When it comes to designing transit and transportation solutions that reduce traffic congestion and improve on-time arrival rates, we seem to have a problem. It seems we are focused on all the wrong things.
Access to reliable transportation ensures that older adults and people with disabilities living in rural areas are able to get the healthcare they need.
The aim is to better understand rider behavior, reduce illegal parking and pavement riding, and harvest granular data to assist planners and policymakers looking to identify infrastructure gaps.
The UITP Global Congress was in Barcelona in early June 2023. It has been a long journey to get to get to the 64th UITP Congress, with a number of postponements, and ultimately, the cancellation of the last Congress that was scheduled to be held in Melbourne due to the pandemic.
Violence against New York City bus and subway workers is up 29% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Los Angeles, assaults on bus and train drivers have risen 24% since 2021. And in Minneapolis, crime on public transportation is up 66% in the first quarter of 2023 alone.
Long before the effects of COVID-19, the public transit industry saw a shortage of vehicle operators and maintainers. During the Covid era, that shortage became more acute — to the extent that many systems have curtailed service due to a lack of staff.
Upcoming rail projects will tend to have similar components, but they will differ in size and type. Planning documents indicate that commonalities will include enhancing operations, acquiring new technology, and initiating ways to efficiently accommodate more riders.