Posts tagged public transit
Mobilizing data for the future of urban transport

Data is transforming the way we move around cities, from family car journeys to the daily commute. Gone are the days when traveling from A to B meant remembering your map and having to ask for directions at regular intervals.

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Cities Can Become Smarter, By Going Circular

Digital disruption is transforming the way we envision our cities. As we embark on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we must challenge traditional ways of thinking about how we manage our cities and our resources.

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Smart cities and the vehicle ownership shift

Could mobility services, new business models and the sharing economy spell the end of the private car? Smart cities are coming, bringing with them new approaches to urban mobility. The proliferation of connected mobility services, combined with the rise of highly automated driving and the sharing economy, raise questions about the prospects for private vehicle ownership

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U-M startup May Mobility blazes toward autonomous fleet market | University of Michigan News

ANN ARBOR—While the Big Three automakers are still in the research and development phase, University of Michigan startup May Mobility already has tested its bright green-and-white driverless shuttles on public streets in downtown Detroit, and has ambitious plans for growth.

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Cubic to provide Los Angeles area with regional smart card transit platform

Cubic Corporation's  Cubic Transportation Systems business division has been awarded a contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deliver an integrated mobile app in support of the regional contactless fare system in that area, according to a press release.  

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Waymo’s self-driving cars are now fully autonomous, public ride service launching soon | Electrek

Waymo’s self-driving cars are now transporting passengers without a human behind the wheel - these fully autonomous rides will expand to the public as part of a ride-hailing service in the coming months.

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Esri Taps Mobileye Sensors To Turn Transit Fleets Into Rolling Data Feeds

Esri, a mapping data – or “spatial analytics” – powerhouse, will work with Mobileye to feed visual and telematics data from sensors affixed to buses and other vehicles into Esri’s ArcGIS mapping platform the company says is already used by most of the world’s large cities.

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Kicking the drive-alone habit has been key to Seattle’s economic boom - Mobility Lab

Commute Seattle – a nonprofit organization – acting as an intermediary between business and government. “Our job is to go out and to help, to be an advocate for best policies and practices for businesses.”

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MnDOT Chooses EasyMile for Autonomous Shuttle Bus Project – Crossroads

The Minnesota Department of Transportation chose EasyMile, a France-based company specializing in driverless technology, to lead its autonomous shuttle bus pilot project. MnDOT announced in June it will begin testing the use of an autonomous shuttle bus in a cold weather climate.

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A smart city is one that turns real-time data into real-world information

As cities across the world become more interconnected, the promise of limitless mobility relies on being able to adapt swiftly to the changing travel patterns of their inhabitants.

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Pittsburgh Offers Bus Riders Free Bike-Share Trips – Next City

Pittsburgh’s Last-Mile Solution: Free Bike-Share In the latest attempt to solve what’s known as the “last-mile problem” to encourage greater transit use, the Port Authority of Allegheny County has turned to bicycles. The Tribune-Review reports that Pittsburgh’s mass transit agency has partnered with the city’s nonprofit bike-share program to offer free bike rides for Port Authority bus riders.

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Ohio Turns to Private Sector Data Analytics for Smarter, Safer Transportation

A contract, awarded to Inrix and StreetLight Data, will extend out to multiple state agencies and local governments, streamlining information sharing and improving the state's transportation network.

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Smart Columbus enlists 40 largest employers in initiative to adopt electric vehicles and drive less overall - Columbus - Columbus Business First

Smart Columbus isn’t waiting to find out. Last month, the public-private transportation initiative launched a program with 40 of the region’s largest employers to reduce the rate of single-person commuting and encourage electric vehicle ownership.

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