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Category: Mass Transit

Greyhound Debuts Real-time Bus Tracker for Customers

Greyhound Debuts Real-time Bus Tracker for Customers

| June 12, 2015

Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, has announced the launch of BusTracker— a new real-time GPS tracking system that allows customers to see where their bus is, and when it will arrive at their destination. Customers can access BusTracker by visiting Greyhound.com and searching by schedule number, departure city or […]

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Gerard Frances Named GM Commuter Services in Boston for Keolis

Gerard Frances Named GM Commuter Services in Boston for Keolis

| February 26, 2015

Gerald C. Francis has been named the general manager of its Keolis Commuter Services unit in Boston, the operator of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail network since July 1, 2014. He replaces Tom Mulligan, who resigned earlier this week. Franck Dubourdieu was named deputy general manager. He previously served as director of Quality […]

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Ford is experimenting with its own Uber-like app

Ford is experimenting with its own Uber-like app

| February 26, 2015

Courtesy of Washington Post By Emily Badger: The rise of Uber does not bode well for car-makers. The ride-hailing service, and other apps like it, have made it increasingly easy in major cities to get around town without owning a car. They promise the convenience of personal cars without the monthly car payment, the speed […]

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First Working Hyperloop System in Urban Area Planned for California

First Working Hyperloop System in Urban Area Planned for California

| February 26, 2015

  Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced that it has reached an agreement for the first working Hyperloop passenger transportation system on a five-mile stretch in California’s Central Valley as part of Quay Valley, a new, sustainable 21st Century town. The Hyperloop, also called the 5th mode of transportation, allows a capsule with 28 people to […]

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Is Your Commute Making You Sick?

Is Your Commute Making You Sick?

| February 25, 2015

A recent study has found that how you commute translates into a major factor in terms of your overall health and your happiness. So, let’s begin with some data. The numbers show that the average commute time in the United States is 25.4 minutes. Many of us would say it feels a lot longer than […]

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Turkish Minibus Transport Manufacturer Expands into Italy

Turkish Minibus Transport Manufacturer Expands into Italy

| February 23, 2015

Karsan, a leading Turkish automotive manufacturer focused on the creation, production and sales of urban and suburban transport vehicles, has launched a presence in Italy. Called Karsan Italy S.R.L, it will be headquartered in Turin. Heading the operation will be David Siviero, who will serve as General Manager and has senior management experience with international […]

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Japan Expands Bullet Train Network, Timed for Cherry Blossom Season

Japan Expands Bullet Train Network, Timed for Cherry Blossom Season

| February 23, 2015

  A new addition to Japan’s bullet train network, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, will start service on March and is deisgned to significantly reduce travel times between Tokyo, Toyama and Kanazawa. The new line is timed perfectly for seeing the cherry blossoms. According to information provided by East Japan Railway Company, the Hokuriku Shinkansen departs from […]

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NJ Commuters Slow to Board Mass Transit, Younger Workers Go Green

NJ Commuters Slow to Board Mass Transit, Younger Workers Go Green

| February 15, 2015

According to a recent report, commuters in New Jersey still prefer to get behind the wheel of their car for the daily commute, though the green trend may be brightening – a bit. Nearly 72 percent of NY residents dive alone to work, largely unchanged in the past eight years. That said, younger residents are […]

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U.S. Demographics Drive Need for More Green Transit Alternatives

U.S. Demographics Drive Need for More Green Transit Alternatives

| February 4, 2015

EXCLUSIVE TO GREEN TRANSIT NEWS: The findings of a new report issued by the Department of Transportation entitled “Beyond Traffic 2045: Trends and Choices,” paints a potentially troubling picture as it relates to how we travel and underscores the need for far more green transit alternatives to be implemented. Let’s start with the demographics: Over […]

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This Commuter Bus Runs On Poop

This Commuter Bus Runs On Poop

| February 3, 2015

Hold the jokes (and your nose). A U.K.-based biogas plant, GENeco, has developed a 40-seater than runs on converted sewage and food waste. Honest. The vehicle is called the Bio-Bus, is the first bus of its kind in the U.K. abd can run for about 186 miles on a single tank of fuel — which […]

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