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

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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Talking Headways Podcast: Remixing the Future of Transit Planning

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This week I’m joined by Tiffany Chu, co-founder of the transit planning software firm Remix, which helps agencies quickly assess the impact of potential changes in service. Tiffany discusses the response the company has received from the transit industry and what got it started. We also talk about the possible policy implications of Remix, as […]

New Survey: 84% of Transit Agencies Facing Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

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Budget shortfalls exacerbated by the lingering recession have forced 84 percent of local transit agencies to hike fares, cut service, or begin considering one or both of those options since the beginning of 2009, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). (Chart: APTA) APTA’s bleak survey reflects data from […]
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Needed: A Federal Program to Boost Transit Service

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Transit Center and is republished with permission.  On March 13, 2020, at the onset of the pandemic, the Federal Transit Administration responded to the emergency by enabling transit agencies to spend federal funds to run buses and trains. It was a break with longstanding policy. Normally, federal grants are reserved […]