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Driverless vehicles and the future of public transit

Technology| August 15, 2017

To remain relevant, transit agencies must have a vision for the future, including the role that driverless technology will play.

Former Chicago, D.C. transportation official joins TransLoc

Technology| August 8, 2017

Gabe Klein has held key positions in both the public and private sectors, and has been a leading voice for leveraging the use of data and technology to integrate mobility systems at the city and regional levels.

August 2, 2017

Understanding Streetcar Costs, Funding, Operations and Partnerships

On a per-mile, capital cost basis, streetcar systems typically cost more than bus systems, but less than light rail (LRT). One of the biggest contributors to this difference is right-of-way: streetcars and buses typically run within an existing roadway and thus require minimal property acquisition...

Sustainability| June 23, 2017

LA Metro votes to buy 295 CNG buses

The buses will replace aging vehicles in Metro's fleet and reduce the use of regular natural gas and diesel.

Government Issues| June 23, 2017

Profile: Jeremy Johnson-Miller, Mobility Coordinator, Iowa Department of Transportation

Upon graduation, he accepted a grant-funded position at an agency in Warren County, outside of Des Moines, that helped low-income people find housing. Speaking with his clients, he saw first-hand the connection between transit and housing, healthcare, job, and educational opportunities.

Management & Operations| June 14, 2017

Profile: Jeff Meilbeck, GM/CEO, Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority

When Jeff Meilbeck was 17, he left Chicago to study Outdoor Recreation at Southern Illinois University — the farthest he could get away from the city while still paying in-state tuition. He wanted to be an outward bound instructor...

Management & Operations| June 13, 2017

STV, RK&K to consult for Fairfax BRT

Will work on the development of station, vehicle, and guideway design, as well as prepare a financial implementation program.

Management & Operations| May 22, 2017

Calif.'s GCTD breaks ground on ops, maintenance facility

The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.

Government Issues| March 30, 2017

Calif.'s $52B budget proposes fee boost to pay for public transit

The deal, which could be voted on by the legislature as soon as next week, isn’t perfect but long overdue, said Gov. Brown.

March 16, 2017

Breaking the mold in the quest for the ultimate connected city

Transportation should be viewed like a smartphone. It should allow everyone to be connected to opportunities throughout the rest of society, at reasonable and low cost. And a ride-hailing partnership with transit is a crucial example of how local governments can catch up and be responsive in a fast-moving world of technology-driven transportation options.

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