Green Transportation

The latest and greatest on the many ways to move around, from electric cars and hybrid vehicles to commuter and electric bikes.

Electric Bus Route with Wireless Charging Debuts in UK

By Hannah Swank

The United Kingdom is testing the power of green transportation with a fleet of all-electric buses running the same rigorous schedule as their diesel counterparts.

MAX Car 106: Introducing 'MPX,' the MAX Truck

By Jack McCornack

MAX is getting a garage mate. We're building a high-mileage pickup truck for those jobs that a sports car can't do, and this post outlines what we're starting with.

Bike and Walk to Work for Better Health

By Avalon Cole

Biking and walking to work have significant health benefits, according to a new study. Pedestrians and cyclists have lower risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, and tend not to be overweight.

Amtrak to Celebrate Seventh Annual National Train Day

By Alec Weaver

Learn about riding the rails with Amtrak on National Train Day this May.


Electric School Buses Help Reduce Fossil Fuel Emissions

By Alec Weaver

California’s Kings Canyon school district recently debuted a new electric bus that will cut diesel emissions and help student health.

May Is National Bike Month

By Rebecca Martin

Go out for a spin this May during National Bike Month, and join the growing ranks of people who are discovering the benefits of bike commuting.

Multimodal Commuting Calls for Courtesy

By Michael McCoy

This is a modified version of a guest post written by Zach O’Connor, Communications and Publications Coordinator for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), for the "Building the U.S. Bicycle Route System" blog. In it Zach explains how his coworker’s bicycle commute from the suburbs to the heart of Washington, D.C., makes use of the District’s newly improved bicycle facilities.

Test Driving Ford CMAX Energi Packs a Green Punch

By Seth Leitman

For two weeks, I tested a hybrid vehicle. My family liked the car, I liked the car and without a doubt, the Ford C-MAX Energi is an amazing ride.