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How Can Transit Agencies Create a “New Transit Safety Narrative”?

The real risks related to public transit safety are quite low. However, many people still associate public buses and trains with danger, and these perceptions can reduce their likelihood of using transit. Some researchers, including Todd Litman of the Victoria … 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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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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Public Transit Safety Gets Boost from Mobile WiFi Solutions [Infographic]

Over 128,000 transit vehicles from 7,300 transportation agencies provided nearly 11 billion rides in 2013. As the population grows and more people move to larger cities, ridership across all modes of public transit—from buses to paratransit solutions—is on the rise. … Continue reading

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Strides Made in Subway WiFi Connectivity in New York City & Los Angeles

By 2017, Los Angeles subway passengers will have limited access to WiFi and cellular phone service. The L.A. County Metropolitan Transit Authority has begun work on a two-year project to bring WiFi and cell service to some underground stations and … Continue reading

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Public Transit & Mobile WiFi: Millennials Lead the Way [Infographic]

For today’s generation of Millennials, those between the ages of 18 and 34, public transportation is a way to exercise good stewardship in regards to caring for the earth, the economy and local community. As the largest generation in the … Continue reading

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U.S. Transportation Innovation Means Mobile WiFi is on the Move [Infographic]

In today’s connected world, the demand for WiFi access is greater than ever. With ridership growing across the board—from commuter rails to charter buses—remaining competitive is a matter of meeting this demand. Along with public transportation, emergency service personnel find … Continue reading

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Public Transit WiFi Headed Underground: Connecting Subway Commuters

WiFi access is now available at Mt. Everest’s base camp, in remote Canadian national parks, and at hundreds of beaches across the globe. So why is it still impossible to get online while on the subway? Our American cities are … Continue reading

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What Can American Public Transit Agencies Learn from Europe?

Transportation isn’t a single-player game. It involves riders, politicians, transit operators, and contractors. In such a complex schema, it’s impossible for any single group to change the whole game on their own. Transit agencies can’t expect to immediately do away … Continue reading

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