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

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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

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

Planning Multimodal Trips in TransLoc Rider

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MultiModal Trip Planning in Rider

Imagine the following scenario: You’re packing up your things after work on a Friday when a text pops up on your phone. A friend has just won tickets to Hamilton and he’s inviting you to be his plus one…this weekend…in a city far away from yours. You text him back with an immediate “yes!” then launch TransLoc’s Rider app to … Read More

Enhancing mobility and ease of use through smart app technology

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Faced with the challenge of growing, managing infrastructure and improving the quality of life for residents, today’s cities are under immense pressure. As such, municipalities are embracing the smart city principle—where information and communication tech is integrated with the Internet of Things (IoT) to manage a city’s assets. At this year’s Smart Cities Summit in Boston, we, along with GoTriangle, … 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

We celebrated World Car Free Day— and here’s what happened

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Last week, we asked our employees (and the world) to leave their car keys at home on September 22, 2016 in celebration of World Car Free Day. How do you plan on going car-free on #WorldCarFreeDay? — TransLoc (@TransLoc) September 21, 2016 For some of us, World Car Free Day was the first time we’d ever taken public transportation. “Before … 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