Ready to ride in a driverless car? Waymo vans going public in Arizona

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Waymo is expanding the number of its driverless cars in Arizona.

Arizona Republic

PHOENIX – Waymo will allow the general public to download an app and catch a ride in a fully autonomous van – with nobody behind the wheel – in the weeks ahead.

It will be the first time average Janes and Joes can order a ride in the conspicuous Pacifica minivans that buzz around public roads in Chandler, Arizona, and othe Phoenix-area  cities the way they might use a service like Lyft or Uber.

The launch of this new phase of Waymo’s car service, which began with a smaller step Thursday, marks a significant milestone in the company’s march toward offering a fully autonomous ride service.

Waymo, like Google, is a division of California-based Alphabet Inc. The company brought autonomous vehicles to Chandler in 2016 and has incrementally expanded both the area where the cars operate

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Enel X Receives Grants to Support Public Transportation Electrification

Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, has been awarded two grants by the Accelerating Clean Transportation Now (ACTNow) program through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). 

The grants will support the development of public transportation electrification in Massachusetts and coincide with the company’s entrance into public transit electrification in the U.S. with the launch of a portfolio of turnkey services, including e-bus infrastructure planning, procurement, energy supply and management, and software. 

With the grants, Enel X will help develop an innovative approach to public transit fleet electrification planning that will provide the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) insights to optimally electrify a portion of their new fleet and will support the electrification of a portion of Hopkinton Public School District’s bus fleet. 

“Enel X continues to support utilities, businesses and consumers on their path towards zero-emissions driving through our combination of industry expertise, software and hardware,”

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Japan first public test flight of a flying manned car SD-03

  • Japan-based SkyDrive has completed its first public manned flying car test on Aug. 25.
  • The SD-03 successfully cruised around the test field for four minutes with a pilot.
  • Three days after the test flight, SkyDrive announced that the company raised around $36.6 million in a Series B round of funding.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The idea of a flying car is no longer as futuristic as it sounds: Japan-based SkyDrive has completed its first public manned flying car test.

The flying SD-03 demonstration took place on Aug. 25 at the Toyota Test Field in Japan, where SkyDrive develops its products, according to the company’s news release. This occasion also serves as the country’s first public manned flying car test, which took place two years after SkyDrive was formally launched, and seven years after the start of the flying car development under Cartivator, SkyDrive’s founding company and joint

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‘For public and officer safety:’ Edmonton city police mum on possibility of third armoured vehicle

Edmonton city police have two armoured vehicles in their arsenal but remain coy on what funding is available for a third.

City police spokeswoman Cheryl Voordenhout said the the force currently has a Ballistic Armoured Tactical Transport (B.A.T.T.) vehicle and a Grizzly vehicle.

“Armoured vehicles are essentially police rescue vehicles,” said Voordenhout. “In the case of an event involving weapons, these vehicles would be used for public and officer safety.”

Voordenhout added that questions regarding funding for armoured vehicle replacements or purchases would have to be answered through the Freedom of Information and Privacy (FOIP) unit. She said requests for operational information regarding specialized police equipment is beyond the scope of the communications depatment.

The country’s Department of National Defence has donated at least five armoured vehicles to police agencies since 2007: the Grizzly armoured personnel carrier to Edmonton city police that year; two Cougar armoured vehicles to the B.C.

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Transportation | Fairfax County Public Schools

The Office of Transportation Services is responsible for providing the safe and efficient transportation of all eligible students to and from schools and school activities each day. To accomplish this monumental task, a team of dedicated routing, safety, and administrative specialists combined with a host of drivers and attendants work together to maintain a high level of service for all of our clients.

Bus Transportation

Our dedicated team works together every day to ensure the safe transportation of our students. Safety is also the reason that we do not post school bus routes and bus stops on our website. If you need that information for your student, you must go in person to the school. Schools will mail bus schedules to families in August of each school year.

