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Answers to Transportation Ills Need to Come from Unexpected Funding

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 1:19 PM

This is the second of a two-part Mobility Lab series. Part 1 looked at the big-picture history of transportation funding in the United States. Part 2 examines ways we can fund transportation in a future of flat federal funding. The world of transportation is innovating and shifting at a clip no mere mortals can expect […]

by Paul Mackie
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Rural Reflections: Dispatches from TransportationCamp California

Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:29 AM

This post originally appeared on the author’s blog, ruthmiller.net. In an exciting departure from TransportationCamp’s usual urban habitat, TransportationCamp California recently took place in rural Sonoma County, some 50 miles north of the Bay Area, during the California Association for Coordinated Transportation Fall Conference. Interestingly, the unconference format of the camp revealed a distinct “off” tone […]

by Ruth Miller
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Turning to Your Customers for Advice

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 3:41 PM

This post originally appeared on Talking Transportation. It’s common throughout the transportation industry to make data available for private use, often ending up being presented in mobile apps. No surprise, if a department of transportation or local transit agency has rapidly, or even regularly, updated data that includes route conditions, a mobile public wants to know. The […]

by Lloyd Brown
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How Ridesharing Could Help Solve the Last-Mile Problem

Monday, November 16, 2015 3:04 PM

A few months ago I wrote a post about Uber’s new “Smart Routes” feature and ended by saying that it’s not just taxis who need to be thinking about platforms like Uber, it’s also public transit authorities. I said that because I think that multi-modal is already the new reality in terms of how we get […]

by Brandon G. Donnelly
Mobility Lab Releases
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How Transportation Funding Fails to Work the Way Anyone Intended

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:38 PM

This is the first of a two-part Mobility Lab series. Part 1 looks at the big-picture history of transportation funding in the United States. Part 2 will examine ways we can fund transportation in a future of flat federal funding.As the Senate and House are finalizing touches on the first new transportation authorization bill in […]

by Howard Jennings
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The Rules of the Road: Then Versus Now

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:15 AM

This post originally appeared on the Eno Transportation Weekly blog. On November 12, the Eno Center for Transportation will host its policy summit, “New Rules of the Road.” Mobility Lab CEO Lois DeMeester will be part of a panel at the summit, judging presentations in the portion “The Great Upheaval: Ideas for the New Road.” […]

by Ann Henebery
Community Design
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Five Big Lessons to Help Small Cities Expand Shared Mobility

Friday, October 23, 2015 1:30 PM

Discussions on shared mobility often focus on transportation solutions for high-density city neighborhoods. But most of the recent growth in the U.S. – and by far the greatest share of urbanized land – is now in suburban areas outside the urban core, as well as in smaller, lower-density cities. This issue was addressed recently at […]

by Cassie Halls
Community Design
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What Every Candidate (and Voter) Should Know about Bikeshare

Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:15 AM

While many in the transportation world already understand the implications of urban bikeshare systems, candidates for local elected office, especially in jurisdictions outside the urban core, who don’t bike on a daily basis might have some questions on how it all fits together. Where is everyone on those sturdy red bikes going? Why is it […]

by Henry Dunbar
Mobility Lab Releases
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Transportation Bill Misses Boat on Most Exciting Aspects of Industry

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:23 AM

From the fast-moving on-demand economy to increases in non-auto trips for Americans, one would think Congress would be trying to at least keep up with the latest trends in transportation. But when the U.S. House of Representatives likely passes its bipartisan, $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 this week, it appears […]

by Howard Jennings
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How to “Get Sh*t Done” In the Face of Transportation Bureaucracy

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 10:44 AM

Thank goodness this book is out. Start-Up City – Inspiring Private & Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun is sorely needed right now. Cities are at the forefront of taking on addressing issues at the intersection of demographics, technology, transport, climate, housing, equity, and health, but are largely ill equipped to respond. Entrepreneur, […]

by Chris Hamilton