Saturday, March 6, 2021

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...

Port Authority adds tech upgrades for bus and rail customers

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been busy. First, the authority activated WiFi service throughout the public and gate areas of...

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...

Google expands crowdsourcing to add accessibility info to maps

Google is turning to its users to help update the accessibility information in its Maps feature.Google Maps already indicates if a location is wheelchair...

MTA tests contactless payment

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) is testing a contactless payment option for commuter rail riders who are transferring to the subway. Long Island Rail Road...

Florida community to run autonomous shuttles

A new town currently under construction in southwest Florida will start running autonomous shuttles next month.Babcock Ranch will offer its 50,000 residents an array of...

Bridj to relaunch in Australia

Bridj may make a comeback in Sydney after the on-demand transportation company was acquired by an Australian transit operator. The post Bridj to relaunch in...

TfL tests system to display crowding info

Transport for London (UK) is testing software to share information with passengers about Overground train crowding in real time. The post TfL tests system to...

Phoenix teams up with Lyft for first- and last-mile services

The City of Phoenix (AZ) has teamed up with Lyft to provide discounted rides to bus stops in parts of the city. The post Phoenix...

“Disruptive Demographics” and the Future of Public Transportation

Shifting demographics, particularly an increasingly old population, will have significant impacts on the future of transportation, and public transit leaders must anticipate these impending...

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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

Public transit is one of the safest indoor spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic for a plethora of reasons. But the perception of transit’s safety...