Category Archives: Mass Transit Mobile WiFi

Bus Simulator Training Technology – How to Get it Right

Excellent bus operation begins with excellent training. Many transit agencies are installing simulators to improve their driver training programs. The idea is that bus simulators provide a low-risk environment for practicing proper reactions to high-risk situations. As such, simulators can … Continue reading

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How Important are Students to the Growth of Public Transit Agencies?

Across the country, transit agencies are seeing booming ridership numbers, in part due to increased patronage by college students. For instance, Riverside Transit Agency hit an all-time high of 9.6 million boardings in the past financial year. The agency attributes … Continue reading

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Crime on Public Transit is Far Lower than in Autos

Many people perceive public transit as dangerous and crime-ridden. This may be due to the depiction of public transportation in popular culture. Cinema has depicted public transportation, particularly New York City’s subway, as crime-ridden and dangerous. The mid-‘70s were an … Continue reading

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Light Rail & Public Transit Encouraging U.S. Economy

The concept of “aging in place” has transformed the real-estate world, as homebuyers seek properties with universal designs, allowing for continued private residence as individuals grow older. Similarly, “investment in place” is changing economists’ concept of effective growth. In both … Continue reading

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America Gets Cozy with Public Transit – Is it Love?

America has come a long way since the automobile glory days of the 1950s and ‘60s. While private car transportation was then lauded as the best way to go, today’s rider is just as likely to opt for a car-free … Continue reading

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Public Transit Technology Aids Sight & Hearing Impaired Riders

Public transportation is a vital service. High-quality public transit can revolutionize a community by providing efficient access to all that the city has to offer. It can provide independence, community participation, and productivity for those who could not otherwise safely … Continue reading

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Saving Money through the Use of Public Transit in the U.S.

Did you know that the average U.S. household spends 17.5 cents of every dollar on transportation? The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) research also reveals that the vast majority of this amount—94%—goes toward the purchase, maintenance and operation of cars. … Continue reading

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Are Philadelphia’s Millennials Shaping Public Transit Travel Trends?

Millennials are a very different breed than Baby Boomers. As an example, Baby Boomers are likely to decompress upon arrival at a hotel room. In contrast, Millennials—typically defined as 18 to 34 year olds—are more prone to immediately access in-room … Continue reading

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DOTs Should Get On Board with Transportation Technology & Mobile WiFi

Departments of Transportation (DOT) will face enormous technological shifts in the next few years. Even from our limited vantage point of the present, it’s clear that at least three major new technologies are posed to transform how we travel, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Bus When Implementing New Fare Technology

For transit agencies, adopting new fare collection technology is a double-edged sword, bringing both advantages and challenges. The benefits are many; new fare technology can accelerate boarding times and improve arrival times, for one thing. Customer convenience, operation costs savings, … Continue reading

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