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August 24, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

The Challenges, Opportunities of Operating University Campus Shuttle Services

Many institutions offer bus and shuttle services to provide transportation for students and staff, and they face the same challenges of providing consistently high rider satisfaction levels that municipal transit authorities and operators do.

August 21, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

How Tech Can Help Transit Unlock Microtransit's Opportunities - Pt. 3

The right technology has the potential to positively impact the entire family of services for many transit agencies, as well as the ways in which riders use the transit services.

August 7, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

What to Consider When Integrating Private Microtransit Service - Pt. 2

It’s important to look at the potential impact to your fixed-route service. One way of doing that is putting some thoughtful business rules or a radius around the microtransit service.

July 25, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

A Creative Approach to Establishing a Transit System's Safety Culture

Safety must be the top priority of all transportation organizations. Establishing an environment in which everyone — employees and the public — makes safety their first thought before performing any task requires creativity.

July 2, 2018 - From the Editor's

Lest we forget, we are all human beings

As you may know, I like to use this column to draw attention to transportation-related issues that are important to me, such as climate change, accessibility, and innovation.

June 26, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

Microtransit and Designing for Integrated Mobility – Pt. 1

Transit agencies across the country are experiencing explosive growth in demand for accessible transit ridership. A key driver of this increased demand is an aging population that is bringing new mobility challenges ...

June 12, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

Transit Investment Feeds Economic Boom, Resulting in New Funding Needs

Investment in mass transit leads to many rewards — for the region served by a transportation authority; for the passengers who use transit to get to work, school, appointments, shopping and recreational destinations; and for communities located near transportation stations and hubs.

June 11, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

Electric Bikeshare: Expanding the Possibilities of Public Transportation

It’s increasingly apparent that even the most extensive public transit systems still fall short in providing end-to-end solutions that cover the complex transportation needs of residents in many American cities. To address this issue, city planners are turning to a mutually beneficial solution that helps cities, commuters and private businesses:

June 6, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

The State of Retirement for Transportation, Material Moving Workers

The economy largely depends on the transportation industry to keep people, and things, on track. Workers in this industry employ seven percent of America’s workforce and are expected to grow six percent by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

May 23, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

How to Ensure New Mobility Services Make City Life Better, Not Worse

A recent headline in the Chicago Tribune read: “Driverless cars may make traffic worse, not better.” The same week, the BBC ran a story titled, “How the internet is clogging up city streets.”

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