Articles tagged “mass transit”

Helsinki-Based Mobility App Aims to Make Personal Cars Obsolete

Helsinki-Based Mobility App Aims to Make Personal Cars Obsolete

Kati Pohjanpalo, Bloomberg

This sounds like an urban utopia. Will this mobility app really get car lovers to sell their vehicles? Or will it just be an option for people who were never going to buy cars in the first place?

1 month ago

Hawaii’s $9.5 Billion Commuter Rail Project May Never Be Finished

Hawaii’s $9.5 Billion Commuter Rail Project May Never Be Finished

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

For a destination that's coped with the threat of overtourism for decades, this commuter rail project has the potential to improve the lives not only of tourists but locals, too--if it ever gets funding it needs to be completed.

12 months ago

Singapore’s Outdated Mass Transit System Is Causing Problems for Commuters, Tourists

Singapore’s Outdated Mass Transit System Is Causing Problems for Commuters, Tourists

Sterling Wong , Bloomberg

It looks like commuters in New York City and Singapore have a lot in common these days. If both cities don't improve their public transit systems, it's a lose-lose situation not only for locals but tourists, too.

1 year ago

New York Launches Ferry Service to Better Connect the Boroughs

New York Launches Ferry Service to Better Connect the Boroughs

Associated Press

This new ferry service could end up helping tourists as much as locals. Not only can it relieve some pressure on overcrowded trains and buses, but tourists love views of the city and everyone wants a more pleasant trip to Rockaway Beach in Queens in the summer.

1 year ago

New York and New Jersey Back $32 Billion Investment for Airports and Transit Systems

New York and New Jersey Back $32 Billion Investment for Airports and Transit Systems

Associated Press

It's a relief that funding for "shovel ready" upgrades and repairs are under way. But some of the plan is fanciful, such as the unrealistic funding and timetables for a proposed new bus terminal for New York City.

1 year ago

Uber and Lyft Work With Cities to Replace Public Buses

Uber and Lyft Work With Cities to Replace Public Buses

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

Uber and Lyft could be part of urban innovation plans to streamline public transit but increased traffic and fumes could be a roadblock in some cases.

2 years ago