Category: Technology in Transit

Sustainable Communities HotReport

The HotReport is to give community leaders and residents a quick and easy way to determine how well the community is performing on a variety of sustainability indicators.This HotReport was developed by the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities – with support from the US Census Bureau. The report provides indicators for  topics such as Transportation, Housing, Economic development, …

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FHWA Webcast: Crash Location Tool: Recording and Analyzing Crash Information

Federal Highway Administration  (FHWA) is presenting a webcast on the topic Crash location tool: Recording and analyzing crash information on May 30, 2013.The intended audiences for this webcast series are planners and GIS practitioners from State Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, FHWA Division Offices, and State and Federal resource agencies. Sharon Hawkins of the …

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TCRP seeks input on web-based feedback tools

A new study from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) is looking at how transit agencies can use web-based tools including online polls and surveys, social media, mobile applications, and crowdsourcing to gather feedback from customers and other stakeholders. The project team is inviting transit operators to participate in a survey about their current and future uses …

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Mapping the Subtle Science of Parking Demand

The King County Metro Transit agency in the Seattle region, with the help of the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Urban Land Institute Northwest is trying to measure exactly which factors dictate residential parking demand around the region, in downtown Seattle, in urban neighborhoods, in the suburbs and even farther out. The result of their …

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Visualizing Walkshed and Transit Useability

Walksheds are the walkable area around a particular point of interest and an important concept for understanding pedestrian habits , therefore visualizing them better might help urban planners. The above picture provides an visual representation of population living within 800m  around  the Montreal rail network . The larger the circle, the more people within the walkshed, the less …

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