Mass Transit

November 02, 2017

New communications equipment aboard buses in Boise, Idaho, has already ensured stable, accurate, real-time online bus-tracking, on-board Wi-Fi and other features. The network of new routers and other equipment has also opened the door for mobile-ticketing and additional improvements.

October 13, 2017

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is considering two options for the 4.6-mile, $891 million South Bay Metro Light Rail Extension project, which will expand service to a new transit center further south, according to Urbanize LA.

August 30, 2017 | Brian Ray, P.E.

Roadway and highway designers have been increasingly turning from dimensional-based, three-dimensional geometric design criteria to performance-based analysis approaches.

August 30, 2017

City buses in Stockton, Calif. are getting quieter and exhaust-free by going electric. The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) has converted its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route from 44- to 100-percent electric, zero-emissions buses. That BRT route will be the first in the... read more

Austin CityUP Smart City Plans
August 22, 2017

There are a couple of developments city officials nationwide can leverage to accelerate their smart city plans. First, the U.S.

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August 16, 2017

Will a majority of Americans give up automobiles and rely on public transportation in the not-too-distant future?  Maybe not, but dependence on public transportation is definitely on the increase. Two things are happening as a result of this.

June 22, 2017

Autonomous vehicles, electric powertrains, vehicle sharing, and other advances are transforming urban mobility. Planning ahead can help cities capture the benefits of the shift, from cleaner air to easier journeys. The way that people get around cities is changing dramatically. echnological... read more

June 22, 2017

TransitScreen has a new partnership with Panasonic. The tech giant is mostly known for consumer goods, but it's ramping up smart city efforts. TransitScreen makes real-time displays that show traffic, public transit and ridesharing options. Providing transportation info is one part of Panasonic'... read more

June 20, 2017

The city is soliciting auto manufacturers and tech organizations for ideas that could determine potential local impact of the technology and set the stage for policymaking. With self-driving vehicle pilots popping up in a growing number of cities, Portland, Oregon, is reaching out to auto... read more

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June 20, 2017

Billions of dollars in congressionally approved funding for transit systems throughout the country are currently on hold.

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