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By Paul Mackie |
June 4, 2014 | Comments (5)
I’ve been enjoying danah boyd’s book titled It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. She is a researcher from Microsoft, New York University and Harvard who toured the country for the past several years interviewing teens about why they seem so addicted to social media and whether they are destroying their brains and their lives in the process. Her findings are basically that the kids are alright and it’s probably the parents who are crazy.
By Amy Snyder |
September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)
Super fans, transit geeks, bus nerds — whatever you want to call them — find Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District on social media platforms. This pool of repeat socializers is handy for projects such as the transit system’s recent website redesign and recruiting riders to help assess the performance of the CAD/AVL system after an equipment upgrade.
By Heather Redfern |
January 16, 2013 | Comments (1)
In this age of smartphones, tablets, Twitter, Facebook and other social media, rapid transit has taken on a new meaning. Passengers not only want to get to their destinations fast, they want information about their trips in an instant. To answer customers’ demands of immediacy, transportation organizations across the country have taken to using a variety of methods to disseminate details as quickly as possible.
Marcia Ferranto is President/CEO of WTS International.
Joe Zavisca is an independent consultant specializing in paratransit service.
Paul Mackie is communications director at Mobility Lab, a leading U.S. voice of “transportation demand management.”
Rob Taylo is founder/CEO of SinglePoint Communications, an exclusive U.S. distributor of WiFi in Motion.
Zack Shubkagel is partner and creative director for the San Francisco office of Willoughby Design, a strategic branding and design firm.
Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.
Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.
The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.
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