7 major themes and takeaways from APTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO

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Photo: Business Wire While public transportation agencies across the country sent their best and brightest to Atlanta, the weather failed to get the memo. And yet, despite torrential downpours and tropical storm-like conditions, this year’s APTA turned out an incredible number of transit advocates, agencies, consultants, and more! In light of APTA’s focus on safety, resources, workforce development, demographic shifts, … Read More

Your TransLoc APTA 2017 Survival Guide

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In just a few days, transit industry folks from across the country will converge on Atlanta for this year’s APTA EXPO*. Between the EXPO floor (with over 800 exhibitors from across the globe), presentations, panels and learning sessions, there’s no shortage of events to attend. Here are a few of our top picks. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 Technical Tour of MARTA … Read More

3 reasons public transit agencies should care about sustainability

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Back in April 2016, we published a post explaining how public transit impacts sustainability, but what about the other end of that question: Why should transit agencies aim for sustainable practices? Here’s a hint: It has practically nothing to do with saving the environment. It sounds crazy, right? But, the truth is that, while a transit agency might not be … Read More

7 public transportation predictions for 2017

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We’ve dusted off our crystal ball, and taken a deep look into what 2017 has in store for public transportation. Here are our predictions: More users of public transportation than ever The debate over whether ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are good for public transportation was heated in 2016. Some spoke out in favor of ride-hailing as a last-mile … Read More

6 ways to future-proof your transit agency

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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