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Moving Forward With MaaS: 4 Keys To Success

Public transit is an area of turbulent changes – in the past 30 years, we’ve witnessed changes in infrastructure planning, technological advancements, and an overall shift in public transport usage connected to the growing urbanization on a global scale. MaaS, or Mobility as a Service, is one of the more recent business models in the […]

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Public Transit Hardware & POS Solutions, by Modeshift

Hardware – every transit agency executive’s nightmare. Along with Excel spreadsheets, of course. What if we took this burden off your shoulders? Modeshift’s team can help transit agencies reuse their legacy equipment or assist with the purchase of new hardware. Our account-based fare collection system is completely hardware-agnostic and media-agnostic which means we can work […]

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The Modeshift CAD & AVL Systems: Public Transit Running Smoothly

At the heart of every transit business lies impeccable organization. To deliver on-time performance and make sure all processes are handled efficiently, we developed a set of tools that synchronize the way transit agency staff and management interact. Let us introduce you to our Computer-aided Dispatch and Automatic Vehicle Location systems! In this article… What […]

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Trip Planning, Tickets & Validations: The Modeshift Mobile App

Mobile ticketing apps? We’ve seen them all – those that give you only one payment option, those that crash right when you need them, those that work but are not fun to use. For a technology so advanced and so important to modern-day living, it’s baffling that mobile ticketing has seen so many failed apps. […]

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Account-based Fare Collection: The Modeshift Way

When we started working on Modeshift, we knew we wanted to get one thing right from the first time: simple yet powerful account-based ticketing that works for everyone. During the past decade, many cities converted to account-based and saw the beauty of this system. But what exactly is it, why does it matter for smart […]

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Micromobility: Pros & Cons Of An Agile Transit Solution That’s Here To Stay

Micromobility. Touted as the universal pain-killer for air pollution and gridlocks by some, condemned as a safety & security threat by others. What is the truth about this modern mobility solution that swept over cities in the past few years? Is it good or is it bad for the troublesome, car-dominated city traffic landscape? As […]

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Demand-responsive Transit: Where Is This Service Headed?

Demand-responsive transit (DRT) is not a new phenomenon – it has been around for more than a century. With recent advances in technologies, it’s coming back to life after years of being discarded as an inefficient transit option. What has changed? How does DRT fit in the current transit landscape? And is it realistic to […]

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The Importance Of UI & UX In A Public Transit Mobile App

In a world of thousands of apps, how do you design one that stands out? Especially if it’s in a domain most people consider boring (yet highly functional) – like public transit? Many designers have pondered over these questions – today we’re covering their conclusions so that we can help you understand the importance of […]

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Mobile Ticketing: The New Trend In Smart Public Transportation

Transit agencies across the globe are facing new and unprecedented challenges – from the need to implement more hygienic solutions to the need to increase ridership and help reduce the ecological footprint of a city. Technology plays a big role in the optimization processes of major cities, and public transit is a major area where […]

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Why Contactless Ticketing Matters More Than We Can Imagine

Contactless technology has been around for years – yet it is now that we can fully appreciate how much it can help us thrive. As the world struggles to come to terms with the fact that life won’t ever be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic, we turn our eyes towards this simple solution that […]

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