Posts tagged with 'transit agencies'
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Real-Time Transit Data Is Good for People and Cities. What’s Holding This Technology Back?
People with access to real-time transit information have been shown to spend 15 percent less time waiting at bus stops than people without this information. Additionally, a study of Chicago’s bus routes found that access to real-time transit information increased ...
Open Payment Systems to Ease Transit Commuting
Open Payment Systems to Ease Transit Commuting
Washington, D.C. Metro riders will soon be able to add value to their SmarTrip cards online. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a pilot program in July, testing the idea of online management of SmarTrip cards. Now the pilot ...
Transit Billboards Boost Literacy in Mexico
Transit Billboards Boost Literacy in Mexico
In an effort to improve literacy, Mexico’s largest book retailer, Librerías Gandhi, partnered with Mexico City’s transportation authority to place billboards featuring excerpts from Franz Kafka’s short story, “The Bridge.” The campaign consists of 13 billboards along Mexico City’s yellow ...
2011 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award: Last Day for Nominations
2011 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award: Last Day for Nominations
The Sustainable Mobility Award by Volvo Buses supports progressive and practical steps in creating positively engaging sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life. The award is an effort to engage all stakeholders in public transportation by encouraging a dialogue ...
New Report: Crisis Mode for No-Vehicle Households?
New Report: Crisis Mode for No-Vehicle Households?
A new report from the Brookings Institution shows transit systems in Atlanta, Dallas and Houston do the poorest job of reaching households without cars. The report, “Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households,” identifies disadvantaged groups and calls on policymakers to improve ...
Are Transportation Agencies Actually Reading What's Said Online?
Are Transportation Agencies Actually Reading What's Said Online?
Do transportation agencies keep up with conversations in blogs and social media? The answer is generally yes, but it’s not so systematic. It’s likely an employee is checking Twitter updates occasionally, writing back when possible, expanding an agency’s social media ...