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Reimagining the Public Transportation Rider Experience for the Digital Age

| July 19, 2017

Transit systems move millions of people each day, getting us to where we need to go, influencing our moods, and shaping our collective stories. But, faced with fluctuating ridership, uncertain budgets, and the sky-high expectations of a digital savvy customer — open app, get car — how can centuries-old transit systems keep up?

LA Metro considering ridesharing-like microtransit option

Management & Operations| July 18, 2017

Unlike Uber or Lyft, Metro's plan would provide vans instead of cars and pick-ups would include more than one person.

University| July 6, 2017

Study finds compatibility key to ridesharing success

The University of Waterloo research used social media analytics, algorithms, and computer simulation to match would-be carpoolers with people driving to work.

Management & Operations| June 19, 2017

Cleveland RTA launches vanpool with Enterprise

The cost-neutral program called VanShare is open to those drivers and riders who are residents of Cuyahoga County, or who have a destination in Cuyahoga County.

Electric and driverless vehicles won’t cut it without shared mobility, report says

Without a concurrent shift away from private vehicle ownership and toward ride sharing, the potential for electric, autonomous vehicles to reduce traffic and sprawl are severely limited.

Management & Operations| April 27, 2017

Profile: Susan Shaheen, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center

Susan is an expert on the subject of carsharing. Today, we are using Lyft to travel from her office to the Downtown Berkeley BART station, where we will take the subway to have lunch in the Financial District of San Francisco.

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.

Management & Operations| March 14, 2017

N.C.'s CATS looking to add mobile ticketing for light rail line

Plans to begin testing the app in the spring, and hopes it will make it easier for it to partner with rideshare companies like Uber on so-called “first mile/last mile” trips.

March 7, 2017

Untangling the jumbled path towards the ultimate connected city

Smartphone owners feel connected much of the time, for better or worse. But shouldn’t that be the goal for physical movement as well, to be literally that connected — with a transportation system that could take one anywhere at any time? That’s a big ask. But what’s exciting is how realistic the vision is for cities that dramatically alter outdated transportation planning.

Government Issues| February 23, 2017

Pittsburgh Mayor announces hire for new mobility and infrastructure dept.

The department will work with residents and external stakeholders on multi-agency projects; integrate technology into transportation initiatives; and further prepare the city for "shared mobility" options.

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