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Issue / Transit Technology

Technology has shifted both the actual transportation services available and the way that riders interact with transportation options. From demand management systems, intelligent traffic signals, vehicle automation, and new mobility options, technology is altering how the transportation system functions. While the long term outcome of recent mobility additions like ride-hailing services and dockless electric scooters is unknown, these services have already begun to influence regulation and legislation in cities and states. In some cases, technology has also changed the user experience by, for example, making it easier for transit riders to access the bus schedule and to see when their next bus will arrive.

Capital Convergence: Innovation in Washington

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GMU Study Recommends Policies and Partnerships to Promote Real Time Information

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Convergence: Where Do We Go From Here?

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At Eno’s Convergence conference on March 24, a session on “The Role of Cities in our Mobility Future” looked at a vital component...

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