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The Top 13 U.S. Transportation Stories of 2013

“As bike share programs have gained traction throughout the United States, the absence of major programs in two of the country’s most populous cities seemed glaring. This spring, after delays in both cities, the programs finally went online in New York and Chicago. In New York, the bike stations were greeted by some with grumbles that they were unattractive and …

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American Cities With The Best Public Transportation Systems

“As cities continue to grow, mass transit and other means of transportation are of high priority in order to reduce pollution, minimize traffic congestion and encourage more sustainable city living. So, which cities in the US have the best public transportation systems?” See More . . . Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/12/17/american-cities-with-the-best-public-transportation-systems/By: newyork.cbslocal.com

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2013 was year of several advances in transportation

“The BoltBus affiliate of Greyhound started driving between Las Vegas and Los Angeles once a day during the week, bumping up to three a day for the weekend. Although some people view bus travel as a last resort or worse, BoltBus runs what Los Angeles operations manager Rachel Harris calls “a luxury bus experience.”” See More . . . Source: …

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Commuters embrace Arlington’s experiment with public transportation

“City employees are giving the Arlington City Council reports throughout the two-year run. When the pilot program is complete, it will be up to council members to decide whether they want to take the next steps for a fully functional public transportation system.” See More . . . Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/20131220-commuters-embrace-arlingtons-experiment-with-public-transportation.eceBy: CAROLINE BASILE (Special Contributor – dallasnews.com)

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What the Federal Budget Deal Means for Transportation

“If the budget deal passes the Senate next week, House and Senate lawmakers would then write bills funding the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (as well as the rest of the government), and try to negotiate the differences. By adopting higher spending levels, the budget deal would provide more room for Congress to work with but would …

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The Future of Transportation Could Include a Skateboard-Meets-Segway Hybrid Vehicle

“One of the machines on display, called the Green Machine, a Vespa-like vehicle, was created by inventors from the Saint Thomas Academy in Minnesota, with help from the Lemelson-MIT program in Cambridge. It was first conceptualized in 2008.” See More . . . Source: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/12/06/bsa-space-rights-of-way-mobility/By: Steve Annear

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Billionaires and transportation toys

“Technology moguls are brimming with ideas for bringing flying robots, self-driving cars, people-moving tubes and space-traveling tourists to the sleepy realm of transportation, which hasn’t seen a major shakeup in decades.” See More . . . Source: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/amazon-drones-hyperloop-virgin-galactic-100619.htmlBy: Kevin Robillard

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Google Transit launched in Ireland by Minister Alan Kelly

“Google Maps Transit is now live in Ireland as a result of a partnership between Google and the National Transport Authority. The Authority has provided Google with the route network and timetable data behind their very popular Journey Planner. As a result, all bus services (including commercial operators, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus), Irish Rail (including the Dart), Luas – and …

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USF launches new Automated Vehicle Institute

“Recently, at the 2013 Florida Automated Vehicles Summit hosted by the Center for Urban Transportation (CUTR), USF announced the formation of the Automated Vehicle Institute to study the policy and planning surrounding the implementation of the emerging technology.” See More . . . Source: http://www.usforacle.com/usf-launches-new-automated-vehicle-institute-1.2849154#.UpjOFCrVeTIBy: Roberto Roldan (THE ORACLE, NEWS EDITOR)

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Freight Shipments Rose 0.8% in September from August

“The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.8 percent in September from August, rising for the third consecutive month to reach its highest all-time level, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The September 2013 index level (115.8) was 22.1 percent above the April …

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