Not being evil: Google pays for bus passes for low-income kids

By Mary Ebeling Google is funding bus passes for more than 30,000 low- and moderate-income youth in San Francisco. This announcement is seen by many as a first step toward greater civic engagement by Silicon Valley tech giants, and city government thinks it is a good first step for partnering

Reaction to iPhone announcement points to popularity of transit apps

By Eric Sundquist Any time Apple announces new plans for its iPhone, the techie world pays attention. This month, when Apple rolled out version 6 of its iPhone operating system, the news also prompted concern from the transportation community. The worry stems from the map application that will

Google technology transforming transit use

Google launched Google Transit, a public transportation trip planning tool, in 2006. Google Transit works by integrating transit agency data with Google Maps and Google Earth. By integrating transit stop, route, schedule, and fare information, Google makes planning a transit trip quick and easy.

Google lobbies Nevada to allow self-driving cars.

Google has been testing cars that drive themselves, known as autonomous vehicles, and is now looking for a state that will allow them on the roads. Legislation to allow them has been introduced in Nevada and Google has hired a lobbyist to support the bill. According to a leader of the development