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PTS Canada Podcast
Being aware of how to access federal funding for local transit is essential to all transportation agencies. What better way to go in depth on funding opportunities presented by the Canadian Public Transit Stream than to sit down with Routematch’s very own Todd Allen, Director of Government and Community Affairs. Listen to out podcast to learn more!
Creating Universally Accessible Technology
In continuation of our accessibility first blog series, we interviewed our Senior Product Designer, Jason Reynolds, to learn more about what inspired him to take an accessibility first approach to our technology and how he hopes tools designed with accessibility first can be implemented in the future.
Driving Change Through Inclusivity & Innovation
At the 2018 CTAA Expo in Pittsburgh, transit agencies from across North America congregated at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to explore the future of mobility. Pepper Harward, Routematch’s Vice President of Transit Solutions, guided attendees through the interactive workshop: “Understanding All Things On-Demand Transit.”
Accessibility First: A Healthier Version of Inclusivity
Accessibility is essential in order to create modern tech tools that veer away from excluding people from using transit products and services. However, when tech tools are designed with accessibility as an afterthought, it creates barriers that tend to exclude people from using them.
A Goldilocks System: The Microtransit Solution
The transportation industry is largely concentrated at two ends of the transportation spectrum. The first extreme is the mostly solitary endeavor of private automobiles or taxi services, while on the other end, there’s the highly populated and fixed public transportation. But between these two opposite staples of transportation…
5 Tips for Selecting Transit Technology
In hopes to ease some of the aches and pains of the decision process – Routematch has come up with five helpful tips to point out some key items to consider when procuring software. You and your agency can reference these when determining your agency’s requirements. We hope that the tips detailed inside will…
Innovative Procurement: Reforming a Traditional System
An element of traditional procurement that agencies are challenging is the idea that design and construction are two distinct phases carried out by separate private firms. The sharp distinction between these phases can cause delays, so some agencies are piloting the new method of unsolicited proposals.
The Future of Mobility
The transportation industry has gone through significant changes over the past decade as new technologies and innovations move transportation into uncharted territory. As a result, transit agencies are presented with more opportunities to advance their services and to offer riders with more mobility options especially through…
5 Major Forces Shaping Mobility Technology
New technologies and emerging trends have shifted the way in which people determine how and when they get to where they need to go. The impact this has on public transit is significant, and as a result, these forces are shaping the future of mobility technology for transit agencies.