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Big Data has big payoffs for this APTA-award winning transit agency

Contributed by TripSpark staff   Long-time TripSpark partner Blacksburg Transit (BT) won the American Public Transportation  Association’s 2019 Outstanding Transit System award for North America, in the small urban system category.  Tim Witten, ITS and Special Projects Manager for BT talks about how Big Data has helped improve customer experience, planning and service.   What TripSpark products […]

Designed for paratransit, Suffolk County Transit makes notable difference in peak-hour dispatching

The fundamental job of fixed-route and paratransit services are the same: get passengers from point A to B in the shortest amount of time. There are other similarities but, right now, it’s the differences that matter. Paratransit already uses different scheduling software because they don’t travel along a fixed route; they are often door-to-door. So, […]

Agencies nationwide honor Rosa Parks

Milwaukee County Transit System Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) and the Milwaukee County Office on African American Affairs (OAAA) partnered to honor the life of Rosa Parks and recognize her contribution to the ongoing fight for equality and equity for all. MCTS kept a seat open on every bus […]

NJ TRANSIT streamlines paratransit reservations and fare collection with web-based solutions

Through technological advancements and the advent of social media, consumer expectations are at an all-time high. Consumers have become independent in information gathering and don’t want to have to wait to get their answers. It shouldn’t be surprising that transit passengers expect the same level of service and instant gratification. In the transit world, this […]

Vericom sets the standard for brake-system testing

By Richard Tackett with reporting by David Hubbard Vericom LLC has been providing precise, easy-to-use engineering test systems for 35 years.  In 1984, Roger McCumber, along with fellow ‘hot rod’ and drag-racing enthusiasts, wanted to create a device to test the speeds of performance cars and motorcycles. That lead to the development of one of […]

JAUNT commuters CONNECT with low-floor buses by ARBOC

JAUNT commuters CONNECT with low-floor buses by ARBOC Since 1975, JAUNT has provided public transit services to the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the surrounding counties of Louisa, Buckingham, Nelson, Fluvanna and Albemarle. Today its fleet of 85 vehicles primarily provides demand-response service, as well as connector, circulator and express fixed-routes in certain locations. In […]

MCAT brings next-generation ITS to Florida coast

Partnering with Avail Technologies, Manatee County aims to compete technologically with the nation’s largest urban agencies The team at Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT), serving a total ridership of more than 2 million along Florida’s West Coast, prides itself on providing its passengers the same high-level of technology and transit access which is afforded to […]

Oahu’s TheBus and Trapeze develop headway management system

There is nothing worse than your passenger missing their bus due to poor headway spacing. They show up to the stop on time expecting a ride. But, because of bunching, they have no idea their bus has already come and gone or is too full for them to get on. It’s frustrating for them because […]

KCATA expands its Smart City with INFOtransit

The team at Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) considers the agency a leader in Smart City deployment — increasing operational efficiency by continuously rolling out technology and data-gathering tools on the cutting-edge of public transit. To that effect, KCATA has been hard at work on expanding MAX, the city’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. […]

First Transit Announces Shared Autonomous Vehicle Pilot with METRO Houston and TSU

First Transit announces a shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) pilot with METRO Houston and Texas Southern University (TSU). This is the eighth SAV initiative for First Transit and the first-of-its-kind in the region. METRO Houston is introducing the University District Circulator on the campus of TSU. An EasyMile SAV shuttle will travel on the Tiger Walk, […]