The Automated Bus Consortium is preparing to release an updated request for proposals in early 2024, aimed at procuring full-size highly automated transit buses to accelerate their deployment across the U.S.
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In collaboration with the City of Atlanta, MARTA's new bus rapid transit project is set to provide an efficient connection between historic city neighbourhoods, job centres, Georgia State and the rail system from 2025.
Provided as part of the Federal Transit Administration's Low or No Emission Program, the $19.3 million funding will allow MARTA to continue transitioning away from diesel-powered vehicles.
MARTA aims to use the $1.3 billion budget to enhance public transit services for commuters in Metro Atlanta, with a key focus on improving the customer experience and renovating the rail network.
As part of the expansion, MARTA Reach will provide service in the cities of Avondale Estates, Alpharetta, Roswell, Forest Park and Morrow, as well as more neighbourhoods across Atlanta.
The three new electric buses provide service on two bus routes along the Ponce de Leon Avenue corridor between Midtown and the Poncey-Highland neighbourhood in Atlanta.
For Intelligent Transport, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority provides exclusive insight into its recently launched on-demand ride-share pilot programme, MARTA Reach, which is working to provide personal transportation at a low cost by combining on-demand ride-share with public transit.
E-scooter data tells the story of human-sized mobility at a macro scale. Here, Ben Handzo, Group Product Manager at Bird, offers details on three cities that are listening to that story and taking action.
U.S. start up Boaz Bike has launched 100 seated e-scooters in Atlanta, Georgia, with plans to further expand in 2020.
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, EVs produce less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of comparable petrol-powered vehicles.