Adam Greenfield, a senior urban fellow at LSE Cities, recently wrote an article for theguardian.com, about “Helsinki’s ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years.” In the article, Mr. Greenfield discusses that “the Finnish capital has announced plans to transform its existing public transport network into a comprehensive, point-to-point “mobility on demand” system by 2025 – one that, in theory, would be so good nobody would have any reason to own a car.
In a recent article for The Atlantic’s CityLab, TransitScreen Strategic Advisor Gabe Klein wrote that with the increasing popularity of bikeshare and carshare in the United States, “We Need to Think Bigger About Transit-Oriented Development.”
TransitScreen Cofounder Ryan Croft will be speaking at the Seamless Transit event on July 16, hosted by SPUR, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.
Last Thursday, President Barack Obama made a trip to 1776 to speak with the DC technology start-ups and entrepreneurs. TransitScreen Cofounder and President Matt Caywood got the opportunity to demo TransitScreen to the President of the United States.
TransitScreen is thrilled to announce that Michael Smith, currently the Principal of Transitime.org, has joined TransitScreen as a Strategic Advisor. Michael has over 15 years of experience in providing real-time public transportation information having been the Director of Engineering, CTO, and General Manager of NextBus.
Taras Grescoe with The Atlantic’s CityLab recently wrote the story “How Denver Is Becoming the Most Advanced Transit City in the West” that went viral throughout the transportation community. He wrote about all the advancements that have been made to the public transit in the typically car-dependent city of Denver, including double-decker buses, a light rail system and express buses with underground concourses.
TransitScreen is pleased to announce that Wendy Silvani, currently a Principal at Wendy Silvani Consulting, has joined TransitScreen as a Strategic Advisor. Wendy has 14+ years in community transportation program design, implementation and management.
Maryland-based commercial real estate firm Bozzuto approached TransitScreen to solve a transportation problem. At their new Atmark Cambridge apartment building in Cambridge, MA, residents have the option of taking a shuttle service to to the subway, walking to the subway, or taking a bus. But the shuttle service was sometimes delayed by heavy traffic, and its arrival times did not always match the schedule.