Gaming for Good Transit

From SPUR:

Can playing an online game solve the problems of a city’s transportation system? Come listen to Andrew Nash, the managing director of Vienna Transport Systems, speak about, a prototype Internet application that is helping city residents around the world improve their local public transport systems. The application combines an online game and best practices library, designed to help teach non-professionals about public transport operations, with a social network that allows users to discuss ideas for improving transportation.


Commentary: Proposition G and the Vision of the City

Editor’s note: Jason Henderson, a geography professor at San Francisco State University who writes about the politics of mobility, explains why he’s voting against Proposition G on November 2. We’ve invited the Yes on G side to write an op-ed and hope to publish it soon. A lot of well-meaning people are leaning towards voting […]

Supes Approve $30 Million Contract for Muni Train Control System

Flickr photo: dylan yee The Board of Supervisors today approved a five-year, $30 million umbrella purchasing agreement between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Thales Transport & Security, Inc. for Advanced Train Control System (ATCS) "improvement services and upgrades." The ATCS system controls the speed, location, and routing of Muni’s light rail vehicles when […]