If you have concerns about your child’s school bus transportation, speak to the transportation supervisor responsible for your school or call the

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KDOT: Public Transportation

(clockwise from top) Chris Herrick, Division Director, KDOT; Anne Smith, Executive Director, Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency and Chair of the Kansas Public Transit Association; Sen. Mike Petersen, Chair of Senate Transportation Committee; and Rep. Richard Proehl, Chair of House Transportation Committee were all speakers at this year’s Transit Day at the Capitol.  Please see the link, below, to hear their remarks on how transit and paratransit services support Kansas’ economy, job market, access to education, and increased health outcomes.


KDOT administers public transportation programs funded by the Federal Transit Administration and the State of Kansas. Both the federal and state programs are designed to meet the transportation needs of elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and the general public. KDOT currently supports approximately 145 transit programs covering most of the state’s 105 counties.

8-30-19: Public Transit Call for Projects

The Kansas Department of Transportation issued a call for projects on

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Essential workers at risk riding public transportation

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Some are hesitant to use public transportation during the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s what transportation officials are doing to help reduce risk.

USA TODAY

DENVER – Sisters Trinity and Kiki Williams looked around the crowded bus stop as the #15 bus rumbled down Colfax Avenue toward them. 

The bus looked to be about half full, the driver wearing a bandanna stretched across his nose and mouth to comply with government recommendations intended to help slow the spread of coronavirus. But among the awaiting passengers, only one wore a face covering.

“I’m damn nervous,” said Kiki Williams, 19. “There’s too many of us.”

For protection, the women, who are African American, wore blue rubber gloves but no masks. “We forgot them at home,” said Trinity Williams, 18.

Like millions of Americans, the Williams sisters depend on public transit at a time when health officials have told Americans to stay 6 feet

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Denver Public Transportation How-to | VISIT DENVER

RIDING THE LIGHT RAIL

Again, check out the RTD website first for routes, fares and other pertinent info. And you can call the RTD Customer Care line (303-299-6000) for light rail info, too — they’re happy to help!

Next, head to the station. They’re easy to find thanks to their open design, artwork and red and white signs on nearby streets leading to the stations. Many of the RTD light rail stations have Park-n-Ride lots where you can park for free. Bus routes and/or Call-n-Rides also serve many stations. Use the ticket vending machines located at each station to pay for your trip — unlike the bus, you need a validated ticket before you get on board. Your ticket will automatically be validated with the date and time you purchased it from the machine. An RTD bus transfer or pass will get you on the light rail free of charge,

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Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans

Overview

On July 19, 2018, FTA published the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Final Rule, which requires certain operators of public transportation systems that receive federal funds under FTA’s Urbanized Area Formula Grants to develop safety plans that include the processes and procedures to implement Safety Management Systems (SMS).  

  • The PTASP rule became effective on July 19, 2019.
  • FTA published a Dear Colleague letter on July 19, 2019, to alert the transit industry of the July 20, 2020 safety compliance deadline.

The plan must include safety performance targets. Find additional guidance on planning and target setting on FTA’s Performance-Based Planning pages. Transit operators also must certify they have a safety plan in place meeting the requirements of the rule by July 20, 2020. The plan must be updated and certified by the transit agency annually.

The rule applies to all operators of public transportation systems that are recipients and

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Public Transportation – Miami International Airport

Access to MIA Mover is located on the 3rd level between the Dolphin and Flamingo garage. Get to your rental car fast by using the free MIA Mover, linking you directly to the Rental Car Center’s customer service lobby.

MIA Mover

Trains depart every 30 minutes during the weekday, with more frequent service on the weekends every 15 minutes.

  • Green Line
    Board a Green Line train if you are traveling to Palmetto, Okeechobee, Hialeah, Tri-Rail, Northside, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Brownsville stations.
  • Orange Line
    Board an Orange Line train if you are traveling to Dadeland North, South Miami, University, Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, Vizcaya, Brickell, Government Center, Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre, Culmer, Civic Center, Santa Clara, Allapattah or Earlington Heights stations.

For just $2.25 each way, local residents headed out-of-town can now leave behind all the traffic and parking hassles that come with driving to the airport. And out-of-towners at the

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