Netflix emerged in 1997 as a mail-order DVD business. Shipping DVDs by mail came with some growing pains, but ultimately did get traction by 2001, when DVDs became more popular than VHS.
In the first two articles of this series, I discussed what can be done to make public transit Americans’ first choice for getting around. I also shared how transit agencies can be effective with the windfall from the CARES Act and the bipartisan infrastructure deal. A common thread between these two ideas is the assistance provided by private industry — particularly transit operators like Keolis.
MaaS is a concept that has been around for some time now, however, there is one burning question that remains: What is the value, and for whom?
Electric scooters, bikes, and mopeds seem to be on every street corner, waiting for commuters, travelers, and those just looking to sightsee to take advantage of their convenience, affordability, and accessibility.
The past 16 months have left our heads spinning. From complete lockdown and isolation, to phased reopenings, to two summers now that have encouraged (and promoted) holiday travel to destinations throughout Europe, the mobility landscape we have learned to navigate in and around has been ever changing.
Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and sits near the coast on the west side of the country south of Norway and north of Denmark. It is a, relatively, recent city and has a 400th anniversary in 2021.
Between the recently approved U.S. Infrastructure Bill and post-lockdown ridership remaining in a state of flux, now is both a critical and an ideal time for transit agencies to re-imagine the service they provide.