Talking Headways Podcast: Where’s My Bus? When Will It Arrive?

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This week, we’re joined by Jonny Simkin, co-founder and CEO of Swiftly. Simkin talks about what his company does to crunch data at transit agencies and the impacts they’ve had on transit agencies outlook on service. He also chats about potential futures for mobility as a service and data privacy.

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Not a day goes by without a raft of stories about “new mobility” providers — ride-hailing companies like Uber or car-share services like Car2Go that have tapped into recent technological advances to provide new ways to get around. In a new report, “Private Mobility, Public Interest” [PDF], TransitCenter deflates some of the hype surrounding these services while laying out […]