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Cycling & Public Transport - Are they Really Working Together?

| May 15, 2015

London is one of the grand cities of the world and in the midst of the cycling revolution. Led by the city’s transport organization – Transport for London, but supported by more fundamental changes in the city’s society, economy and perceptions of lifestyle and mobility, cycling is “on a roll”!

Uber, Lyft have opportunity to complement local transit networks

| May 14, 2015

Tech-enabled ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft already appear to be acting as a complement to public transit. Uber analyzed its Los Angeles trip data to in this light. Over the course of a month, Uber found that 22 percent of trips taken near Metro stations took place during rush hour (between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday). This data could be telling us that people are using Uber like they might use bikeshare, as a last-mile and first-mile connection to transit.

Mobility| April 16, 2015

Dallas' DART, Uber expand partnership

The transit systems' customers can now reach the Uber app to order their car to begin or finish their transit trip through the “Events & Offers” section of the GoPass app. Both apps are available for Android and Apple smartphones through Google Play or the App Store.

Mobility| February 6, 2015

Bay Area public transportation usage decreasing

With more people riding Bay Area Rapid Transit and Caltrain rail lines and fewer using Bay Area buses, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is unable to explain why the trend is occurring, however, service cuts and sprawling growth in suburban areas were cited as possible factors.

Mobility| February 5, 2015

DART, Zipcar partnership adds vehicles at rail station

The availability of Zipcar allows members increased access to these communities and encourages the use of public transportation by providing a cost-effective and convenient travel option for transit riders whose destination is not easily reached by other means from the DART station.

Mobility| December 30, 2014

Boston celebrates big year in transportation

New additions in 2014 included the introduction of several rideshare programs, such as Uber, as well as the car share-taxi hybrid Flywheel and Bridj — an Uber-like commuter bus service.

Mobility| December 22, 2014

Startups tap technology to create 'smart routes' to provide greater mobility options

With smart phones, sharing our location can be as easy as logging into an app. And, pop-up transit companies like Bridj and Shift are taking advantage of this data and creating a flexible transit system that comes to the customer instead of vice versa.

Mobility| August 19, 2014

Topeka transit to add bike-sharing as 'route extension'

Each $1,250 bike, provided by bike-sharing start up Social Bicycles, has an onboard transaction computer, so customers can check out and pay for the bike.
Mobility| January 24, 2014

TriMet partners with Zipcar to offer ‘last mile’ option

The agency will add a total of six Zipcars at three TriMet Park and Ride locations along its rail lines.
Mobility| August 27, 2013

Electric driverless shuttle to service Singapore campus

The robotic driverless electric vehicle, Navia, developed by Induct, can carry up to eight passengers and was designed to complement conventional transport by taking care of the “last mile."

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