Local Transit

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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years ago

Japan Wants Self-Driving Taxis for the 2020 Olympics

Japan Wants Self-Driving Taxis for the 2020 Olympics

Ma Jie, Bloomberg

It'll be interesting to see if automated car technology can cope with the traffic congestion in a city like Tokyo.

2 years ago

Los Angeles Wants to Improve Public Transit in Order to Attract the Olympics

Los Angeles Wants to Improve Public Transit in Order to Attract the Olympics

Associated Press

Los Angeles is better at public transportation that people give it credit for. And if it takes a boondoggle like the Olympics to get the city to make it better we're all for it.

2 years ago

Airstream RVs Make a Comeback for Cost-Conscious Vacations, Airbnbs and Food Trucks

Airstream RVs Make a Comeback for Cost-Conscious Vacations, Airbnbs and Food Trucks

Claire Suddath, Bloomberg

Airstream RVs have made a comeback as motels, Airbnbs, ice cream stores, food trucks, offices, and a great way to see the country.

2 years ago

To Get a New Casino Approved, Steve Wynn Will Improve a Boston Subway Line

To Get a New Casino Approved, Steve Wynn Will Improve a Boston Subway Line

Philip Marcelo , Associated Press

Wynn's subsidizing of Boston subways, due to the expected increased use of the system, would be the first such contribution by a private developer. He can afford it: Wynn is playing with house money.

2 years ago

Uber Is Spending $1 Billion to Get Bigger Across India

Uber Is Spending $1 Billion to Get Bigger Across India

Shivam Srivastava, Rama Venkat Raman and Aditya Kalra, Reuters

No one market is big enough to justify Uber's current valuation. That's why it really, really needs India and China.

2 years ago

Atlanta Public Transit to Offer Free Wi-Fi and Launch Uber Partnership

Atlanta Public Transit to Offer Free Wi-Fi and Launch Uber Partnership

Associated Press

This is way too smart for your typical municipal public transport system in the U.S. Perhaps the proper dateline for this story should read "Copenhagen."

2 years ago

Adding Up Uber’s Victory Over New York City’s Mayor

Adding Up Uber’s Victory Over New York City’s Mayor

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

This is what happens to leaders who don't understand tech, you lose a street fight before you've realized you're in one.

2 years ago

Massachusetts Attorney General Examining Uber and Lyft’s Disability Efforts

Massachusetts Attorney General Examining Uber and Lyft’s Disability Efforts

Dan Levine, Reuters

We're eager to see Uber, Lyft and their sharing economy peers like Airbnb meet the accessibility standards that other businesses are required to abide by.

2 years ago