Blogs

February 19, 2020 - Transit Dispatches

How high-tech tools can help improve transit access and accessibility

People with disabilities continue to list transportation as either the number one or number two barrier to employment and full social participation.

February 12, 2020 - Transit Dispatches

When considering free-fare transit, conduct a thorough analysis

Operators must ask themselves if they have the capacity to absorb the revenue loss as well as support an increase in ridership and service.

February 11, 2020 - Safety Corner

Must lives be lost before feds fix FMVSS 302?

In bus interiors, the key combustible components are seating materials, and the federal regulations for seat cushioning and covers are grossly insufficient and outdated for fire safety.

January 28, 2020 - Transit Dispatches

Will making transit free make people want to ride more?

While it can certainly reduce barriers to access, we can’t overlook the reality that many cities are currently operating transit systems that don’t meet the needs of their citizens.

January 27, 2020 - Transit Dispatches

How 3 transportation trends shaped last decade, will affect the next

Opportunity to form a more connected, more efficient, and more environmentally and socially mindful mobility structure.

January 23, 2020 - Transit Dispatches

Hire me because I'm the best, not because I'm a woman

My name is Laura Wilbanks and I'm the chief marketing officer for Thomson Reuters. I have over 25 years’ deep marketing experience...

January 21, 2020 - Transit Dispatches

How transit agencies can leverage new mobility

To help solve connectivity gaps, potentially win back transit riders/ expand to a broader market, and propel a culture shift toward multi-modalism.

January 14, 2020 - Transit Dispatches

Understanding how customers feel about paratransit will help us fix it

Virtually every transit agency has a few angry customers, and I used to be one. I depended on transit and when it failed, it was maddening.

January 14, 2020 - Transit Dispatches

A transit employer’s duty to bargain over automation: Potential topics

Decisions on subcontracting, partial shutdown, layoffs, reassignment, and changes to the bargaining unit provide guidance.

January 6, 2020 - Transit Dispatches

What's the forecast for public transit tech trends in 2020?

Is this the beginning of the end for design-build procurements, and will Mobility as a Service move away from city mega-apps?

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