Heat has a significant impact on traffic crash fatalities, and traffic accident numbers in the U.S. are highest in the months of July, August, and September.

Climate change killing us in more ways than expected? By Saumya Jain, by SSTI, posted on August 6th, 2018 in News Tags: crash risk, research, weather While the positive relationship between traffic crashes and extreme summer conditions is certainly not unheard of, it is rarely used in practice when designing policies or issuing roadway safety warnings. A recent study in Accident Analysis and Prevention shows that heat waves have …

Equity and Mobility: A Comic Treatment for Transportation Professionals

The politics of wishful thinking: American cities and their commitment to the expressway Yonah Freemark » If cities want to reduce automobile use and address climate change, the status quo simply isn’t good enough. In Chicago, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the lakeshore could turn into a step backwards. For American cities, highways are a drug. They’re expensive to acquire. …

Uber has an employee not a contractor relationship according to NY case and a ‘precedential’ victory

The Taxi Workers Alliance believes the decision will be “broadly precedential,” and creates a new “safety net” for a beleaguered workforce. | AP Photo By DANA RUBINSTEIN, Politico.com  07/18/2018 07:01 PM EDT In what worker advocates are calling a substantial victory that could impact Uber drivers statewide, the New York State labor review board has made a final determination that three …

Lyft and Uber Won’t Be Happy Until They’re Your One-Stop Transit Guide

Lyft is buying the parent company of CitiBike and other bike-sharing programs.CreditGabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times By Michael J. de la Merced July 3, 2018 Uber and Lyft came to prominence with their ride-hailing services. But increasingly they’re betting on other modes of transportation — with the aim of becoming the only service people need to get around cities. Lyft …

A new study suggests that diesel-powered vehicles could fall 40 percentage points to represent just 5% of the European car market by 2030.

4th July 2018 © www.motorverso.com Between 2015 and 2017, diesel-powered vehicles fell from a 52% to a 45% share of the European car market, due in part to external factors such as Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, and concerns around the emissions of particulate matter caused by diesel vehicles – despite the fact that carbon dioxide emissions from diesel cars are lower, …

UK says staying on track with long term decarbonization targets will mean engineering a rapid electrification of the vehicle fleet

Some of the most interesting climate developments in the world are unfolding in the United Kingdom.  In fact, this week, the UK moved several steps closer to becoming the first G7 country to commit to net-zero carbon emissions by midcentury. For the UK to emerge as a global climate leader is somewhat puzzling. Like the US, it is undergoing a white rural …

Kansas City boosts job access by 17% in one year through transit and 2.2 sq mile “smart area”. New York City leads on job access via transit, study says

By Jason Plautz, July 2, 2018, Smart City Dive Dive Brief: New York City has the highest job accessibility by transit, with 31% of the city’s commutes being made by transit, according to a new study from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota. Kansas City, MO showed the greatest improvement in the annual survey, with a more than 17% increase in its transit …

Cities shifting to better and more walking and biking. Drivers likely to shift roles into more of “ambassadors” that assist commuters and others needing rides.

June 06, 2018 Brian Straight, managing editor of Freightwaves: A sea change is about to transform the way people and goods move through cities The world of transportation is changing and changing fast. After decades of little innovation, the past five years or so have ushered in a sea change and it will profoundly impact the way people and goods move, said Timothy …

Affordable measures help State and local agencies implement policies, procedures, and proven engineering treatments to make uncontrolled crossing locations safer

The Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program promotes a set of cost-effective countermeasures that can enhance pedestrian safety and reduce fatalities at uncontrolled crossing locations. About 72 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur at uncontrolled crossing locations, such as midblock areas and intersections with no signals or stop signs.  STEP countermeasures help State and local agencies implement policies, procedures, and …