New book to look at 'future of public transportation'

Posted on February 24, 2020

A new book “The Future of Public Transportation” written by transit industry leader Paul Comfort and over 40 top public transit leaders, futurists, and associations is being released March 1, 2020.

The book examines the coming technological revolution in public transportation with game-changing new mobility options such as autonomous vehicles on regular bus routes; hyperloop and high speed trains; and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) smartphone apps allowing passengers to plan, pay for, and subscribe to a full menu of traditional public transit and private microtransit options for their travel.

The books explains how cities are rebooting their bus networks and will further regulate and optimize the rampant expansion of e-bikes and scooters and add mobile public transit fare paying options, such as via smartphone, tap and go credit cards, and even wearable fare payment jewelry. The book not only explains what is currently in use, but also and what’s coming next.

Among the 40-plus contributors to the book are Paul Skoutelas, CEO of the American Public Transportation Association; Marco D’Angelo, CEO of the Canadian Urban Transportation Association; Rob Puentes, CEO of the ENO Center for Public Transportation Association; Scott Bogren, CEO of the Community Transportation Association of America; MJ Maynard, CEO of the Regional Transportation Commissionin Las Vegas; and Phil Verster, CEO of Metrolinx in Toronto.

“The Future of Public Transportation” will be released in March 1, 2020 on and is now available for pre-order for only $.99 for until March 14, 2020 for e-book download.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Ford Mobility team offers support to transit agencies in response to COVID-19

Beyond offering access to demand response software, the company's transit innovators are offering essential transit planning support during this time of uncertainty.

Moovit launches on-demand service to transport essential workers

The new solution has already been implemented in several cities by large corporations to shuttle employees safely to work.

JTA, Beep, and NAVYA AVs help transport Mayo Clinic COVID-19 tests

On Monday, up to four autonomous vehicles began operating along an initial route, in full autonomous mode without attendants or other people onboard.

Hytch Rewards app launches ‘Shelter in Place’ feature

Will pay daily cash rewards to sponsored U.S. residents who self-quarantine at home.

Shared-Use Mobility Center to provide tech assistance for 25 mobility projects

The IMI grantees, which will be awarded approximately $20.3 million, will execute innovative mobility solutions in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation