Every day we find transit news that is relevant and useful to you. But if you missed these daily posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Linkedin, you can find them all here in one place each week!
Here’s what happened in the transit world last week:
Infrastructure Australia is starting a 15 year plan to privatize state owned bus operators.
How to Create an Awesome Bus Experience
Ideas from Share the Bus for making a bus trip a great experience for your passengers.
Bus Crash Highlights Seat belt Concerns
Companies say they’d have to increase fleet size if seat belts are made mandatory.
Campaigner’s Joy After Cuts to Free School Bus Travel are Halted
A new plan nearly forced students to walk 30 miles a week, but protesters were successful in stopping the plan.
Anderson School District 1 Bus Driver Honored for Saving Student’s Life
This bus driver of 26 years saved a student’s life by paying attention to traffic.
Missouri Bill Targets School Bus Stops Near Sex Offenders
The bill will require school bus stops to be more than 500 feet away from the homes of sex offenders.
Why are There Stones Along Railway Tracks?
Have you ever noticed the stones along the sides of railway tracks and wondered why they are there? Here’s your answer!
Most Public Transit Systems are Too Big for Humans to Comprehend
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.
A Brief History of Subway Etiquette Campaigns
Problems like people leaving trash on the train and taking up too much space on the bus have been around for a 100 years.
These are the 9 Cities in the World Where Commuting is the Most Expensive
In some cities, commuting can cost as much as 25% of an individual’s salary! One more reason to take public transit.
The Progress of Public Transportation in Los Angeles 1990 vs. 2040
It’s interesting to see the growth!
How the CTA Keeps Chicago Moving Through Winter
They have a lot of systems in place for battling the snow and cold!
Public Transportation Benefits
Public transportation saves money, is good for sustainability, reduces congestion and so much more! And in case you missed it, here’s a link to last month’s article.
Public Transportation Saves $16,000 per Year
In a comparison of 20 major US cities, public transportation saved individuals between $10,000 and $16,000 per year.
Mapping the Real Cost of Public Housing- Transportation Included
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.
Smart and Scalable Urban Traffic Control
A real time system made possible by advances in AI.
Advance Transit to Launch Bus App
The app provides real time tracking and status updates.
Construction Begins on Elon Musk’s Exciting New Transportation Hyperloop
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.
Transit Employee Appreciation Day
Employee Appreciation Day is March 4th, and we have some awesome ideas for making it a special day for your hard working employees.
What do you think about these stories? We’d love to hear from you!