Technology in the Oregon Public Transportation Plan

What are the functions of transit technology on a statewide basis? Who makes the decisions and implements the system? Below is the text of a memo, mostly in its original form, provided to the Oregon Department of Transportation with recommendations and input for a statewide technology planning process. I prepared the memo in just a few hours, so it doesn’t pretend…

VTrans ride-matching software survey

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) intends to procure services for online ride-matching (carpool) for the State of Vermont. The anticipated RFP release date is in early August 2016. In advance, VTrans is conducting a survey in order to develop a feasible scope of work that might support application interoperability. If you have thoughts about ride-matching…

Common standards are key for more succesful online rideshare programs (Climate Change Business Journal)

I was interviewed for the Climate Change Business Journal‘s Transportation Edition.  Here’s an excerpt discussing the online ridematching space and what drives successful programs and companies in that space. Indeed, using information technology to facilitate ridesharing and transit usage appears to be a growing business that can make these low-carbon travel modes more convenient and attractive.…