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Making Mobility SMARTER

  Following the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this past January, public transit suddenly became the darling of North American fascination. Why? Smart Cities. Defined by the global Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, a Smart (Sustainable) City is an […]

Bridging the gap – paratransit costs, demand response and transportation network companies

By Jeff Zarr Transit agencies are in constant battle with operating costs. Most fixed route operations only lose a few dollars on a single trip. But, paratransit trips potentially cost an agency up to $70. Normally, you wouldn’t keep this service operating if you were losing that much money on a single transaction. So, why […]

Missouri Democrat wants guns allowed on buses

Missouri Democratic Representative Ed Schieffer wants to make it possible for transit users in St. Louis and Kansas City to carry guns on public transportation.

Report: Number of workers using public transit slipped in 2010

A new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Americans exercising their freedom to commute to work by car is increasing.

Brookings Report: Jobs out of reach of mass transit

A new Brookings Institution study reveals just 30 percent of jobs are reachable using public transit, but nearly 70 percent of Americans live close to public transit.

High fuel prices bring savings for transit riders

According to the American Public Transportation Association’s monthly “Transit Savings Report,” transit riders are saving more than $800 a month, based on not using fuel and saving on monthly parking rates.

Tribal Transit puts buses where they need to be

Available and accessible public transportation is integral to the quality of life in any community regardless of size and location.