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OneBusAway Multi-Region – Rapidly Expanding Mobile Transit Apps to New Cities

Real-time transit information offers many benefits to transit riders, including reduced wait times and increased customer satisfaction. However, offering real-time transit services has been challenging for many transit agencies. While mobile apps have emerged as a preferred dissemination method for real-time information, it is typically cost-prohibitive for transit agencies to fund custom development of native mobile apps for all popular smartphone platforms. Third-party developers can offer services if an agency openly shares real-time data, but these individuals are volunteers whose priorities and deadlines may not be the same as the agency’s. As a result, few cities have full app portfolios that cover all smartphone platforms. This CUTR webcast presentation on April 17, 2014 discussed the OneBusAway multi-region project, a collaborative effort that is enabling the rapid expansion of native mobile transit apps … Read entire article »

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Vanpool Marketing Success

On October 30, 2013, the Vanpool Council of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) and the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) held the “Vanpool Marketing Success” netconference.  This event featured two national experts who offered tips and sage advice on marketing vanpools.  A summary of the presentations, links to the recording and links to copies of the slides are shown below.  … Read entire article »

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Disruptive Innovations in Ridesharing webinar

On April 17, 2013, NCTR and the Ridesharing Institute co-hosted “Disruptive Innovations in Ridesharing”.  The recording and handouts are below.  Overview: Transportation systems in many North American cities are being disrupted by the arrival of a new form of ridesharing: the “smart-phone dispatched shared ride”.  Some claim these are unregulated taxis, while others see this as the key to unlocking the empty-seat resource to reduce congestion.  Some regulators are fighting back, while others are changing laws to make it easier for the newcomers.  In their paper, Ridesharing in North America: Past, Present, and Future, Susan Shaheen and Nelson Chan explored the history of this energy conserving and congestion reducing transport mode, and envisioned a future that didn’t anticipate arranging private transportation for customers ‘on-demand’ via smart-phone apps.  And yet within two years … Read entire article »

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Yes, You Can: Making TDM Succeed in Small Urban Areas Net Conference

On February 7, 2013, Alexandria Stokman of Missoula in Motion and Kirk Montgomery of ACHD Commuteride Idaho, presented a net conference on the unique challenges small urban areas face when planning and operating transportation demand management (TDM) programs and services.  The event was moderated by Aaron Fodge, ACT Rocky Mountain Chapter president. View the recording and download the slides.  … Read entire article »

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MAP-21 and TDM Netconference

On July 25, 2012, Jason Pavluchuk with Pavulchuk & Associates, representing the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), provided a thorough review of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and its potential opportunities and challenges for the transportation demand management (TDM) community.  This 80-minute netconference was hosted by ACT and the National Center for Transit Research. View the recording and download slides. … Read entire article »

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