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Future Focused

“Future Focused” is an ongoing blog sharing insights, anecdotes and best-practice solutions from STV’s team of thought leaders about trends in urban planning and development and the challenges the communities we serve face in addressing them.

Street lights at night

Life in the (Priority) Fast Lane: How AI and TSP are Changing Service Reliability for Transit Agencies

As transit agencies across North America look to expand and better support their existing ridership, the secret to their success may be a tool that is otherwise invisible to the naked eye and utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help deliver ...
Zero-emissions bus charging

How Zero-Emission Vehicles Can Serve as the Ultimate Portable Charger

In April, a deadly ice storm struck Quebec and Ontario, Canada, resulting in two fatalities and significant damage to property and infrastructure, while also leaving more than one million residents in Canada’s two most-populous provinces without power for several days. ...
Austin City Skyline

Promoting “Coopetition” for Shared Innovation in Texas

I recently had the privilege to witness firsthand what it takes to excel in a smart city "coopetition” akin to a self-styled friendly version of Shark Tank. This past summer, I was able to collaborate with several STV colleagues, as ...
Group of bikes parked in Amsterdam

Creating a Year-Round Bike Culture with Parking (Part Three)

In this three-part series, Rob Spillar, STV’s Director of Smart Cities, examines the national movement to invest in smarter and safer bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, using real-world examples to guide best practices. In part one Rob looked at the current ...
Shadow of a cyclist riding a bike on bicycle lane through city street

Using Smarter Infrastructure to Create Multimodal Solutions for Bicycles, Pedestrians and Other Roadway Users (Part Two)

In this three-part series, Rob Spillar, STV’s Director of Smart Cities, examines the national movement to invest in smarter and safer bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, using real-world examples to guide best practices. In part one, Rob looked at the current ...
Bicycle traffic signal

Creating a Culture of Bike Safety (Part One)

In this three-part series, Rob Spillar, STV’s Director of Smart Cities, examines the national movement to invest in smarter and safer bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, using real-world examples to guide best practices. In part one, Rob discusses the current cultural ...
Green city

Future Focused: Creating a Roadmap for Embodied Carbon Reduction

With more government agencies pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, those of us serving the infrastructure sector are being challenged to develop holistic, data-driven solutions that aim to eliminate carbon emissions across various stages of a project’s lifecycle. As ...
Dallas Fort Worth Aiport at night

Future Focused: Airports – The Perfect Innovation Playground

We are currently at an inflection point when it comes to the evolution of mobility technology and how it interacts with our surface transportation network – i.e., personal vehicles, public and private transit, and transportation network companies (TNC) like Uber ...
Rental scooters

Future Focused: Rental E-Scooters Require a Social Contract

This is the first installment of “Future Focused,” an ongoing blog sharing insights, anecdotes and best-practice solutions from STV’s team of thought leaders about trends in urban planning and development and the challenges the communities we serve face in addressing ...
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Street lights at night

Life in the (Priority) Fast Lane: How AI and TSP are Changing Service Reliability for Transit Agencies

As transit agencies across North America look to expand and better support their existing ridership, the…

Read More

Zero-emissions bus charging

How Zero-Emission Vehicles Can Serve as the Ultimate Portable Charger

In April, a deadly ice storm struck Quebec and Ontario, Canada, resulting in two fatalities and…

Read More

Austin City Skyline

Promoting “Coopetition” for Shared Innovation in Texas

I recently had the privilege to witness firsthand what it takes to excel in a smart…

Read More

Group of bikes parked in Amsterdam

Creating a Year-Round Bike Culture with Parking (Part Three)

In this three-part series, Rob Spillar, STV’s Director of Smart Cities, examines the national movement to…

Read More

Shadow of a cyclist riding a bike on bicycle lane through city street

Using Smarter Infrastructure to Create Multimodal Solutions for Bicycles, Pedestrians and Other Roadway Users (Part Two)

In this three-part series, Rob Spillar, STV’s Director of Smart Cities, examines the national movement to…

Read More

Bicycle traffic signal

Creating a Culture of Bike Safety (Part One)

In this three-part series, Rob Spillar, STV’s Director of Smart Cities, examines the national movement to…

Read More

Green city

Future Focused: Creating a Roadmap for Embodied Carbon Reduction

With more government agencies pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, those of us serving the…

Read More

Dallas Fort Worth Aiport at night

Future Focused: Airports – The Perfect Innovation Playground

We are currently at an inflection point when it comes to the evolution of mobility technology…

Read More

Rental scooters

Future Focused: Rental E-Scooters Require a Social Contract

This is the first installment of “Future Focused,” an ongoing blog sharing insights, anecdotes and best-practice…

Read More

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