On congested urban streets, America’s burgeoning ranks of rideshare drivers faced constant challenges in picking up and dropping off passengers. Consistently unable to find a legal space in which to wait, they frequently have to turn on their hazards and block entire traffic or bike lanes—or gamble on pulling aside to a nearby bus top, commercial loading zone, or fire hydrant, where they risk a hefty moving violation. Meanwhile, cyclists are left to swerve dangerously around the car and approaching passengers caught in the confusion.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Shared vehicles
As a child, our founder, William P. Eno, got caught in a horse and buggy traffic jam in Manhattan. This moment apparently affected little Eno so much that he cites this as his metaphorical “Ah-hah” moment.
Today, ubiquitous wireless network availability, an ever-growing array of mobile applications, Big Data, and societal/demographic changes have created an environment in which information systems, shared vehicles, and on-demand services play an increasing role in metropolitan transportation
BY ANTHONY TOWNSEND New York University In late 2012, I spent a week in Israel on business. Over lunch one day, one of my clients – an experienced engineer in the tech industry – recounted a shocking story.
BY LARRY FILLER Transportation Consultant and MARC OLIPHANT Regional Employee Transportation Coordinator at Naval District Washington We are at the beginning of an important new phase in personal transportation that is both disruptive and revolutionary.