Z?m wins $150M from San Francisco schools to modernize and electrify student transport

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m, a startup that wants to upgrade student transportation, a five-year $150 million contract to modernize its transport service throughout the district. m says this contract will mark the first time SFUSD has updated its transportation solution in 40 years.

IFC backs Bolt with $24M to expand its transportation network in emerging markets

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Bolt , an Uber competitor that is building an international on-demand network of services to transport people, food and other items in cars, scooters and bikes across Europe and Africa, has picked up some strategic funding today to continue expanding its business in emerging markets.

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Bolt raises $182M to expand its on-demand transportation network in Europe and Africa

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on gross merchandise value (GMV: the total figure transacted on Bolt’s platform), à la the recently listed DoorDash, than it is closer to “others” in the transport space that are seeing valuations closer to 0.5x

Optibus picks up $107M for an AI-based planning and operations platform aimed at mass transportation

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It provides tools to visualize and predict movement alongside different transportation options, fitting in with the shift that many cities are making to encouraging multi-modal travel covering buses, trains, bikes, scooters and walking to offset traffic congestion from single-passenger cars.

innovating the public transportation experience: q&a with Wyatt Dike from E-Team, VertX Advertising

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Wyatt Dike of E-Team, VertX Advertising, is developing antimicrobial coatings for use in public transportation that double as advertising space. The post innovating the public transportation experience: q&a with Wyatt Dike from E-Team, VertX Advertising appeared first on VentureWell.

i2E-backed SendaRide expands healthcare transportation service beyond Oklahoma

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When it comes to metrics, the customer growth story from SendaRide, a young Oklahoma company that provides customized, concierge, non-emergency medical transportation, packs a punch. The company is seeing a ground swell of interest from other organizations that serve populations with safe and secure transportation needs — churches, senior centers, adult daycare, oncology centers, and even organizations that help people re-enter the work force and need transport to interviews.

FlixMobility raises $650M+ at a $3B valuation to double down on buses and other transport in the US

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As consumers around the world slowly start to get moving again — fingers crossed that new waves of COVID-19 cases do not set that back — one of the big players in on-demand mass transportation services is announcing a growth round to move with them.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in The Construction Index] Mass transport for the post-Covid world

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Hyperloop is being heralded as the first new form of public transportation in more than a century. The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in The Construction Index] Mass transport for the post-Covid world appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in GlobeNewswire] CEO and Co-Founder of Virgin Hyperloop Speaks to U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on Emerging Mass Transportation Technology

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[SkyTran in Urban Transport News] Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Strategic invests $26.76 million in SkyTran, USA

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Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News): Reliance Strategy Business Ventures Limited (RSBVL), a subsidiary company of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries’ on Sunday said that is has acquired an additional equity stake in US-based SkyTran Inc.

What You Can Learn from DH2 Chauffeured Transportation's Founder

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During the interview, she shared how she started the chauffeured transportation company and what she was doing to succeed. PC: DH2 Chauffeured Transportation. Fast forward to the present, she is working as CEO of DH2 Chauffeured Transportation, and her husband is COO of the company.

Onboard Dynamics Is Leading the Transition to Next Generation Transportation Fuels, Reducing Emissions, and Driving Down Energy Costs

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By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Cutting-edge clean energy company wins Luis Villalobos Award, Technology category, from Angel Capital Association The United States has abundant access to domestic natural gas, but we have struggled for decades to find scalable, economic ways to leverage natural gas as a transportation fuel, despite its environmental and efficiency benefits. Today, the transportation sector remains one of the largest contributors to U.S.

[Superpedestrian in Medium] LINK Partnering With Seattle to Expand Access to Sustainable Transport

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“It’s an honor to become a part of Seattle’s transportation system,” says Assaf Biderman, Founder and CEO. “ The post [Superpedestrian in Medium] LINK Partnering With Seattle to Expand Access to Sustainable Transport appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Why regulators love Nuro’s self-driving delivery vehicles

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Department of Transportation, The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) “[wondered] about the description of pedestrian ‘crumple zones,’ and whether this may impact the vehicle’s crash-worthiness in the event of a vehicle-to-vehicle crash.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Intelligent Transport] Building for the future: why hyperloop could revolutionise public transport

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Virgin Hyperloop CEO Josh Giegel explains why hyperloop technology can change the way we travel forever, and reveals an increased receptiveness to the new mode of transport at a hearing he testified at last month.

Z?m CEO Ritu Narayan explains why equity and accessibility works for mobility services

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student transportation hubs speaking into walkie-talkies and wrangling clipboards as they sort passengers into gas-guzzling yellow buses. Automotive Funding Startups Transportation EC Mobility Software mobility as a service ride hailing ride-sharing Ritu Narayan transportation Zum

Lacuna raises $16 million in Series A to help cities manage mobility via digital twin

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Lacuna Technologies, a startup that helps cities create and enforce transportation policies by building and managing open-source digital tools, has raised $16 million in a Series A round, bringing the company’s total investment to $33.5

ChargerHelp co-founder, CEO Kameale C. Terry is heading to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

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Each year TechCrunch brings together founders, investors, CEOs and engineers who are working on all things transportation and mobility. Thousands of electric vehicle charging stations will be built around the country over the next decade. ChargerHelp! founded in January 2020 by Kameale C.

