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

Nicole GuernseyEvents, Industry Thoughts, Sustainability, TransLoc Blog0 Comments

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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

Annabel JonesEvents, Industry Thoughts, TransLoc Blog0 Comments

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

Mobile App Architecture at TransLoc

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When TransLoc’s mobile engineering team set out to build the Microtransit apps for iOS and Android, our top priority was to build them in such a way that we could iterate at a sustainable pace for years to come. As much as possible, we wanted to avoid rewriting part or all of the apps for purely technical reasons, putting customer … Read More

How to make your summer internship a success

Josh CohenTransLoc Blog, Uncategorized0 Comments

Advice from TransLoc’s Director of Strategy and Partnerships on how to make the most of your summer internship. This week, TransLoc’s interns started work. Each year, TransLoc hires a handful of interns across departments to help us tackle projects and help them gain work experience. We take onboarding seriously here at TransLoc, even for our interns.  They are welcomed with … Read More

Three important lessons learned from Bridj’s closure

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Last week, Bridj made news by shutting its doors. By collecting and using data to create a more demand-driven transit world, Bridj tried to create a “network of express shuttles that offer efficient and flexible trips…that adapt in real-time to where you live, work, and play.” In Boston and Washington, this meant point-to-point trips that filled in gaps that were … Read More

The intersection of transit and diversity

Josh CohenTransLoc Blog, TransLoc Life0 Comments

Earlier this month, I chaperoned my daughter’s third-grade class on a walking and public transit field trip to explore economic development in downtown Durham.  As a working parent, I don’t get to attend as many school day events as I would like.  But, beyond the obvious connection of this trip to my work in transit, this outing appealed to me … 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

Release Notes: What’s new in Architect Beta 1.2

Annabel JonesProduct News, TransLoc Architect, TransLoc Blog0 Comments

We’re constantly updating our products at TransLoc. Sometimes we’re adding new features or functionality. Sometimes we’re fixing bugs. But always, we’re striving to make our products more valuable to the people who use them. Release notes have a reputation for being boring, but we hope these change your mind. Ours give you the facts, and provide tangible, actionable takeaways—free of jargon … Read More