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Here’s what happened in the transit world last week:
Infrastructure Australia is starting a 15 year plan to privatize state owned bus operators.
Ideas from Share the Bus for making a bus trip a great experience for your passengers.
Companies say they’d have to increase fleet size if seat belts are made mandatory.
A new plan nearly forced students to walk 30 miles a week, but protesters were successful in stopping the plan.
This bus driver of 26 years saved a student’s life by paying attention to traffic.
The bill will require school bus stops to be more than 500 feet away from the homes of sex offenders.
Have you ever noticed the stones along the sides of railway tracks and wondered why they are there? Here’s your answer!
If you’ve ever had a hard time reading a transit map, it may be because the systems, and all the choices you must make about routes, times, and modes of transit, are just too much to comprehend.
Problems like people leaving trash on the train and taking up too much space on the bus have been around for a 100 years.
In some cities, commuting can cost as much as 25% of an individual’s salary! One more reason to take public transit.
It’s interesting to see the growth!
They have a lot of systems in place for battling the snow and cold!
Public transportation saves money, is good for sustainability, reduces congestion and so much more!
In a comparison of 20 major US cities, public transportation saved individuals between $10,000 and $16,000 per year.
New research considers how affordable public housing really is when access to public transportation is taken into consideration.
TRANSIT TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCES
General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) is an important part of urban mobility. This is the format we put transit schedules into, so they can be picked up by Google and trip planning apps.
A real time system made possible by advances in AI.
The app provides real time tracking and status updates.
The hyperloop will transport passengers at 800 miles per hour from one major city to the next.
Eltis on sustainable urban mobility and how a railway station in France became on intermodal hub.
Employee Appreciation Day is March 4th, and we have some awesome ideas for making it a special day for your hard working employees.
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