3 Ways the “Internet of Moving Things” is Transforming Bus Travel by @WRIcities

Mobile-based technology is transforming bus travel in cities like Jinotega, Nicaragua and making public transit more responsive to the needs of local communities. Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr. In the last fifty years, bus systems have evolved significantly as a mode of public transit. From the onset of bus rapid transit (BRT) in the mid-1970s to the growing variety of alternative fuel options—including cooking oil and human waste (known as the Bio-Bus)—there have been continuous improvements to bus mechanics, decreasing its environmental impact. Examples like the Bio-Bus, as the Sustainable Collective notes, demonstrate that there’s a lot of promise for innovating bus travel. Considering these progressive changes, the future of bus innovation is bright. Technology has perhaps the most direct influence on public transit innovation. Some commentators have even said that smartph...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1075716

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