This March, Port Authority of Allegheny County's first electric buses hit the streets of Pittsburgh. They were heralded as a positive step forward in the push for sustainability and the fight against climate change.
British towns and cities are braced for a rapid rise in traffic congestion when the lockdown eases on Monday after figures showed many of the countries that have already lifted restrictions have seen truck and car use rise above their pre-coronavirus levels.
When 99% of climate scientists conclude that ensuring the inhabitability of our planet requires a "world war" level of mobilization to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we should heed their warning and follow their policy roadmap, which includes substantially increasing our investment in mass transit.
It's not hyperbole to say that no contemporary transit proposal has received as much hype as the Hyperloop -- Elon Musk's concept for intercity travel at nearly supersonic speeds seemingly inspired by the pneumatic tubes common at banks' drive-thru teller windows.
The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.