Today we celebrate the ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States’ constitution giving women the right to vote. While voting is arguably one of the greatest equalizers in our nation, women’s mobility — bicycles specifically — liberated women and established greater equality across various domains including fashion and commerce, health and recreation, gender roles and relationships, politics, race, … Read More
Jamie Howard is not only TransLoc’s Director of Engineering, he is a passionate advocate for assimilating military veterans into the civilian workforce. Howard served with both the US Army Infantry in the 101st Airborne Division and the North Carolina National Guard Infantry in the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, deploying to Iraq with the 1st Infantry Division in 2004.
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
It was just getting crowded at Los Altos Grill (outside Mountain View, CA) and the live musicians were ready to go on break. Doug (TransLoc’s CEO) and I sat down for a feast of grilled artichokes, deviled eggs, and hamburgers. It was late May, and the weather was absolutely beautiful—the kind of night where you just want to sit outside … Read More
The nature of the public transit system makes it inherently complex to navigate. With an amalgam of schedules, stops, routes and vehicles, determining the most optimal way to get somewhere can be a challenge. The advent of open data (such as GTFS), mapping tools (such as OpenStreetMap) and mobile apps (such as TransLoc Rider) makes getting from one place to … Read More
Transit stops and stations don’t have to be boring and overlooked. They can be quite the opposite—fun, functional, whimsical, and beautiful. There are some fantastic transit stops all over the globe, and we’ve listed our 10 favorites submitted by our TransLoc team. Read on to see which stops and stations made the list.
Summer is winding down, the leaves are changing color, there is a crispness in the air—millions of students are either returning to or newly matriculating at universities across the country, which means the yearly supply-purchasing frenzy is on. Linens, backpacks, mini fridges, textbooks, and tech gadgets are making their way into both virtual and actual shopping baskets nationwide.
First impressions play a vital role in the success of any experience, particularly public transportation. One late bus or missed connection can negatively impact a rider’s decision to use transit in the future, and new research shows that bus delays often cause people to give up on public transportation all together.