Local Transit

CarTrawler Finds Itself for Sale Again

CarTrawler Finds Itself for Sale Again

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Business-to-business travel companies might not be as attractive as their business-to-consumer siblings but they can still command a hefty price tag. CarTrawler is one of Ireland's best-known travel tech companies, and a new owner would likely look to push the company into new areas.

1 month 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.

2 months ago

St. Petersburg Subway Explosion Kills at Least 10, Shuts Down Entire System

St. Petersburg Subway Explosion Kills at Least 10, Shuts Down Entire System

Henry Meyer, Reuters

3 months ago

Bike-Sharing Startup in China Builds $1 Billion Business Out of 15-Cent Rides

Bike-Sharing Startup in China Builds $1 Billion Business Out of 15-Cent Rides

Lulu Yilun Chen , Bloomberg

As Uber's Travis Kalanick or airlines know, companies often have to race to the bottom on pricing in order to eliminate the competition. Bike-sharing companies in China are playing the same game.

4 months ago

iCars Buys Limos.com in Crowded Corporate Travel Ground Transport Market

iCars Buys Limos.com in Crowded Corporate Travel Ground Transport Market

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The iCars merger with Limos.com makes the combined company a viable competitor against Blacklane and GroundLink, leaders in private car aggregation for corporate travelers. But all the companies need to step up their games. They need to deliver consistently quick responses to real-time bookings at multiple destinations via consumer-grade mobile apps.

5 months 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.

6 months ago

London Finally Gets Late-Night Weekend Subway Service

London Finally Gets Late-Night Weekend Subway Service

Costas Pitas, Reuters

London still has a ways to go before its nightlife catches up with other world class destinations.

10 months ago

Budget Bus Travel Boom in France Following Deregulation

Budget Bus Travel Boom in France Following Deregulation

Gregory Viscusi , Bloomberg

A perfect example of how people will always want to travel. If you make travel easier and more affordable to do so, you'll be opening up movement and commerce in a way that can be an economic boost, too.

11 months ago

Streetcars Are Back in the U.S., But They Need a Purpose Beyond Tourism

Streetcars Are Back in the U.S., But They Need a Purpose Beyond Tourism

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press

There's nothing so wasteful as a transit system that doesn't really help people, except, perhaps one that just entertains tourists.

1 year ago

London’s Tube Finally Begins Testing 24-Hour Service

London’s Tube Finally Begins Testing 24-Hour Service

Estelle Shirbon, Reuters

Think of all the tourists who will no longer have to grudgingly take a taxi a midnight because they never expected the Tube not to be running 24 hours.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

A Robust Bikeshare Network Is Still Developing in U.S. Cities

A Robust Bikeshare Network Is Still Developing in U.S. Cities

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Bikeshare networks will likely struggle to gain traction until they connect users to more intercity transportation options.

1 year ago