News and stories by Paul Comfort

Paul Comfort

VP, Business Development, Trapeze Group

How private-sector vendors can successfully navigate transit agencies

How private-sector vendors can successfully navigate transit agencies

March 13, 2019

What I found in my public sector roles was that often private sector vendors did not understand how we operated nor how to interface effectively with us as the public agency.

Denmark Transits Form Demand-Response Cooperative to Cut Costs

Denmark Transits Form Demand-Response Cooperative to Cut Costs

February 6, 2019

The cooperative orchestrates the “optimal and cheapest combination of trips, originating from many different transportation authorities and different booking interfaces, utilizing vehicle resources from many different private transportation operators.”

3 Tips for Getting the Most of Meetings

3 Tips for Getting the Most of Meetings

December 21, 2018

Don’t you love a long and boring meeting at work? Probably not. I have spent a lot of my 30 years in business and government in such business meetings.

3 Lessons from Transit in Switzerland

3 Lessons from Transit in Switzerland

September 25, 2018

I recently traveled to Switzerland to see the world’s first autonomous shuttle in operation on regular fixed-route public transportation in mixed traffic and came home with three lessons.

7 Tips for Making, Saving Money for Your Transit Agency

7 Tips for Making, Saving Money for Your Transit Agency

October 31, 2017

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in thirty years about getting increased funding from your board, it’s that winners get investment. People want to invest in winners because they have already shown a propensity to get results with what they have.  

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