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Pop-up bus service looks to reinvent mass transit

Jul 3, 2014
A Massachusetts start-up uses data to create faster bus routes.
Posted In: big data, public transportation, bus

On a bus to nowhere

Apr 16, 2014
Many Silicon Valley homeless take "Hotel 22" bus for hours every night.
Posted In: homelessness, Silicon Valley, public transportation

Public transportation at its highest level since 1956

Mar 10, 2014
Americans took more than 10 billion public transport trips in 2013.
Posted In: public transportation, cars, driving, Transportation

Chicago's winter and a commuter-rail system in trouble

Feb 18, 2014
Delayed trains left commuters standing in icy winds, and revealed an accident waiting to happen.
Posted In: polar vortex, Chicago, public transportation

London Tube rides go high tech

Nov 22, 2013
Starting soon, London Underground riders will be able to enjoy WiFi and other services.
Posted In: London, public transportation, wifi

No ticket needed when you have a Sesame Ring

Oct 15, 2013
A new product is a sort of decoder ring for mass transit systems.
Posted In: innovation, public transportation

BART strike reveals tech, transit worker divide

Jul 4, 2013
The strike has laid bare a tricky cultural divide in the Bay Area, between traffic-weary tech workers who drive the local economy, and blue collar transit workers who feel left behind.
Posted In: BART, San Francisco, california, public transportation, unions

Tech spin: A tour of New York City's new bike share program

May 31, 2013
Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson takes New York City's new bike share program for a spin.
Posted In: New York City, bike sharing, bike, public transportation

Lost your NYC Metrocard? That'll cost you an extra dollar

Mar 5, 2013
This week, New York subway and bus riders will have to hold onto their Metrocards or face a $1 surcharge for a new one. NYC's transit authority says it costs $10 million a year to produce the cards.
Posted In: New York City, New York, MTA, public transportation

New public transport idea for Austin, Texas has high hopes

Jan 18, 2013
In Austin, Texas, a new idea aims to give the city's public transit system a lift -- in the form of gondolas.
Posted In: public transportation

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