N.Y. Subway Chief’s Lack of a Mayoral Meeting Raises Eyebrows

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Utah sexual assault evidence tracking … Pennsylvania weatherization funding … and a Guam official’s teachable moment.

Seattle’s Trackless Electric Backbone

When transportation planners drool over the Emerald City’s transit successes, they shouldn’t overlook the decades of investments in this legacy asset.

In and Around Boston, the Green Line Gets Many Green Lights

The MBTA’s new GLX project will connect to America’s oldest subway line and surface corridors seeing major investments in transit-priority signals. Here’s what’s underway.

Determining Once and for All How the ‘Gig Economy’ Impacts Transit

Cities like Sacramento are helping pilot a new measure of interaction between travel modes.

The Very Good Math of Electric Buses

They’re cheaper to run compared to ones with internal combustion engines thanks to the economics of fuel and maintenance.

Feds Announce Relief Funding for Transit Agencies Impacted by 2017’s Hurricanes

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Fake cops in Michigan charged with felonies … Nashville’s e-scooter removal blitz … and Louisiana capitalizes on its coastal erosion.

Houston Region Tests Driverless Shuttles on College Kids

The small shuttles, called “university circulators,” will be limited to a mile-long campus pathway at Texas Southern University and will run at average speeds ranging from 8 to 12 miles per hour.

Rhode Island Seeks Private Partner on Autonomous Transit Project

The state DOT is eyeing a targeted pilot in an underserved part of its capital that’s ripe for AVs.

Coming Soon to Ann Arbor: Driverless Bus Shuttles on Campus

The University of Michigan believes it’s the first to deploy AVs on a college campus.

Seattle Mayor Pulls Brake on Streetcar Expansion Project

Advocates of the Center City Connector fear that if the project is scuttled, federal funding for other local transportation priorities could end up in jeopardy.

N.Y. Governor’s Plan to Use City Property Taxes Alarms Mayor

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | County dissolves flood-prone village near Mississippi River; Fla. proposal would pressure Miami-Dade County; 100-gigabit network in N.D.; Boise is booming; and dismal news for Pa. dairy farmers.

Transit Agency Seeks to End Its Use of an Especially Lonely Job Post

Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.

Public Transit Still Rules Rush Hour in Cities

But that doesn't mean ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft don't play an important role in addressing local mobility challenges, according to a new report.

A Breakdown of the Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan

The 6-page document, published by Axios and Politico, shows what may be taking shape as the White House looks to formally release its proposal.

North America’s Largest Transit System Is the Acid Test for Electric Buses

“There really has been a convergence of factors over the last four or five years that has made this a really good time for New York to jump in,” according to Proterra's chief commercial officer.

Why a City’s or County’s First Autonomous Vehicle Project Should Be ‘Boring’

Localities like Contra Costa County are piloting non-consumer AVs like shuttles, which are great for getting early feedback and benefit all residents.

One Chinese City Has More Electric Buses Than All of America’s Biggest Cities Have Buses

The transition away from transit powered by fossil fuels is happening at a slower pace in the U.S. and Europe.

‘Waiting on an Opportunity to Work With the Administration’ on Infrastructure

State and local groups start 2018 awaiting the White House’s long-promised public works package.

Could Positive Train Control Have Prevented the Amtrak Cascades Wreck?

The NTSB said the train that derailed south of Seattle on Monday was traveling 80 miles per hour, 50 miles faster than the speed limit on the curve where it crashed.