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With the holidays approaching, my mind goes to transportation and transit.
So this post is dedicated to the many travelers trekking to their loved ones, including members of my family who will be arriving to spend Thanksgiving at my house. (Come hungry; you know the drill.)
Let’s get right into it …
Public Transportation Blog belongs to the American Public Transportation Association.
This is an interesting blog because its audience is so varied: Policymakers, businesses, communities, and commuters. This variety translates directly into interesting content that appeals to many.
“Millions of Americans rely on public transportation daily to connect to their surroundings and to move our economy forward,” the blog says. “Public transportation plays an important role in finding smart solutions to America’s environmental and energy challenges as well.”
Some of the posts that caught my eye include Elections Are Right Around The Corner, which includes a year-to-date tally of public transit initiatives this year, More Than Two-Thirds of Americans Support Increased Federal Investment in Public Transportation, and How Millennial Are Your Local Travel Habits?
Follow @APTA_Transit on Twitter.
TheTransitWire.com offers news on emerging transit technology.
The site editor is Susan Bregman, formerly with the Boston Transportation Department and who founded in 2004 Oak Square Resources, LLC, which focuses on transit research, policy, and social media.
TheTransitWire is a great site because it features information on state-of-the-art technology used in public transportation.
Interesting stories include New MBTA hybrids have high-tech surveillance, It’s all about that bus … and other musical stories (incidentally, the musical piece “Signal Strength,” which included a group of New York subway musicians collaborating via WiFi and Skype to create an online video … ridiculously awesome), and CTA adds all-electric buses to fleet.
Follow @TheTransitWire on Twitter.
Fast Lane is the official blog of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The blog focuses on a number of topics, from road safety and distracted driving to federal investments in transit and recognition of good examples of transit agencies.
Because of this, it actually was hard to pick just a few posts that stood out.
Kids invited to share “Be ready. Be buckled.” safety message was pretty cool. In it, blogger Todd Solomon writes about the children’s safety poster art contest that recently commenced.
“Students in kindergarten through sixth grade with relatives or sponsors in the commercial truck and bus industries” are invited to participate in the contest, which runs through Feb. 28, 2015.
Other noteworthy posts include Stimulus Investments in Transit Still Paying Off Big in Two Midwestern Cities and When The Clocks Change, So Do Road Safety Conditions.
Follow @USDOT on Twitter.
CQ-Roll Call’s The Container covers transportation policy in Washington.
The blog is managed by Tom Curry, who has been a national affairs reporter and editor for nearly two decades.
This is a great blog because it features news and information about transportation from the policy arena.
A timely and interesting read is Ebola is Airports’ Rehearsal for Bigger Pandemic.
“As the Ebola outbreak puts U.S. airport managers’ skills to the test, it’s providing a valuable training course for the next pandemic disease, one that might be more easily transmitted and might affect far many more passengers,” Curry writes.
Follow @TCurry_Himself on Twitter.
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Christine Cube is a media relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her @cpcube.