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 needs on … Read More

Planning Multimodal Trips in TransLoc Rider

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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.

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.

The Future of Transit: 3 Software Trends You Need to Know

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  As you may have noticed, there are some major trends in software and data within the transit space happening right now. For the TL;DR version, check out the shortlist below. If you’d like more info, keep reading!

The Future of Transit is Seamless

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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

How Will People Move in Five Years? Part IV: Public Transit That Works

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In early October, I had the pleasure of talking about how people will move in five years at the American Public Transportation Association’s annual meeting. Here at TransLoc, we’re passionate about solving the biggest problems plaguing the public transit industry and as such, I’m taking the liberty of extending this passion beyond the original presentation (which you can watch at the above … Read More

How Will People Move in Five Years? Part III: Understanding Public Transit Riders

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In early October, I had the pleasure of talking about how people will move in five years at the American Public Transportation Association’s annual meeting. Here at TransLoc, we’re passionate about solving the biggest problems plaguing the public transit industry and as such, I’m taking the liberty of extending this passion beyond the original presentation (which you can watch at the above … Read More

How Will People Move in Five Years? Part II: Offer Public Transit Service that Wins

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In early October, I had the pleasure of talking about how people will move in five years at the American Public Transportation Association’s annual meeting. Here at TransLoc, we’re passionate about solving the biggest problems plaguing the public transit industry and as such, I’m taking the liberty of extending this passion beyond the original presentation (which you can watch at the above … Read More

How Will People Move in Five Years? Part I: Trends Affecting Public Transit

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In early October, I had the pleasure of talking about how people will move in five years at the American Public Transportation Association’s annual meeting. Here at TransLoc, we’re passionate about solving the biggest problems plaguing the public transit industry and as such, I’m taking the liberty of extending this passion beyond the original presentation (which you can watch at the above … Read More

The 7 Best Apps for College Students

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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.

Mobile Real-Time Transit Information Helping N.C. Center for the Blind – An Interview

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TransLoc’s mobile real-time transit information is revolutionizing transit not only for the general public, but also for riders with disabilities. Mike Switzer is an orientation and mobility specialist who teaches travel skills at the North Carolina Rehabilitation Center for the Blind (NCRCB). Mike recently came to the TransLoc office with some information that surprised and inspired all of us. He … Read More

Interview With Catherine Clarke: Why She Bought Her Smartphone For TransLoc

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  When we found out that local transit rider, Catherine Clarke, bought her smartphone specifically to use TransLoc’s mobile app, we had to hear more. So, we reached out to Catherine to learn about why she rides the bus and what role TransLoc plays in her commute. She told us how using public transportation has not only saved her money, … Read More

TransLoc Android App Released

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After the release of our free iPhone app in April 2010, Android users began clamoring for their own native app. The time is finally here: we have officially removed the “beta” label from the free TransLoc Android app.