Saturday, March 6, 2021

Megacities Commit to Zero-Emission Bus Technology

Twelve big-city mayors from across the globe recently committed to ensuring a fossil-fuel-free future, and they hope to do so by, among other measures,...

New York MTA to Scrap Iconic MetroCard

Say goodbye to New York’s yellow, bendable, unmistakable MetroCard, which riders have used to swipe through subway turnstiles and board buses for over 20...

Voters Approve Swaths of Transit-Related Ballot Measures in Local, State Elections

On November 7, 2017, voters from across the county approved a wide range of transit-related ballot measures in local and state elections, a sign...

New tool measures mobility based on address

TransitScreen, which provides real-time information displays for near-by transportation options, has launched a tool to measure local mobility for any address in the U.S. or Canada.MobilityScore...

Dallas Transit Failing Neediest Residents, Study Finds

A study recently presented to members of the City of Dallas Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure and Sustainability Committee highlights several pitfalls and inefficiencies in the...

Citymapper tests shared-taxi service in London

Uber may soon be out of the picture, but Londoners have another transportation option.Transit mobile application Citymapper is teaming with Gett, the UK’s black cab booking...

New York MTA’s Incoming Fare Payment System Sparks Security, Privacy Concerns

For over twenty years, New Yorkers have swiped the iconic MetroCard to pay their transit fares and board trains and buses. Last month, however,...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: Via will provide first-/last-mile connections for LA Metro and Muni's real-time information signs flicker briefly to life. The...

Arcadis Study Ranks World’s Most Mobile Cities

Hong Kong leads the world in sustainable mobility, and New York City’s transit system, particularly with regards to its popularity and reliability, bests that...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed last week: MTA etiquette campaign is not working for some, Las Vegas outfits bus for public engagement, and...

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Unsafe streets in marginalized communities leads to inequitable traffic enforcement

Equitable enforcement of traffic rules is a major national discussion. But under-discussed is the role dangerously-designed streets play in putting Black and brown people...

It’s go time: Launching our Month of Action

With Congress writing long-term transportation policy this month, we need to make sure that this bill doesn’t continue the broken status quo. We need...

House-passed COVID relief bill increases emergency funding for transit construction grants

Local governments’ budgets have been decimated by the pandemic. Yet the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program—the main federal program for funding new transit construction—counts...

The CDC needs to do more to show the public that transit is safe

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