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Is Your City’s Transportation Network Vulnerable to a Cyberattack?

It seems like you can’t go a day without seeing another headline related to a dramatic cybersecurity breach. You may even feel desensitized to them, taking the “that will never happen to me” mentality. But the truth is, it can happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime. In fact,  there are 1.46 billion data breaches each month, on average. As the internet of things (IoT) moves from theoretical to reality, we need to think beyond virtual identity theft and shift our attention toward much larger...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Congress, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Transit, Washington Dc, Autos, Dallas, Commuting, Pentagon, Connected Car, Department Of Homeland Security


Boston Tech Watch: Wayfair Tumbles, Charles River Leaks & Chewy Begs

First quarter losses jolt Wayfair shareholders. Liberty Mutual teams up with MIT’s new AI research college. Charles River Labs reports its systems were hacked. Read on for more of this week’s Boston tech news.— Losses were expected to continue at home goods e-commerce giant Wayfair (NYSE: W), but the sheer size of the red ink from the first quarter if the year caught investors off guard. Analysts predicted a loss of $1.60 per share for the quarter, but the company came in with a $2.20 a share h...
Tags: Deals, Mobile, Ipo, Boston, Trends, Tech, Risk Management, E-commerce, Cybersecurity, Mit, Vc, Transit, Fundraising, Losses, Liberty Mutual, Smedvig Capital


Uber now lets you buy transit tickets in Denver

Uber, which is days away from going public, has added in-app ticketing to its transit offering in Denver. This comes a few months after Uber first launched transit integration in the city. “For the first time ever, taking an Uber trip can mean taking public transit,” Uber Head of Transit David Reich said in a statement. “We are excited to expand our collaboration with RTD and Masabi to make Denver the first city in the world where riders can purchase transit tickets and ride public tran...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, London, Ipo, Boston, Los Angeles, Tech, Paypal, Transit, Mta, Denver, Reich, Brian Zanghi, RTD, David Reich


TriMet’s new buses come with three-bike front racks

New bus with new racks today in Pioneer Courthouse Square. (Photo: TriMet) It’s taken 12 years, but TriMet has finally added capacity for three bikes to their buses. Well, some of them at least. We learned today that the design of the agency’s five new electric buses allows them to use a three-bike front rack. The new rack made its debut an event in Pioneer Square today. This is a big deal because the existing two-bike racks often fill up and there’s plenty of public demand for more room. A...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Transit, Cycling, Beaverton, Pioneer Square, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, Pioneer Courthouse Square, BP Headlines


Dispute over route delays action on North Hollywood-to-Pasadena rapid bus line

Building an 18-mile bus rapid transit line between North Hollywood and Pasadena will have to wait a month or even longer. Without discussion, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Thursday postponed launching an environmental review as recommended by staff, a key step in a $267 million project scheduled for completion in 2024. The delay is over what route the dedicated busway would take and what routes should be studied in the environmental impact rep...
Tags: Transportation, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Glendale, Pasadena, Local News, Metro, Bob Hope, Burbank, Barger, Terry Tornek, San Gabriel Valley


A New Subway and Train Map for Berlin

The Berlin transit map is probably one of the very first images a newcomer in the city gets familiar with. For a variety of reasons – the most obvious one being that it’s the ultimate guide when you’re coming back from a night out and your phone dies. But did you ever question the design of the map? Were your tired eyes ever lost along the rigid straight lines? Well, the bright minds behind the New Berlin Rapid Transit Route Map project thought the current official map needed some updating – rea...
Tags: Fashion, Design, Subway, Berlin, Transit, Map, Public Transport, New Berlin, Ubahn, New Berlin Rapid Transit Route Map


London cops switch off wifi in the tube to make it harder for climate protesters to organise

This morning, the British Transport Police has ordered Virgin Media to switch off the wifi to some undisclosed London Underground stations in a bid to make it harder for climate protesters to organise their activities. It's an echo of 2011's shut-down of cellular service in BART stations to deter protests over an incident in which transit police murdered a Black man. London's climate protesters are organised under the banner of Extinction Rebellion (previously), one of the world's most eff...
Tags: Post, UK, London, News, Protest, Police, Climate, Transit, Virgin Media, Authoritarianism, British Transport Police, Bart, Ukpoli, Extinction Rebellion, James Vincent The Verge, Anticoasean Maneuvers


Metro introduces another piece in the puzzle that will help get passengers to LAX without a car

Metro opened a $173-million train yard in Westchester on Wednesday that will clean and repair as many as 70 trains a day from the Green Line and the future Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line in an energy-stingy, green-certified facility. While the modern building represents the mega transit agency’s rail expansion into the southwestern part of Los Angeles County, the bigger picture was punctuated by a key component under construction not more than a mile away: LAX’s Automated People Mover. “If there i...
Tags: Transportation, News, Washington, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Local News, Rail, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Metro, Lax, Los Angeles County


Ford is bringing an electric Transit van to Europe by 2021

Ford plans to bring an electric Transit commercial van to the European market by 2021, as part of the automaker’s broader plan to electrify its global portfolio. The automaker announced the Transit EV, along with more than a dozen other electrified consumer-facing models that will be part of its European portfolio, at its Go Further event in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Ford didn’t provide many other details on the Transit van. And for now, the EV commercial van is only slated for Europe. Ford’s foc...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Germany, Cars, Tech, Transit, Automotive, United States, Ford Mustang, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Amsterdam, Transport, North America, Environmental Protection Agency, Mustang


Duarte becomes first city in Southern California with an all-electric bus fleet

Electric buses aren’t just for the big transit agencies. The 6.7-square-mile foothill city of Duarte rolled out electric bus service on Monday, becoming the first city in Southern California to have an all-electric fleet. By purchasing three, 35-foot, battery-operated buses that travel 150 miles without stopping to charge, the city has replaced its diesel bus fleet that makes stops in neighborhoods, at the Target center on Mountain Avenue, the City of Hope and the Duarte Gold Line Station. T...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Pasadena, Electric, Cng, Southern California, Metro, Azusa, Herrera, City of Industry, Duarte, Foothill Transit


How to get to Dodger and Angel stadiums without taking a car

Bostonians roll their eyes when asked, “What trains go to Fenway Park?” That’s because they all do. Yankee Stadium? Take the 4, B or D trains and from the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines outside the city, it’s a straight shot to the House That Ruth Built. But getting to L.A. Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball games becomes a game-within-the-game involving fighting traffic, paying for parking and then sitting in more traffic just to get home. With the famous “Freeway Series” co...
Tags: News, Angels, Sports, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, West, Soccer, Mlb, Baseball, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los-angeles-angels


Where should the northerly extension of the Crenshaw line go? Pick from five routes

Yes, this Metro project is not scheduled to break ground until 2041. But that hasn’t stopped the mega transit agency from holding scoping meetings this week and next week to help officials determine alignments for the Northern extension of the Crenshaw line, a rail route currently under construction and set to open in 2020. If the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority can gain enough momentum from the public for the Northern Extension of the Crenshaw/LAX Line project, it will ...
Tags: Environment, Local News, News, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LADN, Transit, Transportation


Help wanted: Public transit grapples with a shortage of bus drivers

William Steen, 54, who has sat at the helm of a bus for 16 years, rates his job two thumbs up. “It gives me a sense of freedom,” he said. “I don’t have a boss looking over my shoulder. And I’m outside driving around all day instead of stuck in one place.” What’s more, he added, “I have good pay and good benefits.” William Steen, who has been an OCTA driver for 16 years, gets ready to leave for his route from the Santa Ana base on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Local News, Orange County, Brock, Octa, Santa Ana, Orange County Transportation Authority, Steen, Jager, Joel Zlotnik, Zlotnik


The Best Hotels near Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Looking for the best hotels near Kuala Lumpur International Airport? You’ve come to the right place! As one of Asia’s biggest international airports, Kuala Lumpur is a great place to transit or have a layover en route to your final destination. It’s home to AirAsia, one of the world’s biggest low-cost airlines, and the full-service national carrier – Malaysia Airlines – continues to offer incredibly competitive flight prices. To take advantage of some of the best deals, they may require long lay...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, US, Transit, Malaysia, Middle East, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines, Airport, Travel Tips, Selangor, Klia2, Airasia, Destinations, Kuala Lumpur International Airport




