Transit makes room for ride-sharing services
A cease-fire is emerging between mass transit and an array of "sharing services' in Chicago, a striking change from when public officials searching for solutions to traffic gridlock generally bowed to a simplistic formula advocated by the transit agencies:
Train and bus, good. Car, bad. Taxicab, really bad. Chicago Tribune, Nov. 23
In Big Bear Lake, Calif., Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority’s buses are going high tech. The agency’s board of directors has approved a $200,000 contract with Indianapolis-based company DoubleMap to replace the bus system’s GPS with more up-to-date technology for bus tracking, communication and data analytics. Read more...
Anchorage mayor fields complaints at transit center press conference At a press conference, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said the city’s downtown transit center has so many safety and crime problems that only a large-scale remodel can fix it. But some of the regulars interrupted the media event to pepper Berkowitz with questions of their own and to complain that they came to the transit center because they had nowhere else to go. Alaska Dispatch News, Nov. 24
St. Paul's first BRT line coming to busy thoroughfare Metro Transit's quest to find a speedier option to connect the Twin Cities' light rail lines and beyond is coming soon.
Starting next year, the "A Line," a $27 million bus rapid transit project, will run along Snelling Avenue and Ford Parkway in St. Paul to connect Rosedale Center in Roseville to the 46th Street light-rail station in Minneapolis.
Pioneer Press, Nov. 23