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Travel and Public transit

Boston’s MBTA improves real-time information for subway service

April 23, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has improved subway arrival predication times on MBTA.com and select smartphone applications. Following last month’s announcement of improved prediction times and train locations for Commuter Rail, this latest improvement to the MBTA’s real-time information, […]


Travel and Public transit

Bombardier secures Maryland Transit rail services contract

March 26, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Bombardier Transportation signed a five-year extension to its current contract with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to provide operations and maintenance services for the Brunswick and Camden Lines of the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Rail System. The contract extension […]


Shipping

IEA: US to Dominate Global Oil Supply in Next 5 Years

March 6, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The United States is set to take over the throne as the world’s largest oil producer in the next five years, overpowering OPEC countries. Over the next three years, gains from the United States alone will cover 80 pct of […]


Travel and Public transit

Uber and Lyft Might Not Be Ruining the American City

January 31, 2018

Via: Wired

THIS IS HOW quickly transportation has changed in urban America. In July 2010, a service called UberCab went live in San Francisco—that’s fewer than eight years ago. Washington, DC’s Capital Bikeshare, the country’s largest bike-sharing program, really got off the […]


Travel and Public transit

Mobility-On-Demand: The Future of Transportation

December 26, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft have been largely viewed as a threat to public transportation agencies, stealing customers and much-needed revenue. These fears are not unfounded. An October report by the University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation […]


Travel and Public transit

Bombardier, Metrolinx reach new light rail vehicle agreement

December 22, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Bombardier agreed to amend the contract terms with Toronto’s Metrolinx to produce light rail vehicles for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system on-time. The move resets the relationship with Metrolinx under its new leadership, and provides a clear […]


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 […]


Vehicles

The Liability of Location Tracking in Field Service

November 7, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

In Ridley Scott’s Alien, there’s a scene in which Tom Skerrit’s character, Dallas, attempts to hunt down the titular creature as it slinks through their spaceship’s duct system (Why would a spaceship have a huge duct system? I don’t know). […]


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

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 […]