transportation

transportation

We Need to Completely Redesign Curbs

Crowded curbsides cause a huge amount of traffic and congestion in our cities. Could "flex zones" help?
Ankita Rao
4.11.19
transportation

Repairing All the ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges in the US Would Take More Than 80 Years

Every day roughly 178 million people in the US travel over bridges in need of “urgent” repair.
Rob Dozier
4.3.19
climate change

Is Congestion Pricing the New Sweeping Regulation We Need?

On April 1, New York state will pass its annual budget. Experts say this might be the year that the state finally passes congestion pricing. The question is whether legislators can do it ethically.
Caroline Haskins
Ankita Rao
3.26.19
transportation

Can a Ridehailing App Be Ethical?

Via pays its drivers more than any other company, focuses on environmentally friendly practices, and wants to decrease traffic congestion. But is there a catch?
Ankita Rao
3.7.19
hyperloop

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
12.13.18
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
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