Bureau of Transportation Statistics: BTS Updates Datasets to National Transportation Atlas Database

Bureau of Transportation Statistics: BTS Updates Datasets to National Transportation Atlas Database. “The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released its summer 2022 update to the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD), a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, networks, and associated infrastructure.”

The Drive: Waste the Workday Looking Through Ford’s New Online Heritage Vault

The Drive: Waste the Workday Looking Through Ford’s New Online Heritage Vault. “The collection features various articles from Ford’s past, officially stated as spanning from 1903 to 2003. However, there’s plenty of more recent material available too. It includes model brochures, information sheets, and various other documents from Ford’s archives. The historical assets are being made available to the public as free downloads for personal use.”

CNET: Welcome to Plugged In, Your New Home for Everything EVs and More

CNET: Welcome to Plugged In, Your New Home for Everything EVs and More. “Vehicles with plugs made up 12.5% of all registrations in California last year. Other states won’t be far behind. And so, for those readers we’d like to introduce CNET Cars Plugged In, a new, curated selection of content specifically for those with an eye towards electrified transportation. The focus will be on EVs, but we’ll also mix in some of the more interesting developments on plug-in hybrids and fuel-cells, plus the latest on the micromobility front, like scooters and e-bikes.”

The Ohio State University: The deadly impact of urban streets that look like highways

The Ohio State University: The deadly impact of urban streets that look like highways. “Serious auto crashes in urban areas are more likely on city streets that look to drivers like highways, new research suggests. The study used a novel approach: Ohio State University researchers applied machine learning techniques to analyze more than 240,000 images of road segments in Columbus, Ohio, taken from Google Street View. The goal was to see what the roads looked like to drivers and whether that was linked to serious and deadly crashes.”

Washington Post: Federal judge voids mask mandate for airplanes, in other transportation settings

Washington Post: Federal judge voids mask mandate for airplanes, in other transportation settings. “A federal judge in Florida on Monday voided a national mask mandate for airplanes and in other transportation settings. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of the Middle District of Florida said the mandate exceeds the statutory authority of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal officials last week had extended the mask mandate for commercial flights and in other transportation settings, including on buses, ferries and subways, until at least May 3.”

Norfolk Southern: Norfolk Southern donates Norfolk and Western Railway archives, $750,000 to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Norfolk Southern: Norfolk Southern donates Norfolk and Western Railway archives, $750,000 to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. “The collection dates to the 1840s and includes thousands of photographs and glass plate negatives, as well as business records, annual reports, blueprints, plans, bridge drawings, advertisements, portraits, and three-dimensional artifacts from predecessor railroads that together provide a fascinating look into the growth of rail transportation across the eastern United States. The company will also donate $750,000 to support the collection in perpetuity.”

Cycling Industry News: New tool lists nearly 300 EU subsidy and tax incentives for bike firms

Cycling Industry News: New tool lists nearly 300 EU subsidy and tax incentives for bike firms. “A new tool developed by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and the City Changer Cargo Bike project (CCCB) has curated a list of nearly 300 tax and subsidy benefits available in Europe. The national, regional and local incentives have been compiled in a first of its kind directory in the hope of giving bike firms and cycling groups a clear view on perks that may help them both in business and to subsequently grow cycling numbers in Europe.”

Moving History: Ronald J Sullivan Photography Collection

Moving History: Ronald J Sullivan Photography Collection. “Ronald J. Sullivan, an amateur photographer and avid railfan and bus enthusiast, documented Chicago-area transportation and the city’s changing streetscapes over the course of more than five decades in this collection comprising over 1100 photographs and slides, dating from 1946-2000. He supplemented hundreds of original photographs, the bulk of the collection, with slides and photos that he collected, creating a record of Chicago’s transit history.”

Arizona State University: New data shows impact of COVID-19 on transportation

Arizona State University: New data shows impact of COVID-19 on transportation. “Just over a year ago, governments around the world issued stay-at-home orders, significantly changing day-to-day lives in an instant. Working from home, postponing travel, having groceries delivered to front doors and ordering ‘to go’ at restaurants are just a few ways many habits have changed. But which of these changes are likely to be maintained in a post-COVID-19 world?”

Route Fifty: The States Where Driving Was Up and Down the Most After Covid Hit

Route Fifty: The States Where Driving Was Up and Down the Most After Covid Hit. “Bumper.com, a company that provides vehicle history reports, examined 2020 Apple Maps data to learn which states and cities saw the greatest increases and decreases in driving, public transportation use and walking. To assess the pandemic’s effect on drivers in the U.S., Bumper looked at average weekly levels of driving in states for most of last year and compared those metrics to the first three months of 2020, before the virus upended daily life.”

‘An end to the New York way of life’: MTA proposes catastrophic service cuts amid COVID-19 budget crunch (New York Daily News)

New York Daily News: ‘An end to the New York way of life’: MTA proposes catastrophic service cuts amid COVID-19 budget crunch. “A 40% cut in weekday subway service and layoffs of more than 9,000 transit workers are on the table as MTA honchos battle a COVID-19 financial catastrophe, the Daily News has learned. ‘This would absolutely be an end to the New York way of life,’ said Andrew Albert, the non-voting rider advocate on the MTA board.”

Phys .org: Pandemic has surprising impacts on public transit demand

Phys .org: Pandemic has surprising impacts on public transit demand. “The COVID-19 pandemic had surprising effects on demand for public transit in American cities, new research suggests. While demand for public transit dropped about 73% across the country after the pandemic hit, the reduction didn’t impact all cities equally, according to the study, which analyzed activity data from a widely used public transit navigation app.”