I’ve been a resident of Manhattan for eight years so I like to think I’ve seen it all around New York City– both good and bad. But, the city did something this summer that was 100% different. Citi Bike, the city’s bikeshare system, is the one innovation that has had the most profound impact on my everyday life.
We are excited by newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio appointing Polly Trottenberg, formerly US DOT Under Secretary for Policy, as the next Transportation Commissioner of New York City.
Emily Badger, a staff writer at The Atlantic Cities, wrote a great article on January 22 titled ‘For Bus Riders, Real-Time Arrival Data Is More Important Than Better Service.’ She wrote about the psychology of waiting for an unknown amount of time, and the effect it has on a bus riders and potential bus and transit users.
TransitScreen cofounders Matt Caywood and Ryan Croft recently had the honor, along with three other transportation startups, of presenting our “Six Minute Pitch” at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting in Washington D.C on Tuesday, January 14th.
More than 600 cities worldwide currently provide a bikesharing system to residents and visitors, an increase of nearly 10x during the last 10 years.
The Power of multimodal transit information is in its ability to enable travelers to make better choices about their transportation. People are always in a hurry to get to where they are going: whether they are going to work, to their home, to church, to their family or friends, or to spin class, they need to be where they are going on time.
TransitTalent.com put together a report on “The Psychology of Wayfinding”, which is explained as the “process of defining path and place in public spaces in order to make and execute appropriate decisions.” Essentially, it’s a way to help a person navigate their way through a city by way of signs, symbols, maps and landmarks.
The Washington Post recently published a story titled: Why Aren’t Younger Americans Driving Anymore? . Author Brad Plumer makes three main points: the cost of driving is going up, younger people are living in transit-oriented areas, and technology is making it easier to go car-free.