Why do Americans still prefer cars?
At the turn of the century, transportation in the United States was the envy of the world, the development of the railroad system was the phenomena of the industrial revolution. Today, the public transportation system in the United States is ailing and urban gridlock is an insidious problem. The aveRead More >
Is ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ the future of transit?
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a web-based application that provides access to multiple transport options with only a single payment channel. Whether you want to take a bus, bike, taxi, metro or ride-share, the service links everything together and presents it on a single interface. If using cars aRead More >
Riding in a Robot: The launch of Driverless Taxis in Phoenix
Seven months after their planned launch date, Waymo is re-booting their driverless taxi fleet in Phoenix and anyone living in the suburbs of Chandler, Tempe and Mesa can hail one. In Waymo’s promotional tweet, they stated “you’ve been asking, and now it’s here”. But are we going to use it now that iRead More >
Carpooling's History Contains More U-Turns Than You'd Think
Carpooling is not a new concept. It has been around for over a century but its popularity waxed and waned depending on society’s mentality, government initiatives and economic issues of the time. But how did ridesharing first start? What impact did the world wars have on it? And do people use it todRead More >
9 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprints
What will our world look like in 2050 if we do not reduce our carbon emissions by half? According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, we will experience longer and hotter heat waves and the air quality will worsen. Mountain glaciers and polar ice sheets will melt faster,Read More >
Carpooling’s Comeback: is Sharing Rides the Way Forward?
In 1960 Bob Dylan carpooled from Minnesota to New York and in 1964 Jim Morrison from Florida to LA. Art Garfunkel sometimes rejected chartered plane flights and carpooled his way to gigs. Back then, people used the traditional thumb-out-on-the-side-of-the-road tactic but now, with Wi-Fi access and tRead More >