LA’s Plan to Reboot Its Bus System – Using Cell Phone Data
Wired – Ridership on the city’s bus system is plummeting, so the transit agency is redesigning it - with the help of location data from about 5 million cell phones. Read More
Solar-powered bus station is a public transit dream
Curbed – A new bus station in the Netherlands shows how to modernize public transportation. Read More
When Will the Electric Scooters Take Over?
City Lab – New data show a staggering rise in shared e-scooter use nationwide. But overall commuting habits haven’t budged. Read More
Building a Multimodal Future: A New Book Explores Transportation Demand Management’s Role in Creating Walkable Cities
Urban Land Institute–Transportation demand management(TDM) policies that require access to travel options as part of the development process can be highly effective in the creation of communities that provide mixed-use, higher-density development without increasing traffic congestion, according to a new ULI publication. Read More
TAMING THE TIGER - A comparative & constructive critique of 10 years of the USDOT’s BUILD program
Transportation for America – Following the announcement in April 2019 of an 11th round in BUILD competitive grants($900 million) available to almost any public entity for transportation projects, Transportation for America released a comparative and constructive critique of USDOT’s BUILD program(formerly known as TIGER). Read More
Mobility on Demand: A Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future
The National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine – The Transportation Research Board has released Transportation Research Circular E-C244: Mobility on Demand: A Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future - the synopsis of a January 13, 2019, workshop that explored the current state of mobility on demand(MOD), examined next steps for preparing for transition to autonomy, and discussed ways to optimize sustainability and ensure equitability. The workshop emphasized the role of public transit, share mobility, and automation shaping the future of mobility.
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What we can learn from cities going carless
Politico – Growing cities doesn’t have to mean more cars. Some mayors and city councils are trying something new to reduce traffic.
A New Vision for Empty Parking Fields
Urban Land Institute – Two major shifts in consumer behavior involving commuting habits and online shopping have left many retail owners and operators with an excess of surface-level and deck parking. At the same time, tenants need to find new ways of attracting people to their brick-and-mortar stores.
Transit agency seeks to acquire Plano business property for Silver Line project
Community Impact Newspaper – The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board of directors signaled early approval for acquiring land through eminent domain, if necessary, Oct. 8. Read More
Surge pricing for scooters? Uber’s Jump will test prices in Dallas that go up or down based on demand
Dallas Morning News – Uber's EV mobility offering JUMP is testing dynamic pricing for dockless scooters in Dallas that will offer certain rates based on historical demand. Read More
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