Saturday, May 22, 2010

Google Transit Pilot in Northern California

Reconnecting America posts a blog entry about the recent launch of Google Transit's pilot project in a multi-county rural area of Northern California. Discussed are the kinks in applying Google Transit to rural places where assumptions about transit and walking to transit may be misplaced. Also mentioned is the federal coordination mandate. The counties used in the pilot are relatively transit rich. "Eight public transit operators serve these counties, with four providing inter-county service."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A New Route for Technical Assistance

The National Resource Center for Humans Service Transportation Coordination (NRC), housed at the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), is shifting from a newsletter into the blogosphere. The NRC Technical Assistance News will be the venue for TA resources, innovations and interesting news.

Next week is our annual EXPO conference in sunny Long Beach, Calif. Be sure to look for my sessions on Transportation's Role in Livable Communities, and
Gimmick or Workable Strategy? Zero Fare Systems and Strategies. Also on the agenda are workshops about mobility management and one-call services. Join the Partnership for Mobility Management as it captures stories of customer-focused transportation at its Picturing Mobility booth on the trade show floor.

Plus, EXPO is full of wonderful people.