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Uber and Lyft are siphoning riders from public transit, study finds

Researchers say ride-hailing hurts bus and rail ridership, increases traffic congestion

Researchers say ride-hailing hurts bus and rail ridership, increases traffic congestion.

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No hyperloop yet, but there's a hyperloop mobile app

Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

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Will public transit survive Trump's infrastructure plan?

Democrats have a tough battle ahead of them to save federal transit funding.

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Futuristic Chinese Bus Concept Aims To Improve Public Transit | Autoblog Minute

A Chinese bus concept shows a vision for the future of public transportation. The Transit Elevated Bus or TEB rides high above the roadway allowing traffic to pass underneath.

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Norway now wants to turn oil profits into bicycle highways

Norway's plan is ambitious and expensive.

Norway is planning to build 10 bicycle 'super cycleways' that will serve nine cities. They will cost nearly $1 billion.

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Fight the food desert at your local bus stop

Farmers' markets and pop-up stands at transit stops offer access to healthy food.

Transit authorities hold one key to helping underserved communities find better food.

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LA orders up to 25 electric buses for transit duty in car-loving city

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has signed a contract with BYD Motors for up to 25 new all-electric buses, of a $30-million clean air bus technology pilot project. This is the first time Metro has purchased and placed into revenue service any all-electric buses and is giving the transit agency an opportunity to determine whether electric buses can m

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2014 Ford Transit unveiled in Chassis Cab and Cutaway versions

As a leader in commercial vehicles here in the US, we knew Ford wouldn't take too long to show off the chassis cab and cutaway versions of its 2014 Ford Transit van. Set to go on sale this fall, Ford already revealed the full-body version of the Transit, and now it has pulled the cover off exposed-frame models just in time to to compete against the all-new Jeffrey N. Ross

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Ford will start familiar-sounding Ford2go carsharing service in Germany

With more than a half-million words in the English language and 10 digits to choose from, Ford had ample opportunity to not name its new European carsharing service pretty much the same as a competing service operated by Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler. Alas, opportunity squandered.

Has "peak car" already happened? Are automakers becoming mobility companies?

The mood at the 2013 North American International Auto Show has been more than upbeat for automakers. Lots of new models and concept cars have been unveiled and automakers think it will be a good year for a solid sales increase. Quartz writer Tim Fernholz looked at it from another angle, raising some big questions. What i

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Ford shows off commercial version of new Transit Connect

We recently showed you the updated Ford Transit Connect Wagon in all its refreshed glory. Well here is the new 2014 Transit Connect (note the lack of "Wagon" in name, for its commercially minded purpose), and it's the small Ford van of choice for your tougher jobs. Ford says this van is ideally suited

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Would you like your Ford Transit in Large, XL or XXL?

Get ready plumbers, ambulance drivers and airport shuttles; the 2014 Ford Transit is finally here... almost. Ahead of the truck going on sale next fall, Ford dropped most of the details for its new fullsize van, but, as is the case with any vehicle unveiled so far ahead of its release date, pricing, engine power and fuel economy figures were not announced.

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Ford confirms 3.2L diesel five-cylinder for US-spec 2014 Transit

To ensure that its new 2014 Ford Transit will be able to get the job done when it goes on sale in the US next year, Ford announced that its new work van will be offered with a diesel engine that balances power and fuel economy. The Transit is already on sale with the diesel in other markets, but Ford confirmed that the 3.2-liter I5 Power Stroke will mark t

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Ford Europe goes further with American vehicles

Just weeks before the Paris Motor Show, Ford Motor Co. has taken the wraps off of much of its new lineup for Europe in an effort to shore up its efforts for European dealers. The webcast press conference from Amsterdam ended with the official announcement that the Dearborn, Michigan-based car maker will officially make the Mustang available for Autobahn runs a

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2014 Ford Transit offers big utility with EcoBoost and diesel power

The redesigned 2014 Transit Connect isn't the only commercial van news coming out of Ford today. For heavy-duty haulers, the automaker has officially pulled back the cover on its larger Transit van, which will eventually replace the older-than-dirt E-Series here in the United States.

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First look at U.S.-spec Ford Transit snapped

Most of the time our spy shots reveal the sexy new lines of the latest sports car or some subtle curves that hint at the new direction for a midsize sedan. Today things are a little different. Boxier, more van-like. Yet the forthcoming 2013 Ford Transit our spy shooters captured roaming the streets of Detroit is unlike any cargo van Americans have ever known.

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Ford introduces cargo van version of Transit Custom

European buyers now know what to expect from the Ford Transit Custom cargo van. The work version of the van bowed at the Birmingham Commercial Vehicle Show this week with the new exterior and more refined cabin that first appeared on the Ford Tourneo Custom passenger van.

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Diesel returning to full-size Ford vans

The new Ford Transit cargo van promises improved fuel economy compared to the outgoing E-Series, in part because it will be powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. But that's not the only mill that will be powering the Transit. Ford announced that the fresh take on cargo vans will also boast a diesel powerplant o

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Ford Transit van will be offered with EcoBoost V6

We love ourselves some Ford Transit Connect. The funky-looking little vanlet is so endearingly functional that we're happy to forgive its lackluster drivetrain and questionable interior. Now it appears that Ford aims to address at least one of these ails with its big brother, the upcoming larger Transit Van.

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Ford Tourneo Custom Concept previews new European people mover

Let's clear the air. This is not – we repeat, not – the Ford E-Series-replacing Transit that will be Steven J. Ewing

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