Local Transit

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.

3 weeks 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.

2 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.

6 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.

7 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.

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 months 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.

11 months ago

After Brussels Attacks U.S. Will Tighten Security at Airports and Transit Points

After Brussels Attacks U.S. Will Tighten Security at Airports and Transit Points

Alan Levin, Skift

Our airports and other transit points would already be safer if leaders didn't rely on poorly paid employees with little job security.

11 months ago

Merlin Entertainments Is Looking to Drive More Business With an Investment in Big Bus

Merlin Entertainments Is Looking to Drive More Business With an Investment in Big Bus

Hannah Sampson, Skift

With a small stake in Big Bus, Merlin is trying to diversify its entertainment offerings — not a bad move considering the poor performance of its theme park group last year.

12 months ago

What Cities Can Learn From Travelers Using Apple Pay on London’s Tube

What Cities Can Learn From Travelers Using Apple Pay on London’s Tube

Dan Peltier, Skift

London's contact-less payments system is already embraced by many international travelers who want to quickly get where they're going. It doesn't make sense for travelers to buy a card they may only need a few times and tapping credit cards and Apple Pay on card readers solves this problem.

1 year ago

Seattle Testing the Economics of On-Demand Services With New Labor Rules

Seattle Testing the Economics of On-Demand Services With New Labor Rules

Phuong Le, Associated Press

Bad news for investors and companies wanting to maximize profits while keeping prices artificially low. Great news for workers and anyone in favor of a rational economy.

1 year ago