27 Mar 2015

The Shifting Thinking around Ridesharing

The Shifting Thinking around Ridesharing

Because of companies like Lyft and Uber, there has been a great deal of discussion surrounding the benefits of ridesharing and even what the term “ridesharing” even means. Both of these companies are currently changing their models in order to better align with what the public actually wants: a legitimate carpooling…

TripSpark’s Award for Transit Passion

TripSpark’s Award for Transit Passion

We know that every agency has a passion for transit and strives towards better community engagement. Once we realized that everyone in our community was displaying passion for transit in their own unique way, we knew that we wanted to get every agency to share their story. With this in mind, we have opened up submissions…

20 Mar 2015

Why Open Data is the Decision Support Tool of this Millennium

Why Open Data is the Decision Support Tool of this Millennium

Data provides insight into an agency’s operation. It reveals areas of efficiency and inversely, it reveals problems. For New Jersey Transit, having digital tracking of the progress of buses means they have the data required to improve service. Moving away from manual data entry, they state “will greatly assist us by…

20 Mar 2015

The Real Time Benefits of Real Time Arrival Info

The Real Time Benefits of Real Time Arrival Info

It’s sometimes difficult to quantify how the habits of transit users can affect an agency’s bottom line. We have an infographic that shows how passenger information increases rider satisfaction simply by alleviating the stress of wondering when their bus will arrive. However, this statistic simply suggests an overall…

Is Managing Multiple Schedules Getting out of Hand?

Is Managing Multiple Schedules Getting out of Hand?

It’s every scheduler’s worst nightmare and one of the major signs that your operation needs a technological update. Because of an error somewhere in the chain of information, a member doesn’t receive the service they’re expecting. What’s worse is that when schedule errors and conflicts occur, the main person…