Self-driving vehicles are coming. We’re already seeing cars on the road with autonomous features, like emergency braking and parking assist. Sooner than we think, fully autonomous vehicles will be on the road around us everywhere, and all sorts of industries are starting to prepare for that future. In addition to car manufacturers, public transit will have a role to play in this emerging industry, and the new technology could be a boon for bus riders.
While public transit agencies have often partnered with employee benefits firms like WageWorks and Zenefits in order to allow employees to pay for their commutes with pre-tax dollars, it’s only recently that ride-sharing services are starting to jump into the fray as well. Lyft has rolled out this benefit, starting in New York, Boston, Miami, and Seattle, and the company is hoping to expand out to more cities. Lyft is hoping to attract more riders to the service through the program.
Our city streets are in need of resurgence as more and more people are moving out of the suburbs and into urban areas.
Nine states were selected to host 10 autonomous vehicle testing sites after competing a national contest among several testing centers late last year.
Despite smartphones having been around for almost a decade, USB ports have yet to find their way onto public transportation.
Residents of Vancouver has made a drastic change to their lifestyle as over 50% of their commute is completed via bike, public transit, or on foot.
Designing environments with all types of people in mind is instrumental to establishing a sustainable community.
University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School studied 18,000 British employees to determine the health effects on commuters when taking public transit to work.