2015

The Role of Design-Build Procurement

In 2011, the New York State Legislature approved and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Infrastructure Investment Act. The new law authorized five state agencies – the Department of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the New York State Thruway Authority, and the … Continue reading The Role of Design-Build Procurement

Co-Monitoring for Transit Management

Emerging technologies offer transit agencies an opportunity to transform fundamental aspects of their operations and the way they communicate with their riders.  With nearly ubiquitous smartphones and social media tools among growing ridership patterns, transit providers can use aggregate mobile phone data and social media posts to improve system management. Data-based reports can reach the … Continue reading Co-Monitoring for Transit Management

Co-Monitoring for Transit Management

Emerging technologies offer transit agencies an opportunity to transform fundamental aspects of their operations and the way they communicate with their riders.  With nearly ubiquitous smartphones and social media tools among growing ridership patterns, transit providers can use aggregate mobile phone data and social media posts to improve system management. Data-based reports can reach the … Continue reading Co-Monitoring for Transit Management

Co-Monitoring for Transit Management

By Sarah M. Kaufman View the report website here. Abstract Emerging technologies offer transit agencies an opportunity to transform fundamental aspects of their operations and the way they communicate with their riders.  With nearly ubiquitous smartphones and social media tools among growing ridership patterns, transit providers can use aggregate mobile phone data and social media … Continue reading Co-Monitoring for Transit Management

2013

What’s the Worst That Can Happen? Social Media Protocols and Policies

Timely updates, increased citizen engagement, and more effective marketing are just a few of the reasons transportation agencies have already started to adopt social media networking tools. Best Practices for Transportation Agency Use of Social Media offers real-world advice for planning and implementing social media from leading government practitioners, academic researchers, and industry experts. The book provides … Continue reading What’s the Worst That Can Happen? Social Media Protocols and Policies

Social Media in Disaster Preparation, Response, and Recovery

Social media have become an essential source of information before, during, and after disasters. Social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr—instantaneous, far-reaching, and interactive— have become the convergence point for a range of information sources, dialogues, and dynamic content. A survey conducted by the New York University (NYU) Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management … Continue reading Social Media in Disaster Preparation, Response, and Recovery

2012

How Social Media Moves New York, Part 2: Recommended Social Media Policy for Transportation Providers

Social media networks allow transportation providers to reach large numbers of people simultaneously and without a fee, essential factors for the millions of commuters and leisure travelers moving through the New York region every day. This report, based on earlier findings (from Part 1), which analyzed local transportation providers’ use of social media, and a … Continue reading How Social Media Moves New York, Part 2: Recommended Social Media Policy for Transportation Providers

Urban Mobility in the 21st Century

Between 2010 and 2050, the number of people living in the world’s urban areas is expected to grow by 80 percent – from 3.5 billion to 6.3 billion. This growth will pose great challenges for urban mobility – for the networks of transportation facilities and services that maintain the flow of people and commerce into, … Continue reading Urban Mobility in the 21st Century

Urban Mobility in the 21st Century

Between 2010 and 2050, the number of people living in the world’s urban areas is expected to grow by 80 percent – from 3.5 billion to 6.3 billion. This growth will pose great challenges for urban mobility – for the networks of transportation facilities and services that maintain the flow of people and commerce into, … Continue reading Urban Mobility in the 21st Century

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