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Category: Travel & Public Transit


Travel & Public Transit

Planning for Safety, Security in Public Transport

October 16, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

As domestic and international transportation venues experience crime and terrorism, concern for transportation security is growing across transportation and rail providers and stakeholders. To operate safely and securely, transit agencies must consider how these security threats and vulnerabilities manifest locally […]


Travel & Public Transit

Mobility in Context: New York City

October 14, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

As New York City grows in population, jobs, and tourists, so too have the challenges facing the city’s mobility network. According to NYCDOT, roadways have grown increasingly congested with for-hire vehicles, which have added 36.9 million trips a year between […]


Travel & Public Transit

Train vs Plane: Which is the better way?

October 4, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

A test, on a trip from Toronto to Quebec City Woodrise is an international conference covering mass timber construction that was held this year in Quebec City, 700 km from where I live in Toronto, Canada. I wanted to cover […]


Travel & Public Transit

Charging tech key to bringing urban air mobility to the masses

September 16, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The electrification of our streets is fully engaged. But is it time to start looking up? Now that motorists are embracing EVs for the morning commute and both enterprises and transit operators are actively exploring battery-powered vehicles to replace fossil-fuel […]


Travel & Public Transit

Why are transit riders who jump fares treated so much more harshly than drivers who steal parking spaces?

September 11, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

It’s time for some fareness. In New York City, the fine for fare jumping (or as our editor found out, not having the right transfer even though she had a Metrocard) is $100. If you are a driver and don’t […]


Travel & Public Transit

New additions make TfL’s electric bus fleet largest in Europe

September 6, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that two of London’s bus routes are becoming exclusively electric, making the city’s electric bus fleet the largest in Europe. In the latest measure by the Mayor to tackle the twin dangers of the climate […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Why the Feds Want to Block a Flight-Booking Software Deal

September 4, 2019

Via: Wired

Airline-booking software is the kind of back-office technology that seems like the last thing to attract the attention of antitrust regulators. But airlines complain that the US industry leader, Sabre, is opaque, frustrating, and sometimes slow-moving. So maybe it shouldn’t […]


Travel & Public Transit

Calif.’s Metrolink hits record ridership for FY2019

August 14, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

California’s Metrolink achieved its highest annual ridership in the almost 27-year history of the agency with 11,935,356 boardings in fiscal year (FY) 2018-2019. The new record is an increase of 247,000 from the prior year and eclipses the previous record […]


Travel & Public Transit

Maryland resumes service on shuttered RailLink line

August 7, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

After stabilizing sections of eroded Light RailLink track in the Cold Spring Lane area and completing other scheduled work, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) are set to resume regular service beginning on Wednesday, between the […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Chicago set to launch Red-Purple Bypass construction this fall

August 1, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced construction for the Red-Purple Bypass is set to begin this fall, a major component of CTA’s Red Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project to rebuild the century-old rail system. The RPM Phase One project will […]