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D.C. Faces Challenges in Providing Paratransit Options

Washington D.C.’s transit system is robust and busy. Its six rapid transit rail lines (Metrorail), 300 bus routes (Metrobus) and 600-vehicle paratransit fleet (MetroAccess) reach far into the suburbs. Metrorail alone saw an average of 712,843 weekday passenger boardings in … Continue reading

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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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Solar Panels on Trains May be in Our Future

Solar technology can make train travel greener. This summer, Indian Railways (IR) ran pilot tests for installing solar panels on the roofs of trains. As IR is India’s largest user of high-speed diesel, and one of the country’s largest consumers … Continue reading

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Public Transit Accessibility for Autistic Adults a Priority

Adults on the autism spectrum may be aware of public transit options, but many don’t use them. That’s what a recent study conducted by Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation discovered. While using a nearly $400,000 grant from … 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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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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SinglePoint Gives Back with Mobile WiFi & Connects Communities

SinglePoint’s goal is to keep you connected wherever you are. We also believe that staying connected with the community is just as important. While we participate in several philanthropic events and there is one in particular that we’d like to … Continue reading

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Will Electric Buses Lead the Charge in America’s Transit Investment?

Buses are the workhorses of public transportation in America. Every year, riders take more bus trips than commuter rail, light rail, and heavy rail combined. Over five billion passengers rode buses in 2013, according to the American Public Transportation Association. … Continue reading

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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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