Thursday, March 4, 2021

Alexa, where’s my bus?

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (CA) has integrated real-time transit information and traffic conditions with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. The post Alexa, where’s my...

Counting scofflaws in bus and bike lanes

A NYC computer programmer developed an algorithm to document the number of vehicles blocking bus and bike lanes on a city block. The post Counting...

VTA uses cameras to collect tech shuttle data

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is using cameras to track corporate shuttles after local business groups declined to share data. The post VTA uses...

LA council approves car-sharing program

The Los Angeles City Council approved a pilot program for fixed-space and point-to-point car-sharing. The post LA council approves car-sharing program appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

APTA: GOP Tax Plans Fall Short on Key Transit Issues

On behalf of his organization’s more than 1,500 members, Richard White, acting president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), recently issued...

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...

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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

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

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

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