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Travel and Public transit

L.A. Metro breaks ground on improvements project

October 15, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) broke ground on the Metro Orange Line Improvements Project, which will improve bus speeds and safety, and prepare the bus rapid transit line in the San Fernando Valley for a future conversion […]


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The MTA seeks high-tech solutions for its bus and subway crisis

October 10, 2018

Via: The Verge

New York’s subways and buses are in crisis. As it copes with cascading delays, traffic congestion, and declines in ridership, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is seeking salvation from an unlikely source: the tech sector. On Wednesday, the MTA announced […]


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Public-private partnership formed to test Metra reverse-commute

October 10, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Metra has reached an agreement with business and civic groups in Lake County to share the costs of a potential two-year pilot project for two new reverse-commute trains on the Milwaukee District North Line and to work on a definitive […]


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OCTA unveils new microtransit vehicles ahead of launch

October 9, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Calif.’s Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) unveiled the vehicles that will carry passengers on the new OC Flex microtransit pilot program set to launch in two zones beginning next week. The shuttles, each capable of holding up to eight passengers, […]


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Public-Private coalition to launch AV pilot in Grand Rapids

October 1, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Nine Michigan companies and the City of Grand Rapids have come together to form a unique coalition that will place autonomous vehicles on city streets in March 2019. The Grand Rapids Autonomous Mobility Initiative is the next big step to […]


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2018 Top 100 Transit Bus Fleets Survey

September 25, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

With ridership dipping across the nation, METRO’s Top 100 Bus Fleets are looking at new technologies and ways to make bus transit the backbone of a larger multimodal system that also includes bike-share, TNCs, ride-share, and autonomous shuttles as first-, […]


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Transit Industry Survey Finds Customer Experience is Vital

September 24, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Leaders at transit agencies throughout the country crave a better passenger experience, improved modal integration, integrated apps, ride-hailing solutions under their own brand, and first- and-last mile options to connect people to transit, according to a new survey. Many also […]


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Siemen’s Self-Driving Street Car Puts Autonomous Tech on Track

September 21, 2018

Via: Wired

Of the many acronyms engineers spend their lives internalizing, few are more valuable than KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Constrain the problem, reduce the variables, and make life as easy as possible when designing novel systems — like, say, a […]


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Flying Trains and Flying Whales: Radical New Ideas for Freight Transportation

September 17, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The future of rail transportation literally may be up in the air. Entrepreneurs and engineers from around the world have proposed radical concepts for hauling freight and passengers, including a multistory flying train that is pulled through the air by […]


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Lyft’s Bid to Rule the Streets Now Includes Public Transit

September 13, 2018

Via: Wired

In today’s transportation landscape, opening the Lyft app on your phone is a sing of intent. It means that wherever you’re going, you’ve decided you won’t biking, or walking, or taking the bus. Maybe you’ll share the ride with a […]