Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Public Transportation

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Op Ed: Why Baltimore Needs Its Own RTA

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A new ballot question initiative in Maryland aims to give Baltimore voters a say in the creation of a city-specific transit agency — which could be a crucial tool in the fight for transportation equity in Charm City, advocates argue. For nearly half a century, Baltimore has been one of the largest cities in America lacking […]
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Why One Transit Agency Is Paying Uber $80k

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San Francisco Bay Area agency Marin Transit signed a deal that will allow its riders to buy their bus tickets directly from the Uber app — agreeing to pay the company a subscription fee as much as $80,000 over two years for the use of its software. The move raised hackles among some transit advocates, who are skeptical of the e-taxi industry's corrosive impact on public transportation ridership.
A sample of the WayFinder App interface. Source: Smart Columbus

What People With Cognitive Disabilities Need from Transit

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A Columbus, Ohio research team is getting closer to releasing an app that could soon give people with cognitive disabilities more independence on mass transit systems across America. The Wayfinder app, developed by AbleLink Technologies in partnership with Smart Columbus, provides customizable support for users with cognitive difficulties, including disabilities stemming from medical conditions such […]