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Category: Travel and Public transit


Travel and Public transit

Amtrak launches new mobile app for N.Y. Penn Station

December 14, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Amtrak launched FindYourWay, a real-time customer information beacon technology-enabled app, for exclusive use inside New York Penn Station. The app provides real-time gate, train, and boarding information for Amtrak customers and also helps direct passengers throughout the station to find […]


Travel and Public transit

Publisher’s Perspective: Transit seeking ways to combat declining bus ridership

December 1, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

This past May, I discussed factors that may be contributing to a disturbing trend in recent years — declining bus patronage — and ways to combat it. We know that it is not confined to bus operations, as some rail […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Railroads Must Modernize, Industry Consultant Says

November 30, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The Class I railroads have rebounded in 2017, but volumes remain far below what they were decades ago, and if the industry hopes to return to its heyday, executives must re-examine how to offer 21st century solutions, according to a […]


Infrastructure, Travel and Public transit

Amtrak continues next phase of Penn Station infrastructure work

November 15, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Amtrak is announcing a series of track renewal projects in New York Penn Station as part of the Infrastructure Renewal program. While the bulk of the renewal work for 2018 will occur on weekends, there will be a series of […]


Travel and Public transit

Do hydrogen powered trains make sense?

November 14, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

The Province of Ontario, Canada is looking at introducing hydrogen-powered commuter trains, as part of its commitment to get off diesel and go electric. Does this make sense? For a very long time, I have been skeptical of hydrogen as […]


Travel and Public transit

LA Metro approves Talgo option to overhaul heavy rail vehicles

November 1, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

During the October 26, 2017 regular meeting, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ( Metro) Board exercised the option to have Talgo overhaul the remaining 36 of the 74 heavy rail vehicles (HRV’s) for an amount of $18.3 million. […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

12 big cities commit to electric-only buses & fossil-fuel-free zones

October 26, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

The recent rapid grown in electric car sales is a positive sign for our environment, but it leaves two major problems: 1) Electric cars are still cars, and car-centric development is extremely problematic. 2) Personal vehicles make up just under […]


Travel and Public transit

LA looks to Rideshare to build the future of public transit

October 24, 2017

Via: Wired

BACK IN YE olden times, beckoning a ride with a phone tap was for the 1-ish percent. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he launched his world-shaking app back in 2009 so he could look über-rich and powerful. “We just […]


Travel and Public transit

Could Telecommuting Reinvigorate the American Dream?

October 21, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

George Jetson had a flying car. Yet he still commuted to work. Even though the Jetsons lived in a world where everyone teleconferenced, and even saw the doctor via telemedicine, it still didn’t occur to the Jetsons’ creators that people […]


Travel and Public transit

Is Uber killing transit?

October 16, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

It has long been a concern that if the roads are flooded with Uber and Lyft cars, will people switch from transit? Will it increase congestion? Now, a new study from UC Davis shows that people are indeed switching. Angie […]