6 ways to future-proof your transit agency

Annabel JonesIndustry Thoughts, Mobile, Sustainability, TransLoc Blog, Video0 Comments

3 transit industry experts. 12 questions. 6 key takeaways It’s easy to talk about the future of transit like it’s a far off reality. In truth, advancements in technology, changing ridership needs, and new legislation are altering the public transportation landscape. What you project as next year’s concern may quickly become (another) current need. So, how do you tackle your … Read More

GoVoteNC! The app that gets you to the polls on Election Day

Annabel JonesIndustry Thoughts, TransLoc Blog0 Comments

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We specialize in solving systemic problems through software, and we’re particularly focused on enhancing mobility for our local Raleigh-Durham community and dozens of others across the country. One of our most recent side projects combines the powers of open data, open application program interfaces (API) and public transit to provide a simple solution to something that impacts everyone – finding … Read More

4 Tech Trends in Transit Right Now

Annabel JonesIndustry Thoughts, TransLoc Blog1 Comment

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This article was written in part by TransLoc Senior Account Executive Jimmy Jones. These days, it seems all you need to do is blink and the technology you’ve come to rely on has changed — and public transportation is no exception. Last week, I attended the Virginia Transit Technology Roundtable hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (DOT). The Roundtable … Read More

How to Celebrate World Car Free Day

Annabel JonesIndustry Thoughts, TransLoc Blog0 Comments

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On Sept. 22, consider leaving your car keys at home — on purpose this time. Each year on Sept. 22, cities around the globe celebrate World Car Free Day in an effort to encourage individuals to reduce their impact on the environment by forgoing their personal vehicles. Admittedly, there’s a benevolent ulterior motive: a nudge to see if mass transit … Read More

The benefits and challenges of students using public transit

Annabel JonesIndustry Thoughts, TransLoc Blog0 Comments

It’s officially September, which means a few things: soon there will be pumpkin spice-flavored everything; weekends will be filled with football; and the last remaining schools are now in session, providing agencies with an influx of students as public transit passengers. Taking public transportation as a student and providing transit to students as an agency can present challenges. Of course, environment … Read More

1 Way to Improve Your Public Transit Marketing Strategy Right Now

Nicole GuernseyIndustry Thoughts, Marketing3 Comments

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Currently, I’m attending the Association of Commuter Transportation (ACT) Conference in Portland. I’m giving a short presentation tomorrow on how public transit agencies can and should be marketing their services, focusing on free options like social media—yet I know few agencies will have the bandwidth to be able to implement these strategies. As I prepared for this talk, I felt … Read More

What’s missing from Tesla’s new public transport plan

Doug KaufmanIndustry Thoughts, Sustainability0 Comments

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Elon Musk recently released part two of his master plan for Tesla. And predictably, especially for those who have seen Musk’s ability to tackle society’s largest problems, it’s causing some excitement. There’s a lot to love about the new plan. But one of Musk’s new key objectives could actually worsen the very problems he’s trying to solve: his declaration that autonomous buses of … Read More

Will Autonomous Vehicles Kill Public Transit?

Taylor CathaIndustry Thoughts, TransLoc Blog2 Comments

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It’s been 54 years since the Jetsons (a cartoon show depicting futuristic life in 2062) premiered on ABC, and while we aren’t quite to the point where flying cars populate the sky, we’re quickly approaching a world where passing an autonomous vehicle on your way to work could become commonplace. The introduction of the autonomous vehicle could mean big changes … Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Paratransit

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If you’re not familiar with Paratransit, you should be. As a special transportation service for people with disabilities, Paratransit is often provided as a supplement to fixed-route bus and rail systems by public transit agencies. These agencies’ Paratransit services come in a variety of forms, and vary widely in their degree of flexibility. Without Paratransit, however, countless Americans would be … Read More