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New “Digital Assistant” and Other Passenger-Facing Technology Ahead for Sound Transit

Sound Transit unveiled plans for a new "digital assistant" and passenger-facing technology program last week. The agency wants to build a single tool that...
Cute Twitter posts, one rainbows saying "Don't set the state on fire." The other a leaping salmon saying "Live, laugh, lay eggs, and die."

Connecting DNR’s “Many Great Stories to Tell” Through Amazing Social Media

I first encountered the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Twitter account when it popped up on my feed, already uncommon for a...

Sunday Video: A Better Low-Floor Tram?

Reece Martin takes a dive into tram designs and shows the way for a better design approach for low-floor trams. Often, there are drawbacks...

Sunday Video: Crossing The Street Shouldn’t Be Deadly, But It Is

Jason Slaughter highlights how North American streets are designed as deadly spaces for people walking, rolling, and biking. Slaughter compares those streets to ones...

Midweek Video: Spruce Up Your Tracks With Grassy Trams

Modern tram systems are increasingly seeing the use of grassy tracks. Many North American transit agencies may be loath to follow suit, but there...

Sunday Video: Metro Systems With No Fare Gates

There’s a lot of talk about using fare gates instead of proof of payment in Seattle, but can proof of payment be just as...

Sunday Video: How To Better Design Cities To Move Goods

Dave Amos of City Beautiful talks about how cities can move goods faster, more efficiently, and sustainably. Amos highlights some strategies that are being...

Sunday Video: All About That Trolleybus

Trolleybuses still exist across many transit systems in North America, but some transit agencies are beginning to cut back on them out of a...