transportation

ETA - Created with GEICO

Meet the Students Trying to Make the Dream of a Hyperloop a Reality

The real story of the hyperloop's origins and its future.
Motherboard Staff
4 days ago
ETA - Created with GEICO

A New Startup Thinks Huge Drones That Fly Humans Can Solve America’s Traffic Problem

Texas-based Lift wants to give users cheap affordable flights in ultralight aircraft across short distances.
Motherboard Staff
12.11.18
permafrost

Arctic Towns, Railways, and Pipelines At Risk of Permafrost Thaw Damage

About 45 percent of globally important oil and gas fields in the Russian Arctic are located in zones made hazardous by permafrost melt, scientists said.
Becky Ferreira
12.11.18
rideshare

Uber Is Sweating NYC’s New Rideshare Minimum Wage

The new rules for app-based rideshare companies could mean $10,000 more for drivers every year.
Ankita Rao
12.5.18
ETA - Created with GEICO

We Rode in the Automated Boats That Could Revolutionize Shipping

Autonomous "roboats" will be able to avoid collisions and find new, more efficient routes through the high seas.
Caroline Haskins
12.4.18
scootergeddon

Scooters Reveal Urban America's Transportation Crisis

Electric scooters are fun, but nobody knows what to do with them yet.
Ankita Rao
10.18.18
On Demand

You Can Hail a Public Bus Like an Uber in This City

Can on-demand buses stop Uber from cannibalizing public transit?
Tracey Lindeman
10.5.18
Moveable

This Drone Footage Captures China’s Massive Bikeshare Graveyards

Photographer Wu Guoyong travelled around China to record these colorful mass graves.
Tracey Lindeman
8.2.18
Moveable

Greyhound’s Cuts in Western Canada Are Going to Screw Over So Many People

The Canadian bus provider announced it’s cutting service to 400 communities. Is it time to start thinking about a nationalized bus service?
Tracey Lindeman
7.11.18
Moveable

Why Don't We Have Free Public Transit?

Estonia just rolled out the largest free public transit scheme in the world. Here's why we're not following suit.
Tracey Lindeman
7.4.18
scooter wars

The Gig Economy Workers Who Power the Scooter Ridesharing Craze for a Pittance

People are hoarding electric scooters and going into other people's homes to retrieve them.
Sarah Emerson
5.15.18
Moveable

Electric School Buses Can Be Backup Batteries For the US Power Grid

American school buses guzzle $3.2B of carcinogen-laden diesel a year, but they could do a lot of good if electrified.
Tracey Lindeman
5.15.18
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