CleverShuttle CEO & Co-Founder Talks Sustainable Ride-Pooling in Germany

May 27th, 2019 by Erika Clugston , Clean Technica If two people are going in the same direction, why not share a ride, lower the cost, and save on money and gas? This was the logic that the founders of CleverShuttle had in mind when they formed the company in Munich in 2014. Now, five years later, the on-demand ride-pooling startup has taken off and …

E-buses are quieter and cleaner than traditional alternatives, require 60% less maintenance, save money, and cut air pollution. Diesel buses were causing 20 percent of the pollution in Shenzhen with .5 percent of vehicles.

Electric bus adoption has lots of roadblocks: New reports offer solutions: New research from the World Resources Institute offers roadmap for electrifying mass transit By Patrick Sisson  May 21, 2019, SHARE An electric bus in Krakow, Poland pausing at a charging station. Shutterstock Transportation is one of the largest sources of carbon emissions, and amid the barrage of big-picture initiatives and bold pledges, one of …

MN: Park-and-ride transit gives suburban commuters higher access to jobs

MAY 22, 2019 Park-and-ride transit gives suburban commuters higher access to jobs, by University of Minnesota A park-and-ride facility in Eagan. Credit: Mike McCarthy Park-and-ride facilities enable many suburban and exurban commuters in the Twin Cities metro area to reach roughly as many jobs as urban transit users, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of …

Has Seattle Found the Solution to Driving Alone to Work?  How a fast-growing city has invested heavily in mass transit alternatives to keep a lid on gridlock

By ERICK TRICKEY, Politico, May 23, 2019 Read more  Erick Trickey is a writer in Boston. SEATTLE—Three years ago, this fast-growing, hilly city of 725,000 people took a huge leap toward a longtime civic dream: becoming a place where it’s easy to live without driving every day or without owning a car at all. In March 2016, the region’s Link light-rail system, which ran …

Making communities more livable through transit-oriented development: Top 10 “must do’s”

Third in a series being published in advance of State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations, taking place from May 29–30, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia in parallel with Clean Energy Ministerial 2019. Written by Mike McKeever, a Senior Advisor and former Chief of Staff to Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is an essential component in any sustainable …

Over the 10- to 12-year lifetime of a typical urban transport bus, an electric bus can save $400,000 in total operational costs compared to a typical diesel

JOE ROMM, Climate Progress, 24 May 2019 In fact, when it comes to electric bus purchases, China is outpacing the United States by an astounding 421,000 to 300 as of the end of 2018. Thanks to China’s massive investment in and support for electric buses, electrics are now racing past a 50% share of new bus sales worldwide, according to …

Most people that use transit most often live and work near it, but there are still ways to partner with new companies to Jon Orcutt, director of communications and advocacy at the Transit Center. “The whole idea of First Mile Last Mile is really overblown,” says Orcutt. “It misses the point that most people that use transit most often live and work near it.”

About 30 cities have found ways to partner with Uber, Lyft, and other new companies to Jon Orcutt, director of communications and advocacy at the Transit Center. “The whole idea of First Mile Last Mile is really overblown,” says Orcutt. “It misses the point that most people that use transit most often live and work near it.” Christopher Kopp of …

Chicago transit agency expands free Wi-Fi to all downtown subway stations

Katie Pyzyk Smart Cities Dive, May 13, 2019 The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has expanded the number of subway stations offering free Wi-Fi. All downtown Red Line and Blue Line platforms now have Wi-Fi. Adding service at the 18 stations cost $1 million. CTA first added public Wi-Fi in January, at one station, with the intention for expansion throughout the year. Most of …

2013 Union of Concerned Scientists: Electric Utility Investment in Truck and Bus Charging A Guide for Programs to Accelerate Electrification

Don Anair, Amine Mahmassani – July 2013, Union of Concerned Scientists: Electric Utility Investment in Truck and Bus Charging A Guide for Programs to Accelerate Electrification The time has arrived for electric trucks and buses. To accelerate their deployment, electric utilities have two key roles to play: investing in charging programs and designing fair, sensible electricity rates. Both steps would catalyze the market for these vehicles and help maximize the benefits …