Banff tourism report seeks fewer private vehicles, more public transit in park

BANFF, ALTA. — Banff tourism officials are joining the call for better management of visitor traffic in the most heavily visited parts of the national park. In a document outlining its development plans for the next decade, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism says it wants to reduce damaging traffic bottlenecks through improved public transit and … Read more

Public transit opportunities being explored for rural southeast

Igniting connections is the theme of a new initiative recently created which will explore the feasibility of a public transit system that services the entire rural southeast. The initiative began this fall as a collaboration between the RM of Piney and Eco-West Canada, a not-for-profit Winnipeg-based organization whose mandate is to promote sustainable economic development … Read more

Social districts. Transit. Eastland. See City Council’s last votes before members change

The Charlotte City Council held its final meeting Monday night before newly elected leaders replace four outgoing members on the dais. The current council’s swan song included the approval of a document that governs development in the city, allowing communities to ask for public drinking districts, transit center design money and a lively debate about … Read more

Transit app Moovit rolls out more personalized trip-planning features

Transit app is aiming to be more helpful when it comes to helping users get to their destination. Starting today, the app is rolling out more personalized trip-planning features in 3,500 cities across 112 countries to build on its existing route suggestions. One of new functions is called Smart Cards. will populate travel suggestions on … Read more

Waymap’s app helps the visually impaired navigate public transit

London-based wants to help guide visually impaired people to navigate their surroundings, and it’s starting with public transit. The company just concluded a closed two-week trial of its navigation app at three stops within Washington, D.C.’s Metro, and hopes to begin a public trial at 25 Metro stations and 1,000 bus stops by September, according … Read more