10 passengers and 11.5 miles per hour are the typical occupancy and speed of the public transit bus in the United States, according to Keolis’ EVP Market Innovation and Development, Andreas Mai.* With these statistics in mind, Mai points to the opportunity associated with autonomous technology to optimize bus size and frequency to meet actual demand. Mai brings credibility to this argument, as 100 year-old Keolis provides fixed-route, shuttle, paratransit, taxi (Keolis owns Yellow Cab), back-end customer support and fleet and management services to private and public fleets around the world.
It is the meta or the back story that is sometimes as interesting as the story. In my recent interview with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the back story is how approachable he continues to be, even in his new high-pressure and high-profile role. Devoid of handlers, we had an engaging and impromptu conversation that ranged from […]