Minneapolis officials want more people riding public transportation, scooters and Nice Ride bicycles to their destinations. Getting more people walking is high on their wish list, too. At the same time, the city wants to reduce its carbon footprint. That’s what has led to new spots called mobility hubs where multiple modes of non-automobile transportation intersect. Each one has a bus stop, a bench and parking for Nice Ride bicycles and scooters that can be checked out by sma
In the final weeks of 2018, I caught a glimpse of transportation’s future on my way to an appointment. I was walking briskly to catch a bus I knew had 20-minute headways. If I missed it, I’d be late. I fired up a trip-planning app on my phone, which gave me a real-time countdown to when the bus would arrive. I had five minutes to go three blocks. Crap! Now walk-jogging, I toggled over to the ride-hailing option, ready to reluctantly summon a car as a fallback. But then my thu
Railroads have always been part of the urban landscape — from the suburban stations where commuters board for their daily ride into town, to the subways under the streets speeding people from one metro hotspot to the next. But urban mobility is changing rapidly with the influx of new travel modes and technologies that could potentially undermine the role of passenger rail and mass transit in cities. Ridesharing is a harbinger of the challenge that lies ahead. Over the next de
Since it launched in 2012, Lyft has gone head-to-head with virtually every other form of urban transportation. Along with arch-competitor Uber, the ride-hailing service has nudged travelers out of taxis and rental cars, drawn pedestrians and cyclists into its backseats, and lured commuters off buses and trains. Competition with other modes has aided the immense growth of the ride-hailing market: In 2018, Lyft’s bookings surpassed $8 billion. But according to president and co-
PAOLI, Pa. (CBS) — Amtrak and SEPTA marked the completion of a two-year construction project at the Paoli Station. A new center platform was unveiled at the Paoli Station Northeast Parking Lot, located at 13 Lancaster Ave., at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. The new $48 million platform is accessible for all users. The upgrades at the station include, a new center high level platform, new elevators and ramps, a pedestrian overpass, and parking lot enhancements. Click Here for the Video
KING OF PRUSSIA — More than 40 organizations from across the Greater Philadelphia region were recognized Monday for being advocates for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies. The organizations were recognized during GVF’s 10th annual TDM Advocates Breakfast. Through GVF's TDM Advocate's program, organizations are recognized for their commitment to implementing programs that promote commuting alternatives that alleviate congestion for their employees and community.
Dive Brief: As part of its newly announced $51.5 billion 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Plan, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) committed $5.2 billion to making subway stations accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The project involves making 70 stations ADA accessible by placing new elevators and ramps at up to 66 stations and accelerating work at four stations where MTA already committed to accessibility improvement
Dive Brief: Traffic analytics company StreetLight Data is increasing the granularity of the vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian data it offers through its cloud-based software platform, StreetLight InSight. The platform will offer Monthly Annual Daily Traffic (MADT) counts and Annual Average Hourly Traffic (AAHT) counts in addition to the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) metrics it has offered. Hourly data could identify major congestion points during peak travel times. The ad