The 10 do’s and don’ts of writing a microtransit RFP

February 13, 2018

Microtransit, as a transportation mode, is a fairly new concept, which means agencies frequently encounter barriers to implementation: an unfamiliar service approach, difficulty identifying and conveying need, missing data, or lacking...

Video: CEO, Doug Kaufman shares the importance for tech companies to work with government to expand impact

November 01, 2017

Doug Kaufman, CEO of TransLoc, spoke at the 2017 CED Tech Venture Conference where growth companies that gained significant traction were selected to share their updates.

7 major themes and takeaways from APTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO

October 18, 2017
While public transportation agencies across the country sent their best and brightest to Atlanta, the weather failed to get the memo. And yet, despite torrential downpours and tropical storm-like conditions, this year’s APTA turned out an...

Your TransLoc APTA 2017 Survival Guide

October 05, 2017

In just a few days, transit industry folks from across the country will converge on Atlanta for this year’s APTA EXPO*. Between the EXPO floor (with over 800 exhibitors from across the globe), presentations, panels and learning sessions, there’s...

Three important lessons learned from Bridj’s closure

May 10, 2017

Last week, Bridj made news by shutting its doors. By collecting and using data to create a more demand-driven transit world, Bridj tried to create a “network of express shuttles that offer efficient and flexible trips…that adapt in real-time to...

The intersection of transit and diversity

March 31, 2017

Earlier this month, I chaperoned my daughter’s third-grade class on a walking and public transit field trip to explore economic development in downtown Durham.  As a working parent, I don’t get to attend as many school day events as I would like....

What’s missing from Tesla’s new public transport plan

August 01, 2016

Elon Musk recently released part two of his master plan for Tesla. And predictably, especially for those who have seen Musk’s ability to tackle society’s largest problems, it’s causing some excitement.

Will Autonomous Vehicles Kill Public Transit?

July 21, 2016

It’s been 54 years since the Jetsons (a cartoon show depicting futuristic life in 2062) premiered on ABC, and while we aren’t quite to the point where flying cars populate the sky, we’re quickly approaching a world where passing an autonomous...

TransLoc Shifts Into High Gear – Why and how an 11-year-old company raised VC funding

April 07, 2016

It was just getting crowded at Los Altos Grill (outside Mountain View, CA) and the live musicians were ready to go on break. Doug (TransLoc’s CEO) and I sat down for a feast of grilled artichokes, deviled eggs, and hamburgers. It was late May,...

Eliminating Public Transit's First-Mile/Last-Mile Problem

January 26, 2016

The most commonly cited standard [for walking distance to transit] is 400m or ¼ mile.

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