Enabling wacky vehicles around the world

I’m a big fan of wacky vehicles. When it comes to donating/lending on microloan service Kiva.com I use this as a way to select who to lend to. I generally loan in the “Transportation” category and I like to support the most interesting vehicles I can find. Here are some of the best vehicles (and […]

Techsportation – Urban transportation + Technology

I started techsportation.com, a new site to cover things I find interesting around urban transportation and technology. I’ll post relevant news about carsharing, peer-to-peer carsharing, ride-sharing, carpooling, taxi technology, bike-sharing, scooter-sharing, peer-to-peer parking, smart parking, long-distance ride-sharing and more. It will definitely be biased towards San Francisco (where I live) but it will also include […]

San Francisco Transportation Startups

San Francisco has lots of new transportation startups. There are many innovative ways to get around the city and/or make some money off of your unused car, bike or parking space. I gave a talk at SFMTA about these. The slides (mostly photos) are available: high res (19 MB) or low res (2 MB) Warning: […]

Transportation Themed Stained Glass

I spent a day wandering around New Haven, CT last month. While on the Yale campus, I noticed that Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS) featured transportation-themed stained glass on nearly every window. I snapped some photos – each pane has a different mode of transportation. This would be an ideal building to house a transportation engineering or […]

Comparing Transit Agency Map Styles

As part of an update for the AnyStop Android apps that I helped build, I needed to compile samples of many transit agencies system maps. Its interesting to compare the styles between systems: some are refined and detailed, others are just lines. See how many transit agencies you can name just from these map sections.

Analysis of the Berkeley Class Pass

By: Brendan Nee and Courtney Pash Written Dec 3, 2004 Introduction Transit offers numerous benefits to individuals, communities, the environment and employers. Like most commodities, the price can be substantially lower if bought in bulk or as a group. Deep discount group pass programs offer neighborhoods, employers, campuses and other groups the ability to provide […]