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Contact tracing is key for smart transit and smarter cities

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By tapping into existing digital infrastructure, transit agencies and operators can use apps to trace passenger movement, @CarlosLeiSantos and @Paulo_F_Santos with @ubirider @hypelabstech write. https://t.co/ETBAT3x5Dp
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Mobility is the lifeblood of the economy, and getting people moving again is essential. Leveraging digital platforms and infrastructure to sense people’s locations makes this possible.

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By tapping into existing digital infrastructure, transit agencies and operators can use apps to trace passenger movement, @CarlosLeiSantos and @Paulo_F_Santos with @ubirider @hypelabstech write. https://t.co/ETBAT3x5Dp
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Contact tracing is key for smart transit and smarter cities

Contact tracing is key for smart transit and smarter cities

Mobility is the lifeblood of the economy, and getting people moving again is essential. Leveraging digital platforms and infrastructure to sense people’s locations makes this possible.

There's an app for that: Transit agencies tackle MaaS platform development

There's an app for that: Transit agencies tackle MaaS platform development

Cities are racing to keep up with mobility changes by developing integrated transportation apps, but they're experiencing plenty of bumps in the road. 

Smarter cities need smarter addresses. And you just need 3 words

Smarter cities need smarter addresses. And you just need 3 words

In a smart city of drones and self-driving cars, the address systems of yore aren’t good enough. What3Words is a company that devised a smarter version that uses just three words, yet is ...

Mobility as a Service: A Blueprint for Disruption?

Mobility as a Service: A Blueprint for Disruption?

Is Mobility as a Service (MaaS) destined to transform or disrupt the urban mobility market? Or will MaaS be a specialized market segment of urban mobility?

Self-Driving Vehicles for Urban Mobility Deployed in European Smart Cities

Self-Driving Vehicles for Urban Mobility Deployed in European Smart Cities

Three autonomous bus prototypes will be evaluated in a pilot test in real-life conditions in five European cities this spring and fall.

Remix picks up $15 million to help cities make better decisions around transit

Remix picks up $15 million to help cities make better decisions around transit

A San Francisco-based startup just raised $15 million to solve the complicated problem of transit infrastructure in urban environments. Remix was founded by Tiffany Chu, Dan Getelman, Danny ...

Are Australian cities growing around their rapid transit networks?

Are Australian cities growing around their rapid transit networks?

My last post showed half of Perth’s outer urban population growth between 2011 and 2016 happened in places more than 5 km from a train station (see: Are Australian cities sprawling with ...

Transit and Ride-Sharing Partnerships on the Rise, Despite Growing Pains

Transit and Ride-Sharing Partnerships on the Rise, Despite Growing Pains

More than two dozen transit agencies have launched partnerships with transportation network companies, with varying degrees of success.

Artificial Intelligence : making shared mobility smarter

Artificial Intelligence : making shared mobility smarter

Smart charging, camera surveillance and voice bots are just some of the technologies that can help us achieve smarter #mobility. How can #AI 💻 transform #SharedMobility?#PulseMag

London is tracking passengers on the Underground

London is tracking passengers on the Underground

London's subway has become the latest transportation agency to use location data collected from people's smartphones in a bid to improve services.

Driverless shuttles: what are we waiting for?

Driverless shuttles: what are we waiting for?

In the zero-carbon cities of the future, commuting to work may take the form of hailing a driverless shuttle through an app which ferries you from your door to the nearest public transport ...

Covid-19 and transportation: 5 things cities can do right now

Covid-19 and transportation: 5 things cities can do right now

Tips from Janette Sadik-Khan and Corinne Kisner.

Turn your smartphone into a catalyst for making better transportation choices

Turn your smartphone into a catalyst for making better transportation choices

By helping navigate between the growing options on our streets, trip-planning apps can transform commuting habits.

With rail project back on track, how Transit Oriented Development can transform a city

With rail project back on track, how Transit Oriented Development can transform a city

Even if everything moves forward without a single setback, it will be five or six years before the first passenger train arrives at the station in Manchester, but development in the area ...

Public Transport and Infectious Diseases

Public Transport and Infectious Diseases

This is a rough set of guidelines for how to make public transport networks more resilient to infectious diseases. While this post is inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic, some of what I’m ...

The Perfect Commute Is Closer Than You Think

The Perfect Commute Is Closer Than You Think

It’s 8:02 a.m. on a Tuesday in the year 2036. Elise opens her smartphone’s travel app, which suggests the best route for her morning commute, using her preferred mix of speed, value and low ...

How on-demand technology is revolutionising transit

How on-demand technology is revolutionising transit

By Andrei Greenawalt, Vice President for Public Policy, Via Via was founded with the goal of offering efficient, affordable, and sustainable-shared rides to everyone, everywhere. Our ...

The scooter stampede of 2018 is great news for urban transportation

The scooter stampede of 2018 is great news for urban transportation

Micromobility options like scooters are a small step in solving the massive challenge of urban transit.