Tell Us Your Public Transit Hacks

This week on Hack Your City, we’re not taking hacks for one city—we’re taking hacks for all of them. We want your tips on taking public transit, wherever you live. For example! In New York, a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry is a well-known alternative to a trip to the Statue of Liberty. But a less appreciated…Read more...
Tags: New York, Subway, Trains, Tell US, Cities, Transit, Public Transit, Lifehacks, Buses, Staten Island, Ferries, Hack Your City, Never Get On The Empty Train Car


We'd be lost without them: meet the team that runs GPS for the world

It was announced this week that the £1m QE Engineering Prize had been won by four individuals who pioneered the creation of The American Global Positioning System (GPS). Below, we republish a 2011 report by Paul Kendall who was given rare and exclusive access to the United States Air Force unit that operates the satellite system At 23 years-old, Joshua Williams seems a little young to be in charge of the Global Positioning System. Three years ago, it was still illegal for him to buy a drink. Two...
Tags: Facebook, England, Hollywood, Science, London, Microsoft, Navy, California, Virginia, Iraq, US, America, Department Of Defense, European Union, Earth, Transit


Uber’s transit offering just went live in Denver

Uber, after announcing its intentions to get into public transit last April, is ready to launch in Denver. In partnership with the Regional Transportation District and transit data provider Moovit, residents of Denver will now be able to navigate public transportation within the Uber app. For transit, Uber is serving two sets of customers: agencies and riders. For both sets, Uber is aiming to increase efficiency, enhance the experience, and increase equity and accessibility, Uber Head of Transit...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, London, Boston, Los Angeles, Tech, Transit, Mta, Denver, Moovit, Reich, David Reich, Dara Khosrowshahi, Masabi, Khosrowshahi, Thames Clippers


This Week In Trailers: The Bouncer, The Changeover, Beats, Two For Joy, Transit

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we catch up with JCVD, watch a story about fascism that fits in quite well with today’s climate, get supernatural in New Zealand, be...
Tags: Movies, Scotland, Transit, This Week In Trailers, Marseille, Timothy Spall, New Zealand, Beats, BAFTA, Movie Trailers, Laura, Brian Welsh, Georg, Lucy Lawless, Jean Claude, Billie Piper


Ford is shutting down its Chariot shuttle service

Ford is shutting down Chariot, the shuttle startup that it purchased just two years ago that was supposed to be a part of the automaker’s fresh effort to move beyond the traditional business of buying and selling cars. Chariot will end service on commuter routes in the UK on January 25, according to a company update Thursday. Other commuter routes in New York and San Francisco by February 1. The dynamic shuttle service also had an enterprise business, which were routes with corporate and tran...
Tags: Transportation, UK, New York, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Chicago, Austin, Transit, Automotive, Ford, United Kingdom, Transport, Seattle, Detroit, Denver


Lyft is becoming a one-stop transportation app in these 3 cities

Lyft is turning its app into a one-stop multimodal transportation app in a few U.S. cities, the latest illustration of its transformation from ridesharing startup to a company that wants to own, or at least be a part of, every way people move from Point A to Point B, whether it’s cars, bikes, scooters or even public transit. This new version of Lyft’s app, which allows users to request a shared car, find a scooter or bike, as well as see nearby public transit options, is only available in th...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Tech, Transit, Automotive, Ford, North America, Denver, Carsharing, Santa Monica, Valencia Street, Santa Monica Calif


Disability rights activists to TriMet: Let us take trikes on MAX

Serenity Ebert (left), Christine Watts (center), and Dawn Cohoe (right) in front of the TriMet board meeting yesterday. They are part of Civil Unrest Bicycle Club, a disability rights advocacy group. (Photo courtesy Christine Watts) TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey and the agency’s Board of Directors heard from two cycling activists during the open public comment period of their meeting yesterday. “I can’t use public transportation to get to cycling events that I can’t ride to or back fr...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Transit, Cycling, Portland, Electric, Max, Watts, Kelsey, Becker, Ebert, Disability Rights, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, TriMet Board, BP Headlines


Metro opens new public plaza at Red Line/Orange Line North Hollywood depot

Metro officials opened a new landscaped plaza Wednesday in front of the historic Lankershim Depot in North Hollywood. The 8,500-square-foot site is designed as a gathering place for residents and Metro passengers who transfer from Metro Orange and Red Line transit stations. It features olive trees, drought-tolerant plants, some outdoor seating and walkways. RELATED STORY: Century-old North Hollywood rail depot reopens as a commuter cafe The park is a re-creation of the public space that was orig...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Local News, Metro, North Hollywood, Dave Sotero, Top Stories LADN, Lankershim Depot, Metro Orange


