is 'world's most compact electric vehicle'

How small can you go? We haven't measured all of the electric vehicles on the planet, but we suspect the claim by Urban Mobility that its Urb-e foldable electric ... um, seat? ... is the "world's most compact e-vehicle" is at least close to accurate. We haven't seen many other EVs that look like we could fit them into a big backpack.

11Willie bus concept turns walls into transparent LCD screens [w/video]

A rather clever mass-transit concept with a silly sounding name, the "Willie" bus by designer Tad Orlowski is intended to "transform city landscapes."

AddGeneva Uses Flash Charging To Recharge Electric Buses In 15 Seconds

Public bus systems have changed quite a bit in the past few decades.

AddDrive less, get gas money in Canada's Shuttle Challenge

It sounds a bit counter-intuitive, but one Toronto nonprofit is giving folks a chance to win almost a full tank of gas if they drive less. Summerhill Group's Shuttle Challenge, launched last week, encourages commuters to cut down on their driving habits, giving away $25 gas cards for folks who participate and another $25 card for people who can reduce their driving by 10 percent.

AddNew year, new idea: gondolas as public transport in megacities

Here's a new thought for the new year: stringing public transportation pods between buildings, also known as gondolas. This is the idea of Michael McDaniel, a designer at Frog Design, who proposed The Wire, a hanging mass transit solution for Austin, TX.

19Midttrafik commercial shows riding the bus is still cool

We can't remember ever seeing a commercial for a bus at all, much less one that was genuinely epic, but we can cross both those firsts off our bucket list thanks to an ad for Denmark's Midtraffik public bus system.

AddYoung motorists driving far less than even 10 years ago

A new study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group indicates Americans are driving less than they were a few years ago. That drop is largely thanks to young people. Those between the ages of 16 and 34 drove 23 percent fewer miles in 2009 than they did in 2001. While it's tempting to attribute the decline to the recession, the study suggests the decline may continue even after the economy picks up pace. Factors like steeper fuel prices, more readily available public transportation and a shift

60Young motorists driving far less than even 10 years ago

A new study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group indicates Americans are driving less than they were a few years ago. That drop is largely thanks to young people. Those between the ages of 16 and 34 drove 23 percent fewer miles in 2009 than they did in 2001. While it's tempting to attribute the decline to the recession, the study suggests the decline may continue even after the economy picks up pace. Factors like steeper fuel prices, more readily available public transportation and a shift

1In Detail: Detroit Transportation Infrastructure

Detroit was once known as 'the Paris of the West,' counting itself among the most cosmopolitan cities in America. Its growth was propelled by a booming auto industry, which greatly influenced the city's design. Home to the first paved road and site of early interstate highway development, the Motor City was ahead of the curve in updating its infrastructure to meet the growing demands of a car-crazed culture.

53Translogic looks at Detroit's transportation infrastructure

Sometimes it seems that the rest of the country takes some sort of not-so-secret delight from Detroit's slow but steady decay. The truth is, the sprawling municipality faces a swath of unique challenges that are only compounded by a dearth of resources.

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