In celebration of London’s underground’s (“The Tube”) 150th anniversary, CNN ranked the world’s 9 cities with the best metro systems in the world. Did your city make the list?
Intel and Strategy Analytics have joined forces to produce a new study that explores the future societal and economic potential of pilotless vehicles.
Companies have yet to keep pace with the shifting trends of today’s commuters as they’re still fixed on a car-centric design for their campuses. Especially in areas where public transportation is unavailable, employees have no option but to endure traffic during their morning commute.
The transportation industry is rapidly evolving as public and private transportation sectors work together to offer more multimodal trip options for commuters. In the United States, we’re witnessing the rise of new technological advancements that are fueling the growth of these partnerships and the expansion of mobility options. But have you ever wondered what’s happening across the pond?
While technology can be a powerful solution to many problems cities and their transit agencies encounter, the mobile app can’t be looked at as the Holy Grail of solutions to what plague the cities of the world when it comes to issues involving traffic congestion, walkability, safety, and mobility options. Transit Center says these cities need to do more than just buy or “tech” their way out of their issues.
The Rocky Mountain Institute thinks we’re on our way to “peak car” soon, and car buying is going to start declining by 2020. They cite factors like economic benefits to not owning a car, electric vehicle ownership growing, and the number of car-free Americans continuing to go up. And, of course, expanding transit systems and ride-sharing services are a big part of reaching this goal.
Despite smartphones having been around for almost a decade, USB ports have yet to find their way onto public transportation.