How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities

Earlier this week in a new experimental newsletter I’ve been helping Danny Crichton on, we briefly discussed transit pundit Jarrett Walker’s article in The Atlantic arguing against the view that ridesharing and microtransit will be the future of mass transit. Instead, his thesis is that a properly operated and well-resourced bus system is much more efficient from a coverage, cost, space, and equality perspective. Consider this an ongoing discussion about Urban Tech, its intersection w...
Tags: Reviews, TC, Transportation, Real Estate, New York, Oregon, Government, New York City, US, Book Review, Tech, Getty Images, Policy, Cities, Transit, Atlantic


Automakers invest in Transit, the app that helps people get around without a car

Transit, a company that built a mobile app designed to help people in cities live without cars, has raised $17.5 million from two automakers in a Series B round. The round was led by RenaultNissan-Mitsubishi’s joint investment arm Alliance Ventures. InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, also joined the round, as well as two past investors, Accel and Real Ventures. RenaultNissan-Mitsubishi and Jaguar Land Rover’s investment would have seemed counterintuitive five y...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Boston, Tech, Transit, Jaguar Land Rover, Montreal, Nissan, Renault, Accel, PSTA, Real Ventures, InMotion Ventures, Recent Funding, Multi-modal Transportation, RenaultNissan Mitsubishi


Alliance Ventures backs transportation mobile app Transit

Montreal-based Transit, a transportation mobile app company, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors included Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Transit, Montreal, VC Deals, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, Alliance Ventures


Study blames Uber/Lyft for San Francisco traffic, Uber/Lyft blames Amazon, propose surge pricing

A new report from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority attributes the majority (51%-73%) of the prodigious 2010-2016 increase in San Francisco traffic congestion on Uber and Lyft; the rideshare companies dispute the finding and say that it's really down to increased Amazon Prime delivery vehicles and Lyft has offered to work with the city on "congestion pricing" whereby use of the public roads are taxed at the same rate for both the city's incredibly wealthy tech elite and struggli...
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Post, News, San Francisco, Traffic, Transit, Prime, Surge Pricing, Dunkirk, Bart, Urban Theory, Castiglione, Board of Supervisors, Joe Castiglione


Labor roundup

Great moments in public employee unionism, cont’d: D.C. Metro track inspector charged after derailment with falsifying records wins reinstatement and back pay in arbitration [Max Smith, WTOP, earlier here (similar after fatal smoke incident) and here] Could be permanent? “Bus drivers’ union threatens strike over driverless buses” [Jason Aubry, WCMH (Columbus, Ohio)] Letting guests skip housekeeping = grievance: “Union Threatens Strike over Marriott’s Green Initiative” [Darrell VanDeusen, Kollm...
Tags: Maryland, Law, California, Hotels, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Transit, Hawaii, Marriott, California Supreme Court, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Metro, Cato, COLUMBUS Ohio, Sen Elizabeth Warren


LA’s Metro kicks Valley Orange Line improvements into gear, on a road to light rail

City officials on Friday commemorated the next development on the Metro Orange Line, the dedicated bus lane that crosses the San Fernando Valley from Chatsworth to North Hollywood, with an announcement at the Sepulveda Boulevard stop. The big plan is to convert the Orange Line bus system, which runs along a road closed to other traffic, into a light rail line. That’s very far off, however: The Orange Line wouldn’t become a light rail line until 2057, under Metro’s current timeframe. But in the m...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, The Valley, Metro, Los Angeles County, Valley, Los Angeles City, Pierce, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys


Will a planned Metro line between Pasadena and North Hollywood save you serious commuting time?

A new rapid transit project connecting the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys will most closely resemble Metro’s Orange Line, transit officials said, as the agency works to come up with a plan for the new route. Orange Line vehicles look a lot like a typical city bus, but they’re actually what’s known as bus rapid transit. It uses a dedicated lane for the entirety of its path through the San Fernando Valley and some traffic lights are timed to give the bus priority. Its stations are farther — ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Metro, Burbank, 101 Freeway, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Fernando Valley, Haas