Weekend Long Reads: Seattle’s Vision for an All-Electric Transportation System

by Kevin Schofield

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this weekend’s “long read” is a look to the future of transportation in Seattle and specifically how City officials intend to turn it green.

This past week the City of Seattle released its “blueprint” for how it intends to move to a transportation system that is nearly entirely electric by 2030. City leaders feel a sense of urgency about this, as Seattle has not been meeting its climate-change goals. In fact, according to the City it has “flatlined” on reducing transportation emissions, with only a 2% reduction since 2008.

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What really works in IoT: smart transportation


Of the many IoT innovations cities and regions around the globe have tried in recent years, smart transportation systems have moved from pilots to rollouts and have gained a promising measure of success.

One ambitious project in the Netherlands now relies on hundreds of smart traffic signals to recognize approaching vehicles, which helps ambulances move safely and more quickly to their destinations and offers truck drivers advisories about less congested routes to help reduce pollution.

The Talking Traffic platform there allows Dutch drivers to communicate with the road environment via the internet over their mobile phones or an updated dashboard

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COVID-19 Relief Package Includes Billions For Transportation Sector : NPR

About 30,000 pilots, flight attendants and other airline workers can tear up furlough notices. Federal stimulus money will help them keep their jobs, and transit agencies are getting a boost too.


All right. How often did you fly or maybe ride the train or bus during the pandemic? Yeah, the transportation sector has been hit hard. But anyone who rides in trains, planes or automobiles should benefit from the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package. NPR’s David Schaper reports.

DAVID SCHAPER, BYLINE: It was a year ago this week that the U.S. went on lockdown. Highways and airports

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Central Wasatch Commission to Hold Final Public Summit on Mountain Transportation

The Central Wasatch Commission will host a second and final Mountain Transportation System Summit on Friday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.


The public is invited to attend the summit virtually at which the commissioners will continue to work towards a consensus recommendation for a regional mountain transportation system.


In 2019, the commission hosted an expert panel in which they discussed the major transportation alternatives under consideration through the initiative, including expansion of the mountain bus service, an aerial gondola system, and a rail system. Potential impacts on the

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Transportation Management System (TMS) Market Size to Reach at USD 4839 Million by 2025 Expanding at a CAGR of 6.7%

Pune, India, March 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Market Analysis
As per Market Research Future (MRFR), the global transportation management system market size is anticipated to expand at a 6.7% CAGR from 2017–2025 (forecast period).

Transportation Management System (TMS) helps to make shipping inexpensive and more effective by arranging it into accurate, easy-to-read lists that can then be used easily to make the best possible decisions.

The demand for higher agility in transport and logistics operations that allow companies to provide superior customer service is driven largely by digital transformation across the industry. Many companies are adopting a new range

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State Sen. Brad Pfaff addresses goals on bettering transportation in the La Crosse area

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – Addressing transportation issues, which affect rural areas and the city alike, will help our overall economy.

That’s an idea that State Senator Brad Pfaff is championing.

Senator Pfaff is a member of the Transportation and Local Government Committee in Wisconsin.

Tonight he will be participating in a virtual “Transit Talk” about public transportation in the La Crosse Area.

Senator Pfaff will talk about his goals and thoughts on how to best help the city as well

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