August 31, 2018

Of the many challenges facing driverless car technology, communicating with pedestrians is among the most perplexing of tasks. How, exactly, do you broadcast intent? And can cars build trust?

While some companies are betting on LED screens to do their talking, Jaguar Land Rover has another idea. The British car maker recently unveiled a concept called Virtual...

August 30, 2018

Andy’s article yesterday about Seoul’s holistic bus redesign mentioned something really interesting: that the city patrols dedicated bus lanes with red light cameras.

Andy wrote:

“Seoul’s Transport Operation and Information Service (TOPIS) provides citywide enforcement of the lanes using unmanned cameras that confirm the registration of any cars who dare use t...

August 29, 2018

On a warm, sunny afternoon in mid-June, longtime bike advocate Liz Cornish was returning home from a Baltimore City Council hearing when she noticed a large tiller fire truck — the kind with a secondary steering wheel for its tail end — parked in front of her house on Maryland Avenue in central Baltimore. Five higher-ranking Fire Department officials were al...

August 28, 2018

Bus redesigns aren’t a new idea.

When Seoul – a city pursuing a car-first approach to surface transportation to satisfy the dreams of an increasingly wealthy population – faced plummeting bus ridership in the early 2000s, the city decided to act.

Thanks to bus route redesigns and an extensive network of dedicated lanes, transit ridership surged, helping Seoul...

August 27, 2018

KING OF PRUSSIA — The Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Assoc. has been recognized for its website:

The Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Assoc. received the 2018 Marketing and Outreach Award, presented during the Association of Commuter Transportation International Conference held recently in Anaheim, Calif.

The mar...

August 24, 2018

In case you didn’t hear, a 4.5-mile extension of the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) connecting King of Prussia, Pa., with Center City and University City is in the early stages of development.

The King of Prussia Rail project is expected to cost over $1 billion, and could be up and running as early as 2023, saving passengers between KOP and Philly around 3...

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...

August 22, 2018

With the popularity of “smart cities” and tech companies getting into the transportation space, we have to ask: are apps going to make our transportation problems go away?

Two articles this morning seem to believe they can. A new app from researchers at the University of Maryland “gamifies” commuting – in other words, rewards commuters with points (and even m...

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Philly officials support automated bus lane enforcement and say it could improve ‘transit equity’ - PlanPhilly

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