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Modeling Future Mobility: New Challenges Demand a Broader Scope

Connected and autonomous vehicles could represent a breakthrough in surface transportation with potentially profound implications for land use, travel behavior, transportation investments, safety, and economic productivity.

How Will the Sharing Economy Affect Public Transit?

| August 2, 2016

Everywhere, evidence reveals how we’re moving into a less-consumptive, sharing-based society. Whether it’s people’s homes, torrent files or a car ride downtown, sharing is in. As environmentally conscious and economically prudent reducers and re-users, millennials are choosing non-traditional forms of transportation. This behavior has already had a huge impact on the way the transit industry is planning for its future.

Rail| March 30, 2016

93% of young professionals support Hampton Roads light rail extension

The chair of tHRive told The Virginian-Pilot that light rail needs to be looked at as an investment, not a cost, and that public transportation investments should be discussed in tandem with maintaining roads.

Bus| October 5, 2015

2015 Top 100 Transit Bus Fleets Survey

While ridership continues to grow across the industry, many transit agencies are focused on ways to grow millennial usage, including the addition of USB charging stations, Wi-Fi, and real-time bus arrival technologies, as well as targeted advertising and marketing campaigns.  

Management & Operations| September 22, 2015

KCATA to offer Wi-Fi on all buses by 2016

The agency started offering Wi-Fi services in early 2014, but it was only available on the MAX routes operating on Main Street and Troost Avenue, plus 22 other Metro buses.

Bus| July 31, 2015

BusCon 2015 to offer perspective on the bus industry’s fastest growing customer base

This event offers one location where anyone involved with buses, including public transit and private companies, can meet to build business connections, learn from successful leaders in the field and discover new solutions to the everyday challenges they face.

November 20, 2014

Engaging Young Riders is Key to Transit’s Continued Growth

The number of younger people getting drivers’ licenses has continually declined since 1996 and that adults between the ages of 20 to 30 are more likely to stay in cities rather than move to suburbs, according to the United States Public Interest Research Group. This data, then, would indicate that the millennial generation (the largest generation) is a major contributor to the surge in ridership transportation organizations across the country are experiencing.
Accessibility| September 18, 2014

New report reveals what Americans want from public transit

Riders of all ages and in all regions place the greatest value on factors like travel time, proximity, cost, and reliability above safety, frequency, and perks like Wi-Fi when choosing whether or not to take public transportation.
Rail| September 3, 2014

Hoosier State Line plans to add service to boost ridership

A spokesmen for Corridor Capital, the private company set to manage the Indianapolis-to-Chicago line, added there is a growing pool of prospective riders, including so-called millennials, who would prefer the train if they‘re persuaded the service is adequate.
June 4, 2014

Are Fearful, Lurking Parents a Reason for Uninspired Transportation Choice?

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.

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