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Technology and the Transformation of Urban Transportation: 2015 U.S. Conference of Mayors

| June 30, 2015

Disruptive technologies and the new era of information sharing are helping to evolve and advance public transportation in our nation’s greatest cities. Nearly 300 mayors and government officials convened in San Francisco June 19-22 for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 83rd Annual Meeting, featuring remarks from President Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  I was invited to speak  in front of these influential government leaders to discuss “Technology and the Transformation of Urban Transportation.” This article will give readers an inside look at the conversation.

Mayor, transit officials discuss plans for Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia

Rail| June 17, 2015

With as many as two million people expected to hit the city during the event, Mayor Nutter said Philadelphians should be prepared to walk a few miles or more, since private vehicles will not be a viable option and public transportation routes and schedules will be altered for efficiency and capacity purposes.

Government Issues| June 2, 2015

S.F. officials vow to ride public transit for 22 days

The challenge, spearheaded by the advocacy group San Francisco Transit Riders, will continue until June 22 and aims to help city officials gain familiarity with public transit and inspire them to improve the experience. 

Management & Operations| May 22, 2015

Ariz. streetcar line celebrates 1 millionth customer

The passenger was greeted on board by City of Tucson’s Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Sun Link dignitaries and received an annual SunGO pass for unlimited use on the Sun Link streetcar, Sun Tran bus system and select Sun Shuttle routes.

San Francisco Mayor calls for $48M transit investment

The funding, if approved by the Board of Supervisors, would allow Muni to increase service by 10% over the next two years and the creation of 244 new job positions, with hiring beginning July 1.

Management & Operations| December 23, 2014

APTA EXPO 2014: Wealth of Public Transit Tech,Tools and Talk in Texas

The triennial event featured more than 750 global exhibitors, 60-plus buses and two mockup railcars, as well as more than 80 educational sessions.

Rail| October 23, 2014

Toronto mayoral debate focusing on transportation

The major talking point is each of the three candidates’ views on subway versus surface rail lines
Bus| September 5, 2014

Transportation key in 3 mayoral races

Major transportation projects in three cities — Austin, Texas; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. — could possibly hinge on the outcome of November's election.
Rail| August 15, 2014

Phoenix Mayor forms committee to explore transportation options

The committee will be made up of citizens and led by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former director of the Arizona DOT Mary Peters.
Bus| March 12, 2014

San Francisco proceeds with New Flyer bus purchase

The new vehicles will replace buses currently in service that are more than 20 years old and account for 40% of system wide delays, due to mechanical issues.

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