public transit

Google's Waze-like app for public transit hits five more cities

Last year, Google incubator Area 120 announced a public transit app that works in a similar way to Waze. Users of Pigeon report transit information to help others know if they're likely to face delays
Chuck Schumer Proposes Electric-Only Cars by 2040, But That Won't Solve Climate Change

Chuck Schumer Proposes Electric-Only Cars by 2040, But That Won't Solve Climate Change

On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a $454 billion plan to remove gas-guzzling vehicles from U.S. roads by 2040. In doing so, the plan would start to address the largest chunk
How to Ride an Escalator, According to Escalator Manufacturers

How to Ride an Escalator, According to Escalator Manufacturers

People shouldn’t walk on escalators. (It slows down the flow at rush hour.) According to a recent CBC report, all the walkers are breaking escalators faster. The Otis Elevator Company even says that
Apple’s hometown will use Via ridesharing to supplement public transit

Apple’s hometown will use Via ridesharing to supplement public transit

Cupertino, California, has tapped Via to provide so-called "on-demand public transit." Via ridesharing vans will operate within the city and to a nearby commuter rail station.
After Uber, Americans spent more on taxis and less on public transit

After Uber, Americans spent more on taxis and less on public transit

Average annual household spending on local taxis, a category that includes Uber and Lyft, more than tripled from 2015 to 2018.
GTA federal Conservative candidates tell Libs to fund Ontario Line

GTA federal Conservative candidates tell Libs to fund Ontario Line

Eleven GTA Conservative Party candidates have written to the federal Liberal Infrastructure Minister asking him to “stop playing politics” and fund the proposed downtown Ontario subway line. “The
The Case for Leaving Fare Beaters Alone and Making Public Transit Free

The Case for Leaving Fare Beaters Alone and Making Public Transit Free

Chances are everything you think you know about fare evasion is wrong.
Get to know the symbolism in your daily commute

Get to know the symbolism in your daily commute

Is your psyche on an altogether separate journey while you're trying to finish the crossword?

Easy subway access predicts the resilience of New Yorkers' friendships

In Social Connectedness in Urban Areas (Sci-Hub mirror), a group of business and public policy researchers from Facebook, NYU and Princeton study anonymized, fine-grained location data from Facebook
Google Maps can now predict how miserable your public transit experience will be

Google Maps can now predict how miserable your public transit experience will be

Public transit is easier on your wallet and the environment than driving or taking an Uber, but it's also frequently a frustrating, crowded experience. Google can't necessarily fix that, but the

Google Maps can predict how crowded your train or bus will be

Public transit is vital for countless people, but no one wants to be stuck on a subway train or bus that's jam-packed. To help you figure out how busy your ride is going to be, you'll soon see
Shocker: Decriminalizing NYC bus fare skipping leads to fewer people paying fares

Shocker: Decriminalizing NYC bus fare skipping leads to fewer people paying fares

If only someone could have predicted this The post Shocker: Decriminalizing NYC bus fare skipping leads to fewer people paying fares appeared first on Hot Air.

Transit city navigation app seeks to solve bad public transit ETAs with machine learning

Transit, a company that has spent its entire life trying to make it easier to get around cities, is unveiling a new machine-learning powered estimated time of arrival prediction feature to help
Swiftly raises $10 million Series A to power real-time transit data in your city

Swiftly raises $10 million Series A to power real-time transit data in your city

Swiftly just raised a $10 million Series A round led by VIA ID, Aster Capital, Renewal Funds and Wind Capital to grow its software-as-a-service business for cities’ transportation agencies. lt works

Will MTA’s New Tap-to-Pay System Keep Transit Problems at Bay?

Probably not, but here's why it's a good start.

Apple Pay will work on NYC subways and buses starting May 31st

Ever since I moved to New York City nearly ten years ago, I've had to buy physical MetroCards to ride the subway almost every day. But last week, for the first time ever, I didn't have to swipe my

London Underground will track everyone's Tube trip via WiFi

Transport for London, the UK capital's transit authority, will start collecting data on how people move around the Underground system by tracking phones and other connected devices using its extensive

Buried in Uber's IPO, an aggressive plan to destroy all public transit

Uber is a wildly unprofitable company with no conceivable path to profitability in any universe, under any circumstances, but the company's founders and early investors (having already taken massive
Uber Users in Denver Can Now Buy Train and Bus Tickets Directly From the App

Uber Users in Denver Can Now Buy Train and Bus Tickets Directly From the App

Love it or hate it, Denver is turning to Uber to make navigating public transit a little smoother for anyone with a smartphone.Read more...