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Public transit users reduce crash risk by more than 90%, APTA study says

Management & Operations| September 8, 2016

In the study, “The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution: Public Transportation,” authors reveal that transit-oriented communities are five times safer because they have about one-fifth the per capita traffic casualty rate (fatalities and injuries) as automobile-oriented communities.

Chicago's Metra to conduct 1-year fare study

Rail| July 27, 2016

California-based Four Nines Technologies’ scope of work includes determining opportunities and costs of potential fare structure changes and developing a model that can help Metra evaluate those potential changes.

Mobility| July 21, 2016

Secretary Foxx urges more rigorous review of autonomous vehicle tech

His remarks at a self-driving convention comes a few weeks after government regulators revealed a 40-year-old man died in May after his Tesla car crashed into a truck while using a semi-autonomous feature called "Autopilot."

Management & Operations| July 5, 2016

Public transit, training crucial to connecting unemployed with jobs

The new study analyzes such employment mismatches in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area and examines the potential of a new approach that integrates transit planning and workforce development.

Rail| June 29, 2016

Study of subway 'bugs' aimed to improve public health

Harvard researchers collected samples from three MBTA subway lines, including swabbing seats, seat backs, walls, vertical and horizontal poles, and hanging grips inside train cars.

Rail| June 17, 2016

Rail systems turn to improved infrastructure, tech to combat fare evaders

To stem revenue losses from passengers not paying fares, two transit agencies are implementing new solutions to limit, and hopefully, eliminate fare evaders on their rail systems.

Government Issues| March 11, 2016

APTA: Investment in public transportation will deliver double the return

The "Public Transportation's Role in the Knowledge Economy" study looks at the economic impact of public transportation in select regions and does a deeper dive into how public transit supports emerging tech scenes in three areas.

Accessibility| December 14, 2015

Calif. agency's paratransit employees earn 8% pay increase

The Lake Transit Authority board unanimously approved the pay raise after it heard the findings of a survey that asked what public transportation in similar counties were paying their workers.

Management & Operations| November 17, 2015

Survey finds cost effectiveness, productivity most appreciated benefits of public transportation

HNTB's America THINKS survey, “Why Americans use public transportation,” finds that transit users in the last year have taken this option over driving because it is more convenient (30%), reduces their carbon footprint (23%), is quicker than driving (20%) and safer (16%).

Bus| November 10, 2015

Calif.'s VTA, Google team for transportation study

Will include an analysis of possible mass transit connections to the North Bayshore area, including a light rail connection from the NASA/Bayshore station, new bridge crossings over Stevens Creek, and the development and/or application of new technologies.

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