Blogs

October 21, 2019 - Transit Dispatches

Cities look to where the future lies with bus rapid transit

BRT represents a significant enhancement from traditional bus service, and capital costs can be as little as $10 million per mile.

October 15, 2019 - From the Editor's

Transit can't ignore the benefits linked to offering free fares

Six years ago, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, became “the world's first" to introduce free public transport for all its residents.

October 8, 2019 - Transit Dispatches

Toronto 'smart city' plan setting a precedent in approach to mobility

Aims to set standards which ensure that no matter where you are, you have access to a variety of transport modes within a certain distance.

October 1, 2019 - Transit Dispatches

Want to attract young talent to your city? Start thinking transit

Research suggests that when looking for a place to settle, the most important criteria for those aged 24 to 44 is easy access to transit.

September 24, 2019 - Safety Corner

Zero tolerance of workplace harassment: Striking the right balance

One of the important lessons for employers from the #MeToo movement is that their employees expect them to do more than they have in the past to prevent workplace harassment.

September 17, 2019 - Transit Dispatches

Delivering 'clear, consistent message' during bus operator training key

Until this is the norm, confusion, frustration, and discouragement will set in and compromise the best efforts of a new candidate.

September 11, 2019 - Transit Dispatches

Unique solutions replace frequency vs. coverage debate

The way I see it, that’s the same as asking if you want an ice cream shop in your town to serve you faster or if you would you like them in more locations.

September 10, 2019 - Transit Dispatches

Amid automation trend, here's why we still need bus drivers

The driverless option will severely impact the four million commercial drivers working in the U.S., according to a 2014 Goldman Sachs report. These figures suggest the loss of 25,000 jobs per month during the height of the autonomous vehicles saturation into the industry.

September 4, 2019 - Transit Dispatches

Mind the Gap: Best practices in bus headway management

“Keeping vehicles spaced evenly on high-frequency routes is sort of like fighting forest fires..."

September 2, 2019 - Transit Dispatches

How leading adventure travel tours led me to transportation innovation

My stint in Spain in 2005 lit a fire under me to travel the globe, and I decided that living abroad was something I could see myself doing...

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