August 23, 2018

Back in 2008, when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation applied for permits to build its new, $500 million, boomerang-shaped headquarters across from Seattle Center, the city of Seattle had a few requirements.

To ease the impact of 1,200 new full-time employees in the area, the Gates Foundation could no longer offer free parking and it had to reduce the number...

July 11, 2018

A recent study from DePaul University examines when and why consumers choose an on-demand ride like Uber or Lyft—or indeed a carpooled on-demand ride—over public transit in Chicago.

The researchers found that saving time might not be riders’ main motivation for choosing these apps: even though riders saved considerable time using them outside of the city’s do...

June 27, 2018

At GVF we are committed to our mission of reducing congestion, improving the environment and quality of life. We do this by promoting and implementing transportation demand management (TDM) strategies. One TDM strategy is encouraging commuters to use an alternative form of transportation instead of driving alone to get to and from work. Alternatives include...

April 19, 2018

Carpooling app Scoop,  which recently raised $10 million in funding, is expanding into its fourth market, Portland.

Scoop is a corporate carpooling service that works with companies like LinkedIn, Workday, T-Mobile and Symantec. In conjunction with its launch in Portland, Scoop is bringing on Oregon Health Science University as a customer.

“OHSU is continually...

April 17, 2018

Lyft has added a pooling service in Toronto, the car-sharing company announced Tuesday.

Similar to Uber’s car-pooling, Lyft Line will allow riders to connect with other passengers heading the same direction. As with Uber Pool, passengers will split the cost of the ride.

The inclusion of a car-pooling service comes nearly three months after the company expanded...

March 7, 2018

French automobile company Renault just unveiled the EZ-GO, a driverless concept electric vehicle that accommodates up to six passengers in what is essentially a glazed, see-through car accessed by an app or at dedicated stations.

Showcased at the Geneva Motor Show, EZ-GO was conceived as a ride-share or for individual use and is a Level 4 autonomous vehicle w...

December 12, 2017

This article is excerpted from the author’s LinkedIn page.

At Microsoft, our Connector Commuter Bus (pictured above) recently had its 10th anniversary.

And that’s just one of the things worth celebrating in the company’s commuter program.

Microsoft’s Puget Sound campus in Seattle is like a small city, with buildings, roads, infrastructure, and 44,000 people. Ho...

December 5, 2017

Waze started rolling out three new features to its iOS and Android app Wednesday, the most noticeable of which is new support for high occupancy vehicles or carpool lanes.

Now, if you’re carpooling or have a vehicle with a special permit, Waze will offer travel times and directions for the HOV lanes as well, making it the first navigation tool to offer the op...

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