October 11, 2018

“A series of small trials seeks to establish the value of tiny, electric transit"

The sci-fi future of autonomous vehicles remains a ways off. But while the spotlight remains focused on cars, autonomous shuttles—small, usually electric vehicles with capacity for less than a dozen riders that sometimes operate on fixed routes—continue to slowly proliferate.

And they’re already navigating city streets.

“There’s a niche here...

September 7, 2018

“As urban mobility struggles with congestion and pollution, shared mobility modes are finding eager acceptance among commuters across the world"

Frost & Sullivan has revealed predictions that demonstrate how multimodality and intermodality are expected to accelerate the demand-responsive transit (DRT) market from $2.8 billion in 2017 to $551.61 billion in 2030, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.3 per cent.

Most...

August 15, 2018

“Any cycling infrastructure is great for us.”

Get ready for more cycling infrastructure in Middlesex County.

Middlesex County Council endorsed a draft cycling strategy on Tuesday. County engineer Chris Traini said the Middlesex County Cycling Strategy is the end of a long process that started in 2016.

“Cycling in a county context is difficult to tackle,” he said to the council on Tuesday.

The strategy was developed between F...

July 30, 2018

“Most of my trips are residents going to and from work or heading home from shopping.”

Maricela Hernandez has only been driving for Lyft for about a month but has already observed some key differences with ridership in certain markets.

Downtown Los Angeles has more competition. There are plenty of riders but longer drives and more traffic, she said. In Pasadena, there are more tourists. Most of the rides are shuttling peo...

July 27, 2018

“Our partnership with Chariot provides another opportunity for our community to use public transportation and work towards the university’s sustainability goals,”

Beginning today, the University of Denver is the first in Colorado to pilot a new service provided by Chariot shuttles. Subsidized for all students, faculty and staff by DU IMPACT 2025 funding, Chariot will provide rides along two designated routes around the pe...

“We now have a mayor who campaigned on a platform of mobility and allowing for mobility companies to thrive and flourish in the city"

Thanks to its densely populated neighbourhoods, low rates of vehicle ownership and openness to varied modes of public transportation, Montreal boasts one of the highest rates of usage of car-sharing services of any city in North America.

Record recruitment figures and a new city administrati...

July 23, 2018

"A former freight rail line could be the missing link in Metro's Rail to River Corridor."

A former freight rail line could be the missing link in Metro's Rail to River Corridor. The unused rail line spans 10.6 miles and cuts through South L.A. to Inglewood.Officials say the underutilized railroad right-of-way can be converted into a pedestrian and bicycle corridor.

The project area is largely composed of a mix of high-dens...

July 10, 2018

"Public transit ridership dropped in 31 of 35 U.S. major metropolitan areas in 2017."

Over the last half-decade, public transit ridership declined nationwide. The number of vehicle miles traveled in cars is rising, and traffic congestion is getting worse in many U.S. cities. At the same time, the century-old taxi industry is struggling, with many taxi companies going bankrupt.

Are ride-hailing companies such as Lyft and U...

"Creating the Mobility Operating System of Tomorrow."

In late March, two rivals that have battled for market share in a competitive industry for nearly a century announced an unexpected partnership to blend their respective market strengths and gain an advantage in a landscape that is fundamentally changing. We are not talking about a telecom or banking merger; we are talking about a milestone in "new mobility." On March...

June 7, 2018

"Cities, consultants, and other stakeholders appear to be embracing the pilot model for testing mobility solutions and proving success prior to making a major investment. "

Staged annually in the Windy City, the National Shared Mobility Summit focuses on the discussion and exploration of the latest developments in car-sharing, shared autonomous and electric vehicles, bike-sharing, e-hailing and micro-transit. Thanks to the...

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