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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 […]


Travel and Public transit

Transit App integrates Masabi’s Justride SDK

October 11, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Masabi announced that its Justride SDK is to be integrated into Transit, the most popular public transport app in North America. Users will be able to browse fare types, make payments, and receive mobile tickets — all within the same […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Conduent launches new mobile payment app for U.S. transit

October 5, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Today, Conduent Inc. announced the Conduent Seamless® Transportation System, a secure mobile payment app, is now available to public transit agencies in the U.S. and will be on display at the annual American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo. Available to […]


Travel and Public transit

King County proposes flat fares for transit system

August 30, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Officials unveiled a proposal to simplify Seattle-based King County Metro Transit’s fares, establishing a single $2.75 fare for all adult passengers, no matter the time of day or where they travel in King County. The proposed ordinance also would increase […]


Infrastructure

Surface Transportation Board to Examine CSX Service Woes

August 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The Surface Transportation Board will hold a special session to listen to CSX Corp. and railroad shippers discuss service disruptions since May that have ratcheted up the animosity between the sides in a public war of words. Hunter Harrison, CEO […]


Impact & Regulations

Analysts Predict Spot Rates Could Soar Once ELD Mandate Goes Into Effect

August 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

When the electronic logging device mandate finally takes effect in December, freight hauling capacity will tighten and spot market rates are likely to rise, according to trucking industry analysts. The mandate could result in a 7% loss of capacity in […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Advisory group on self-driving cars stalls under Trump

August 25, 2017

Via: The Hill transportation

The government’s council on self-driving cars, which was working to speed up efforts to bring autonomous vehicles to the road, has stalled under the Trump administration. The Federal Committee on Automation held its first meeting on Jan. 16, with representatives […]


Vehicles

As Cashless Toll Roads Proliferate, So Do Rental Car Fees

August 25, 2017

Via: The Huffington Post

Traffic tends to pile up quickly on Interstate 95 as cars push south toward Washington, D.C. Electronic signs post the time it will take to reach the highway that encircles the nation’s capital and often the minutes quickly multiply. Along […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

FTA makes $226M in grants available to improve transit bus service

July 13, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $226.5 million in competitive grant funding for transit bus projects nationwide. The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program is authorized by Congress to improve the […]


Impact & Regulations

Oregon House approves $5.3B transportation funding package

July 11, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

The Oregon House approved a $5.3 billion transportation funding package designed to target congestion, public transportation, crumbling roads, and decaying bridges by a 39 to 20 vote, KGW-TV reports. The bill includes money for cities and counties to upgrade their roads, big […]