Many of the old ways of doing business in the transit world are now in flux. Funding is not as stable as it was, ridership dropped, and full bus occupancy, once a measure of success, is now a thing to be avoided.
Today everything is changing and this requires the industry and the tools it uses to be much more agile.
Agencies are left to figure out how best to provide transit service while minimizing the spread of the virus and contending with expected drops in ridership and driver availability.
Thoughts on mobility data, climate issues, public space, ridership gains, and autonomous vehicles.
Charge times, cost and fleet size are important factors to take into account when planning how best to integrate EVs into a bus fleet.
Good shifts and rosters can improve driver retention, cost reduction, and passenger service.
Cities spend billions of dollars maintaining, upgrading, and operating their public transit networks, but this market receives remarkably short shrift in conversations about the future of mobility.
Mobility is rapidly changing, with new service offerings, electrification and an increasing impact on our basic transportation choices, from car ownership to having a major impact on public transportation ridership.
From telemarketers to fast food workers, automation can either eliminate or bolster a workforce.
Startups and legacy industries are harnessing big data to transform and revolutionize the ways their services are offered. Among the sectors sitting on the richest mines of data is public transportation, with municipalities and service providers boasting decades of data on urban transportation and mobility.