Public Transportation

bicycle and transit lane
News November 01, 2018
Two traffic lanes will be designated for bicyclists and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses on a mile-long stretch of Halsted Street on the Near North Side of the city under a pilot program launching Thursday.   Beginning this week, a shared curbside lane in each direction of Halsted between...
public transportation
News October 11, 2018
Almost nine in 10 Americans, 86%, believe government should help fund public transportation, according to the findings of a new HNTB Corp. America THINKS national public opinion survey.   While this belief is held most strongly among Americans living in urban areas (92%), 85% of suburban...
Mobility-as-a-Service for small urban and rural communities

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Article October 05, 2018
According to the MaaS Alliance, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) puts customers at the center of transport services, offering them tailor-made mobility solutions based on their individual needs. MaaS integrates and sells mobility services in real-time information primarily by app. Currently, there are...
bus route suspensions
News July 31, 2018
Metro Transit, the primary public transportation provider in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in Minnesota, is indefinitely suspending trips along dozens of bus routes beginning Tuesday, July 31, citing a growing shortage of bus drivers.   The state’s largest bus operator announced the cancellations...
public transportation funding
News March 15, 2018
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) raised concern over the small amount of transit projects that received Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) last week.   APTA urged the department to...
Transit projects
News February 14, 2018
The Trump administration’s proposed budget for fiscal 2019 would leave cities and states on the hook for billions of dollars in spending on public transportation projects that are already underway.   The $4.4 trillion budget proposal rolled out this week would cut several grant programs funded by...
autonomous transportation
News February 13, 2018
Next Transportation, which recently launched at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, introduced a new form of autonomous, electric transportation that uses swarming modular pods that connect and disconnect while transporting passengers, organizing riders based on upcoming...
multimodal projects
News February 09, 2018
Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that 45 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian, and ports and waterways projects will benefit communities in 22 counties through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund.   The $41.5 million investment follows PennDOT's...
transportation improvements
News January 31, 2018
Cincinnati officials have struck a major deal with Uber aimed at improving the region’s transportation system using the ride-sharing service’s data-gathering abilities as they create the Cincinnati Mobility Lab.   The lab will share data, conduct studies and talk with employers in order to craft...
Public transit
News January 03, 2018
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) announced the cooperative statewide procurement of Mobileye Shield+ Driver Assistance System (DAS) technology for all public transportation providers in Virginia.   As part of a $450,000 pilot program, DRPT is also providing funding...
Seattle installs protected bike lanes downtown
News September 01, 2017
This month, the Seattle Department of Transportation will be installing protected bike lanes on two of its busiest downtown streets. The lanes will cover six blocks of Pike Street and Pine Street between 2nd Avenue and 8th Avenue.   According to DOT officials, traffic signals in these areas will be...
Public transportation
News August 16, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced an opportunity to apply for $7 million in federal funding for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to improve safety for public transportation workers and passengers. The Safety Research...
Bay Area bus agencies look to Uber, Lyft to connect riders to transit
News June 06, 2016
Rather than viewing companies like Uber and Lyft as competition, several Bay Area bus agencies are looking to partner with the ride-hailing services instead.   Bus operators are hoping to solve what they call the first- and last-mile problem: getting riders, especially ones in more suburban...
Public transportation
News May 04, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced an opportunity to apply for $8 million in federal funding for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to mobility issues in public transportation.   The program, known as the Mobility on...
New app offers alternative public transit in Kansas City
News March 08, 2016
Kansas City launched a one-year pilot program, which is a mix bus and ride sharing services. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) merged with urban technology company Bridj to create a faster and customized mode of transportation.  KCATA is using 10 locally made Ford vans to...
News February 10, 2016
A proposed passenger rail line linking Fort Worth, Texas, with Atlanta, Ga., is in the works for the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority and is projected to open in three years.   The rail line will span 815 miles between the two major cities and will not be a high-speed rail with a top...
News February 08, 2016
New Jersey Transit and its unions are preparing to go on strike March 13 over pay and health benefits, effectively shutting down train service, crippling the region’s transportation system. The impending strike would make it impossible for New York and New Jersey area commuters to get to work.  ...
News February 05, 2016
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $2.5 billion plan this week to run an electric streetcar system along the city’s waterfront between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn, stretching some 16 miles over all.   The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will be the one of the largest urban...
News February 04, 2016
After five years of unsuccessful negotiations with NJ Transit, a coalition of 17 rail unions appears to be on the brink of what is being called a “soft strike” in next month. The last NJ Transit work stoppage took place in March 1983, when employees walked off for 34 days.   The rail unions have...
D.C. Metro issued federal order to address 200+ safety issues on system
News December 17, 2015
The Federal Transit Administration this week ordered Washington D.C. Metro to address a list of more than 200 safety issues, some of which date back to 2000, that agency officials were aware of but may not have resolved. Such issues range from the small (out-of-date fire extinguishers) to the...
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