public transit

City bus reliability picks up with automatic vehicle location tech

Real-time location data increases the efficiency of bus operations and boosts rider trust.

Caltrans serves up dashboard, metrics for local transit agencies

An interactive dashboard designed to track implementation of contactless fare payments helped local California transit agencies see where they could make travel simpler and more cost-effective.

Ridership trends emerge from transit data archive

The nation’s local transit data now sits in a centralized archive, giving officials an understanding of how communities use transportation systems.

Transit agency pilots gun detection tech

Philadelphia’s SEPTA will test an AI-based video analytics solution that aims to reduce gun-related violence on train platforms.

Testing out new transportation options in the nation’s capital

Washington, D.C. officials are hoping a “mobility innovation district” will help address equity concerns.

Taking the payment friction out of regional transit

With the upgraded app, Cleveland-area riders can buy fares for 14 transit agencies across the region.

Automated buses will still need skilled human operators

Even as buses incorporate more automated features, the complexity of driving near pedestrians and in changing weather will require trained human operators, a new report says.

Can blockchain tokens drive smarter commuting choices?

A gamified app that rewards commuters with blockchain tokens for smart transit choices may encourage users to reserve parking spaces or take public transit.