Democratizing Innovation: How You Can Create a Culture for Innovation Success

August 10, 2020

There’s no shortage of facts, opinions and meeting notes about innovation. Everyone wants to do it, but most are not successful. In fact, HBR research suggests that nearly 90% of all innovation labs, teams or projects fail!

Public Transportation After COVID-19

May 28, 2020

Mobility and transportation have been upended by the COVID-19 crisis. Ridership in major metros across the U.S., Europe, and China has declined 50-90% compared to pre-crisis levels. While stay-at-home orders are being lifted, the global impact of...

Transit is Evolving

May 05, 2020

Transit is evolving. Ever since the first time someone said “maybe there’s a better way than just relying on my own two feet," humankind has sought to move faster, farther, and more efficiently. Fast-forward to 2020 and transit is still evolving....

How Bikes Became One of the Best Things to Happen to Feminism

August 26, 2019

Today we celebrate the ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States’ constitution giving women the right to vote. While voting is arguably one of the greatest equalizers in our nation, women’s mobility — bicycles specifically —...

Use Data or Lose Everything: Transit Agencies have a Choice

August 15, 2019

A TechCrunch article from May offers a simple, clairvoyant thesis about the future of the auto industry: “Automakers have a choice: become data companies or become irrelevant.” The message is clear: traditional vehicle manufacturers will no...

Microtransit is a Value Investment

August 13, 2019

“You have to understand the makeup of Montgomery County and how much area we’re serving. We could no longer afford to put fixed route services in those areas, but they’re still going to get better service, through these new mobility options.” -...

A Versatile Mobility Solution

August 06, 2019

“Existing urban transit modes can continue to operate, but today citizens demand more than simply expanding old systems. They have access to smartphone apps and flexible ride options that have become popular by focusing on ease of use and a great...

The Best Time to Plant a Tree was 20 Years Ago. The Next Best Time is Today.

August 05, 2019

I grew up on 10 forested acres of land on the side of a mountain on the outskirts of the western North Carolina city of Asheville. My parents built our house overlooking Haw Creek Valley and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our nearest neighbor was a...

Kansas City Paves the Way for the Evolution of Microtransit

July 11, 2019

“This new transit option empowers customers to make the choice that works best for them. It’s customer-driven transit.” -Robbie Makinen, President and CEO of Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Mobility Row: Ann Arbor Talks Technology and Innovation

July 03, 2019

Ann Arbor is a bustling, vibrant town, sporting an exciting blend of campus, commercial, and community life. With the University of Michigan practically growing directly out from the city center, there is a real sense of a thoughtful...

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