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Public Transit GM Q&A: How are you solving the first/last mile issue?

Agency heads from Baltimore; Long Beach, Calif.; Tampa, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Oakland, Calif.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Orange County, Calif.; and Indianapolis weigh in on this hot topic.

AC Transit launches Flex service pilot project

Management & Operations| March 27, 2017

The pilot’s design employs smaller 12 seats buses (each fully-ADA compliant with Clipper Card readers and fare boxes) and offer riders the choice of which existing Line 275 bus stop they would like to begin and end their travel.

Sustainability| February 14, 2017

Consortium forming in Calif. to deploy 20 fuel-cell electric buses

Two transit agencies in California — AC Transit and the Orange County Transportation Authority — will each deploy 10 buses. New Flyer will produce the buses in conjunction with Ballard Power Systems as the fuel-cell power plant provider.

December 28, 2016

Why 'Tactical Transit' is the Next Big Thing

The raffish, worldwide movement known as tactical urbanism appears poised to take on a meatier role in improving transit in bus corridors. By providing low-cost, agile alternatives to lengthy street improvement processes, “tactical transit” has the ability to jumpstart virtuous cycles of increasing bus ridership by speeding up travel times, improving passenger experience, and enhancing overall perceptions of riding the bus.

Sustainability| November 10, 2016

New Flyer's 60-foot electric bus to be first to undergo Altoona Testing

The innovative XE60 battery-electric bus, and its sister XHE60 hydrogen fuel-cell bus, are both powered by Siemens electric motors with rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology manufactured in Michigan.

Management & Operations| September 20, 2016

AC Transit develops open source software

Open Source is a global movement that has gained acceptance as a way to produce high-quality software without the cost associated with commercial solutions.

Motorcoach| September 15, 2016

Bay Area 'tech' shuttle services growing, study says

During a three-year period (210-2014), the number of shuttle vehicles on Bay Area roadways jumped by more than 60 percent and ridership increased by 45 percent.

Management & Operations| September 1, 2016

BART ticketing AC Transit bus drivers who park at busy station

Technically, AC Transit drivers are supposed to park at a bus facility on the south side of town and take a shuttle to the BART station. They say that process can add up to an hour on each end of their day.

Security and Safety | August 15, 2016

AC Transit launches 'TipNow' passenger safety app

Using simple icons, the app enables riders to report disruptive behavior, theft, suspicious activity, vandalism or unattended packages. TipNow-AC Transit is a one-year pilot program.

Bus| July 19, 2016

AC Transit launches on-demand bus service

Riders using a desktop computer, smart phone device or traditional telephone can schedule their pick-up and desired drop-off locations: reducing their wait time, arriving at their destination faster, and increasing the overall rider experience.

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