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Is American Public Transit Really So Bad?

Is American Public Transit Really So Bad?

Today Americans drive because it is their most convenient option. However, with extensive new transit funding, a commitment to embracing transit-oriented development, and by improving basic local service, Americans will finally find it accessible to choose public transit over driving.

by: Kellie Meilleur

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Barrie’s Santa Tour Goes High Tech With a “Santa Tracker”

Barrie’s Santa Tour Goes High Tech With a “Santa Tracker”

The City of Barrie (ON) is forgoing its annual Santa Claus parade, and opting for a more high-tech "Santa Tour" instead. This year, Santa will be travelling all around Barrie with a police escort, and Barrie's Mayor, Jeff Lehman. Barrie Transit will be enabling their passenger information technology, MyRide, to create a "Santa Tracker" for Barrie residents, to keep track of Santa's whereabouts on a map, throughout every stage of his tour.

by: Kellie Meilleur

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Why You Should Get to Know Chris Keuleman

Why You Should Get to Know Chris Keuleman

Join Chris Keuleman on his journey to becoming TripSpark Transit's new Director of Finance. An avid traveler and dog dad, Chris shares his wolrdly and local travel adventures, his love of great music, good beer and his sweet pup, Cora.

by: Kellie Meilleur

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10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Germs on Public Transit

10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Germs on Public Transit

Many transit agencies have risen to the occasion to keep their vehicles clean and safe for their riders, For example, take the TTC's pilot project to reduce rider exposure to germs, by installing an anti-microbial copper coating on high-touch surfaces on all subways, streetcars, and buses. While this is a huge step in the right direction towards curbing infection, there are many other ways that germaphobes can protect themselves. Here are our top 10.

by: Kellie Meilleur

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APTA Ridership Report Uncovers New Demands from US Public Transit Riders

APTA Ridership Report Uncovers New Demands from US Public Transit Riders

Whether commuting to work or school, running errands, or needing to get to appointments, public transit is essential to keeping Americans moving freely, and together. According to a ridership report from the APTA, transit riders are eager to get moving on public transit again, however they're now demanding that transit agencies increase health and safety measures, before they start sharing rides again.

by: Kellie Meilleur

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