With $5 million in hand, The Routing Company is giving public transit authorities a ridesharing service

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alone, public transportation is a $74 billion business… and during the COVID-19 pandemic it’s a business that’s suffering greatly. James Cox spent much of his professional career at Uber trying to crack the problem of how to reduce congestion through ridesharing.

The motorcycle ride-hailing wars in Nigeria and Uganda is SafeBoda’s to lose

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When starting in Nigeria, most two-wheel ride-hailing startups begin from Lagos, the nation’s hotbed of commerce and transport. The latter is known for endorsing NURTW , a transport group known to legally extort riders daily or weekly in the city.

[Virgin Hyperloop in Urban Transport News] Hyperloop transportation projects in India

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The hyperloop transportation system is an untested but next-generation version of the public and freight transport system of the world which can make commuting faster than an airplane.

Motorway’s auction platform for second-hand cars raises $67.7M Series B led by Index Ventures

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Automotive Europe Recent Funding Startups TC Transportation auction car dealership car sales danny rimer Farfetch Index Ventures motorway smartphone transport United KingdomMotorway is a U.K.

Why Florida residents may soon be seeing jet-powered ‘flying taxis’

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According to the Orlando Business Sentinel, the proposed facility — a takeoff and landing area that would be part of Lilium’s first transportation network in the U.S. Florida is renowned for its strange news stories.

MaaS transit: The business of mobility as a service

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“What we do best is transporting large volumes of people on vehicles and managing mass transit,” said Metro Transit executive director Jessica Mefford-Miller. a San Diego-based defense and public transportation company. In 2019, St.

Berlin’s Blacklane raises $26M to expand its high-end chauffeur-driven sustainable car service

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As the Ubers of the world continue to scale, a smaller on-demand transportation startup has raised some funding in Germany, underscoring the opportunities that remain for startups in the space targeting specific service niches.

Loadsmart raises $90 million to further consolidate its one-stop freight and logistics platform

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Loadsmart offers booking for freight transportation across land, rail and through ports, all from a single online portal. Recent Funding Startups TC Transportation BlackRock Convoy leader logistics maersk transport uber freight

Autonomous trucking startup Embark to go public in $5.2B SPAC deal

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The company includes carriers Mesilla Valley Transportation and Bison Transport, and companies Anheuser-Busch InBev and HP Inc., Automotive Funding Private Equity Startups TC Transportation autonomous driving autonomous trucking embark SPAC TuSimple

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Student rideshare service HopSkipDrive raises $25M to expand and invest in electrification

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Rideshare startup HopSkipDrive raises $22M to focus on school transportation. m , another student transportation service, has a similar mission statement with a different path to market. m wins $150M from San Francisco schools to modernize and electrify student transport.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Yahoo] Are floating pods the future of transport?

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– For many, many years, there have been four modes of transportation moving humans around the globe. The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in Yahoo] Are floating pods the future of transport?

10 investors predict MaaS, on-demand delivery and EVs will dominate mobility’s post-pandemic future

TechCrunch

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t just upend the transportation industry. COVID-19 disrupted virtually every sector of the transportation industry. What is the fundraising model of success for transportation startups of the future?

Naspers co-leads $14.5M extension round in mobility startup WhereIsMyTransport

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Many people in emerging markets depend on informal public transport to move across cities. Google, Toyota Tsusho invest in WhereIsMyTransport to map transport in emerging cities. As a mobility startup, WhereIsMyTransport maps formal and informal public transport networks.

Car-sharing startup Turo has filed confidentially for an IPO

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Turo did not have a completely smooth ride during the pandemic; like other transportation startups Bird and Getaround, Turo laid off 30% of its workforce, or 108 employees, in March 2020 according to data tracker Layoffs.fyi.

Electric utility bike company Ubco scores $10M strategic investment with TPK

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” Recent Funding Startups Transportation electric utility bike micromobility TPK Holdings ubcoNew Zealand-based electric utility bike company Ubco announced a new strategic partnership with TPK Holdings, a Taiwanese electric components manufacturing company.

Z?m wants to use its electric school buses to send power back to the electrical grid

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m, the startup that provides child transportation for school districts and families, is aiming to use its fleet of electric school buses to deliver power back to the electrical grid when it’s needed most. . Startups TC Transportation autogrid electric school buses Zum

[SkyTran in Live Mint] Reliance arm raises stake in transportation firm SkyTran

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underscoring the oil-to-retail conglomerate’s ambitious plans for eco-friendly transportation systems. The post [SkyTran in Live Mint] Reliance arm raises stake in transportation firm SkyTran appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Mobility startup Plentywaka picks up $1.2M seed, acquires Ghana’s Stabus

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Africa Automotive Fundings & Exits M&A Recent Funding Startups Transportation africa Ghana Nigeria Plentywaka sosv stabus TechStars The XchangeLagos and Toronto-based mobility startup Plentywaka has raised a $1.2

Micromobility startup Voi raises $45 million to end sidewalk riding, improve safety

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Funding Recent Funding Startups TC Transportation luna series C VoiMicromobility startup Voi has raised $45 million, funds it says will be used to research and develop technology that will improve safety, keep users from riding on sidewalks and ensure scooters are properly parked.