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City-to-City Bus Services Experience Fastest Increase in Technology Use

Passengers on city-to-city bus services are increasingly using technology, according to a DePaul University study. After collecting data from 7,034 passengers on 106 different buses, planes, and trains, the researchers concluded that passengers’ use of personal electronic devices continues to … Continue reading

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Inner-City Transportation Challenges & Connectivity: Are We Missing the Bus?

In a white paper titled “Overcoming the Challenges of Inner-City Transportation,” IBM discusses the difficulties of providing reliable transportation in urban areas. Inner-city transit agencies face unique hurdles that must be overcome if our urban centers hope to support growing … Continue reading

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Leveraging Technology to Improve America’s Transportation Infrastructure

Transportation challenges often seem impossibly expensive to solve. For instance, accidents caused by driver error would seem to require costly solutions, such as extended employee training, and HR interventions. Capacity limits appear to demand major investments in system expansion. And … Continue reading

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Does Bus WiFi Ease the Morning Commute?

According to a DePaul University study, more than 90% of today’s commuters plan to use a portable electronic device en route—even without Internet access. Modern riders are already equipped with personal gadgets, so it should be no surprise that they … Continue reading

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What Can the Public Transportation Industry Learn from Uber?

Recently, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted an event titled “Data Driven Innovation in Transportation” featuring executives from Uber, RideScout, and government transportation officials. As you may be aware, Uber is a ride service that uses a smartphone app … Continue reading

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WiFi Comes to the World Trade Center as New Jersey & New York Get Connected

Connectivity is increasingly in demand across the country, as consumers clamor for it and government agencies and companies aim to please by providing it. That’s certainly the case in the New York City area, where the Port Authority of New … Continue reading

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Does Free Parking Undermine Commuting by Public Transit?

How can our society encourage drivers to become public transit commuters? The benefits of increased commuting are multifold: Healthier people (light rail users are 80% less likely to be obese), lowered costs (couples can save $9,000 a year by living … Continue reading

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Bus WiFi & In-vehicle Video Technology Improve Safety

As the Internet enters increasing areas of our lives, it seems everything works better when it’s “wired.” From home thermometers to personal fitness, Internet connectivity can often improve performance. The same is true for bus WiFi systems. Transit bus WiFi … Continue reading

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The Future of Bus Design Includes Bus WiFi Systems

As traffic clogs cities across the globe, transit planners are recommending buses as a cost-effective, quick way to add public transportation bandwidth. Compared to light rail systems, bus systems can be up to 90% less expensive to install. Plus, with … Continue reading

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The Drive for School Bus WiFi Gets in Gear [Infographic]

We know that modern school-aged children are connected to technology, but would it be beneficial for them to be able to use that technology during school bus trips or even during the commute from home to school? Did you know … Continue reading

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