Articles by tag: public transit

Is the Key to Boosting Public Transit Ridership Fare-Free Models or High-Quality, Low-Cost Models?

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Cities worldwide are facing the challenge of traffic congestion and the need for sustainable transit solutions, turning back to the persistent challenge of boosting public transit ridership. The burning question is, what’s the right model for encouraging public transit usage in today’s transportation landscape? Some cities, such as Boston and Kansas City, are exploring fare-free…

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Transportation
Can New York Innovate Away its Public Transit Woes?

With a whopping average of 56 hours a year of delay per commuter, New York recently earned the number one spot for worst traffic congestion in Texas A&M’s Urban Mobility Report. One potential solution in clearing up all the blockage in the Big Apple is getting more people into public transit. But for the MTA,…

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Transportation
The Three Most Important Trends Shaping the Automobile Ecosystem

“The ride-share approach to public transportation may make access more equitable in the U.S.” The auto industry is undergoing a major transformation due to a variety of factors, from COVID-19 to supply chain issues to changing perspectives on mobility. Tackling some of the most pressing trends, MarketScale TV host Daniel Litwin spoke with Carl Anthony, Managing…

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Transportation
New York Takes Over Title as US City with the Worst Traffic

When you hear about a city with the “worst traffic in the U.S.,” you likely picture Los Angeles and its endless seas of brake lights, which go from rage-inducing during normal periods to downright torturous during high-travel times. However, LA is no longer No. 1 in terms of gridlock. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute recently…

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Transportation
Are MaaS and MOD Ready to Solve America’s Traffic Woes?

The City of Angels is no longer ruling from on high in terms of American traffic. The new honor for worst traffic in the country goes to the Big Apple, which took a bite out of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim region’s reign for the first time since 1982, according to the Texas A&M University Transportation…

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Energy
Can Public Transit Support Local and Federal Climate Plans?

The march toward cleaner cities continues at the local and federal level – but there are many roadblocks still ahead. Key questions surround the role of public transit in the overall effort to lessen the environmental impact of the ways in which we get around. Can public transportation do its part to support climate-friendly strategies?…

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Breaking Down the Newest Innovations in Transportation: Roads, Rails and Rides

It has been five months since the COVID-19 pandemic has created a tidal wave of public and private policy shifts which dictate how humans go about their everyday lives. Many of our daily activities, once thought of as normal, have been upended with no certainty to be considered “normal” again. In this latest episode of…

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educational inequities
Equitable Funding, Community Involvement, and AI Solutions Can Help Overcome Educational Inequities
June 14, 2024

Educational inequities in the U.S. have reached critical levels, particularly in underfunded and underserved communities. Recent data highlights how learning loss and achievement gaps, exacerbated by the pandemic, disproportionately affect minority and low-income students. For example, during the 2020-2021 school year, Black and Hispanic students experienced lower gains in math and reading compared to…

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food supply
Our DisruptED Food Supply with Cole Mannix at the Old Salt Co-op
June 14, 2024

The global food supply chain is under intense scrutiny, with giant agribusinesses dominating the landscape and creating vulnerabilities in how we grow and distribute food. With concerns over sustainability, ecological impact, and the health implications of our food systems, the need for innovative and regenerative agricultural practices has never been more critical. What does…

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social impact
Boston Medical Center is Leading the Way in Social Impact
June 14, 2024

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is at the forefront of health equity and social impact. Its dedicated focus is on addressing social determinants of health and improving outcomes for underserved communities. This emphasis aligns with current trends in healthcare, where social impact and community engagement are becoming increasingly critical. In this episode of the “Healthcare…

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Blink Charging’s CEO Brendan Jones Inspects Charging Stations to Back EV Community Growth in Los Angeles, CA
June 13, 2024

As the electric vehicle (EV) market continues to expand, ensuring reliable and widespread charging infrastructure is more critical than ever. Brendan Jones, the CEO of Blink Charging, recently highlighted these efforts during a visit to Los Angeles, CA, for a conference. He checked in on Blink charging stations and spoke with customers about their…

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How A Historic Neighborhood Has Adopted Modern Transit: Roads, Rails, & Rides
March 25, 2020

This week on Roads, Rails, & Rides host Jeb Morris sits down with Jeremy Scott, the President of the West End Association, to discuss how the oldest neighborhood in Dallas utilizes every mode of transportation. The West End section of Dallas, TX is well over a hundred years with rustic brick buildings having been updated…

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CES 2020 on Transit Infrastructure and Partnerships to Look Out For
January 22, 2020

Transportation technology was a hot topic at CES 2020, and MarketScale was there to gauge industry leaders’ thoughts on everything from micro-mobility and artificial intelligence’s role in the future of transportation to the use of mobile devices, private-public partnerships, and more. Below is a brief look at some of the insights they shared with MarketScale…

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CES 2020: Creating a Platform for Mobility as a Service With Bell’s Carey Cannon
January 15, 2020

Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin recently sat down with Bell’s Chief Engineer of Innovation Carey Cannon at CES 2020 to discuss micro-mobility and solutions for current urban and rural transit challenges, among other insights. Cannon and Litwin discussed how Bell is pioneering air-mobility at scale and working with cities to implement the necessary infrastructure for…

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