Articles tagged “public transportation”

Making Events Green Starts First With Transportation

Making Events Green Starts First With Transportation

Isaac Carey, Skift

Getting rid of plastic straws is nice, but the biggest positive impact will come from cutting back on plane trips and the use of gas-powered cars. At first, these changes may seem overly inconvenient, but that feeling will lessen once attendee expectations start to shift.

2 months ago

Uber Tests Express Pool Service to Compete With Public Transportation

Uber Tests Express Pool Service to Compete With Public Transportation

Tom Krisher, Associated Press

Uber has been working on ways to bridge the gaps in public transportation for years. Express Pool, which asks travelers to walk to Uber vehicles instead of getting picked up where they are, is the company's most visible attempt yet to crack the huge market of commuters in the U.S.

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Singapore’s Outdated Mass Transit System Is Causing Problems for Commuters, Tourists

Singapore’s Outdated Mass Transit System Is Causing Problems for Commuters, Tourists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

2 years ago

Gondolas Seen as Transit Solution for World’s Crowded Cities

Gondolas Seen as Transit Solution for World’s Crowded Cities

Mary Esch, Associated Press

Besides being great tourist attractions cable cars and gondolas also help connect outlying neighborhoods to central business districts and have demonstrated the high degree of revitalization that is possible in cities.

3 years ago

How Ridesharing Can Go Beyond Travel to Solve Urban Public-Transportation Problems

How Ridesharing Can Go Beyond Travel to Solve Urban Public-Transportation Problems

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's probably only a matter of time before governments and other public services begin to leverage the power of ridesharing services for the public good.

4 years ago