November 23, 2020

Transportation: New Global Database on Bus Rapid Transit Launched

From Embarq (World Resources Institute): Three global organizations have teamed up to launch the most comprehensive, public database of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems around the world. The new site, BRTdata.org, was created by EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s center for sustainable transport, and the Across Latitudes and Cultures – Bus Rapid Transit Centre of […]

New iOS App: Consumers Take the Driver's Seat on Safety with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's SaferBus

From the FMCSA: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) [has] unveiled its SaferBus iPhone/iPad application – a first-of-its-kind app that gives bus riders a quick and free way to review a bus company’s safety record before buying a ticket or booking group travel. [Clip] SaferBus provides access to safety records […]

Transportation: RITA Launches U.S. DOT Research Hub Searchable Database (Beta)

From a RITA Announcement: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) recently launched the U.S. DOT Research Hub website, a searchable database of the latest agency-sponsored research, development, and technology projects. The database acts as a central location for information on projects funded by U.S. DOT operating administrations, providing access to […]

New Interactive Reference Resource: State Transportation Facts and Figures

New from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics: State Transportation Facts and Figures [is] an interactive web transportation mapping application that allows customers to find state-by-state transportation data, comparisons and rankings as well as gives them the ability to download state transportation information. State Transportation Facts and Figures contains data and statistics related to each state’s […]

Open-Source, Real-Time Bus Tracking Is Coming to All of New York City

Update: New from the City of New York: “Interactive Map Shows NYC Street Closures” (via NBC New York) Direct to NYC Street Closures Via TechPresident: New York City’s public transit provider, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is set to pour millions of dollars into a high-tech project that will give New Yorkers a real-time view into […]

Reference Resources: DOE and EPA Release 2012 Annual Fuel Economy Guide

From the Publication Announcement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are releasing the 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with information that can help them choose a more efficient new vehicle that saves them money and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. While fuel efficient vehicles come in a variety of […]

Reference: World Guide to Covered Bridges Database (Searchable)

The database is produced by the National Center for Wood Transportation Structures (NCWTS) at Iowa St. University. From the Database Info Page: The World Guide to Covered Bridges is produced and maintained by the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. It uses a numbering system to identify the individual bridges The National Park […]

Just in Time For SLA 2011, SEPTA (Public Transit For Philly Metro) Launches TransitView With Real Time Transit Info

TransitView went live last week and provides real time and scheduled transport data for buses and street cars. Direct to TransitView TransitView also includes a link to TrainView for regional rail info. From TheTransitWire: Customers without smart phones can request schedule information — but not real-time locations — via text message. According to The Inquirer, […]