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Data analytics company Transit Labs reports that while House Republicans were looking for a re-authorization funding source, Senate Democrats nabbed $1.4 Billion to fund their own pet projects. The last comprehensive transportation re-authorization was in 2012, when the Democratic Senate and Republican House passed MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century). That bill, […]

This morning, we released a report about how MAP-21 cut capital funding for bus fleets by 62%, a total loss of $463 million annually. Proponents of these changes argue increases in Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program Grants “Bus Tier” funds, based on bus vehicle revenue miles, make up for the losses to bus capital. […]

Distribution of Deficient Bridges

Last week’s Amtrak derailment has brought renewed attention and concern about the nation’s infrastructure, and not just its rail lines. A new report says that nearly all congressional districts (430 of 435) have ‘structurally deficient’ bridges. By Brad Knickerbocker, Christian Science Monitor MAY 17, 2015 In some ways, infrastructure upkeep – roads, bridges, rail lines, […]

Austin, NLC

We’ve just arrived in Austin, Texas for the annual Congress of Cities, hosted by the National League of Cities! Will we see you here? Stop by and say hello at CityNext booth #921. We’re a featured Microsoft CityNext Partner, leveraging Microsoft’s Azure Government Cloud (currently in Preview) to analyze cities’ data across: Asset Management Scheduling Stop Placement Funding […]

DOT Data Innovation Challenge

Yesterday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the US Department of Transportation Data Innovation Challenge on Fast Lane, DOT’s official blog. You’ve seen the apps. The commuter at the bus stop is using one. The father shopping for a safe car is using one. The student booking spring break bus travel is using one. I’m not […]

Earlier this week, 1776, the collaborative space for start-ups that we call HQ, asked our CEO Dag Gogue for insights regarding the challenges Transit Labs has faced in the world of public-private partnerships for better transportation. You can check it out here: http://1776dc.com/2013/11/21/navigating-startup-pitfalls-in-the-public-private-partnership-world/ Or read it in full below! Navigating Startup Pitfalls in the Public-Private […]

Thanks to everyone that came!  We are truly appreciative of all the support we’ve received from the DC transit community and we couldn’t be happier to be here!  Here are the highlights: Last night, we had the pleasure of welcoming friends, family, and colleagues to the official launch of Transit Labs and introduce everyone to […]

While we were drafting copy for the Transit Labs website, we had a question: What is the difference between “transit” and “public transportation?” None, according to the National Transit Database (NTD). NTD defines the word “transit” as: Synonymous term with public transportation. Can be found in: B-10 Below is the definition of “public transportation,” you […]

1776 just announced this coming Tuesday’s DC Challenge Cup participants, including yours truly: Transit Labs. A full list of companies participating in the October 29 event at 1776 can be found here: http://challengecup.1776dc.com/news/washington-dc-challenge-cup-participants-announced/ The event starts at 5:30 PM, don’t forget to RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/challenge-cup-washington-dc-tickets-8392882337 Looking forward to seeing some friendly faces!