The future of transportation is in open data, not centralized control

I’ve seen this rolling around social media: the Helsinki plan to create a centralized transportation network offering truly mutli-modal trip planning and a unified payment system, accessible through a standardized smartphone application. It’s a really impressive vision. Helsinki’s plan, I think, is developed in recognition that to offer the same flexibility as single-occupancy vehicle travel,…

Critical Transit Podcast Episode #44

Jeremy Mendelson publishes the Critical Transit blog and podcast, a journal of best practices in sustainable transportation. I was recently interviewed for Critical Transit Episode #44, “Transit Data, Marketing & Communication with Aaron Antrim”. If you have thoughts or questions, post comments here or on the Critical Transit blog and I will respond.