Safety First, Safety Always

“Have a safe trip!” This is something we hear all the time; but how conscious are we of our general safety and security? Let’s play out a scenario…

Your dinner reservation is in half an hour and you are still not ready! Frantic thoughts start running through your head - “There is no way I am making it on time with traffic at this hour!” and “Now I have to park in the street or pay for a garage spot”. Most of us have been in this situation whether it’s dinner or somewhere else important that we fear we will be late. So, you start to find an easier way to get to your end destination, furiously clicking through your phone to get that Uber app open and hit request - will we make it in time.

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Molly Lepine
Autonomous Vehicles: The New Cloud

Technology is a funny thing. When we first encounter something new it seems strange and alien, a bit scary. But it doesn’t take long for truly innovative changes to become so enmeshed in our daily lives that we can’t remember what it was like to live without them. Just a few short years ago, many of us were still pecking away at word processors. Then we made the shift to desktops, and then laptops. All the while, we saved our work to hard drives or floppy discs. Try showing a floppy disc to a teenager now. You might as well show them hieroglyphics.

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Molly Lepine
Transporting Students Across Campus

Ah the life of a college student. Circadian rhythms that make it seem normal to sleep until noon and stay up until the coyotes are howling at the moon. Diets consisting of nothing but pizza and French fries and ice cream. Throwing a Frisbee on the college green in between classes. To those of us for whom college is just a distant memory, it seems like - the life. But college can be stressful, too.

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Molly Lepine
Save the earth, ride a bus

It’s time to go green! No, it’s not St. Patrick’s Day, silly. Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day! It’s a day to celebrate our efforts to protect the environment. So, what can you do to save the environment? There are lots of small ways to help.

 

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Brent Leland
30 Days … just 30 Days

As we ease into spring, it’s easy to forget those commitments we made to ourselves just a few months ago as we belted out Auld Lang Syne and threw confetti into the air. Those New Year’s resolutions are just a distant memory; promises made with the best intentions that have fallen victim to our daily lives.

 

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Brent Leland
Have Smartphone, Will Travel

Smartphones are ubiquitous in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, more than three-quarters of all Americans now own one, and the statistics show that ownership crosses age and income boundaries (74% of those ages 50-64, 42% of those 65+, and 64% of those earning less than $30,000/year own cell phones). Most people won’t leave home without their devices, which means they’re walking out the door every day carrying a potential bus ticket. 

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Brent Leland
A Chocolate Chip Cookie or Integrated Mobility?

Imagine a chocolate chip cookie straight from the oven.  It’s gooey, buttery, a bit crisp around the edges, and warm. Sounds good, yes? Well, a chocolate chip cookie is really nothing more than the food version of integrated mobility. After all, butter is tasty on its own. As for the sugar, it is delicious by itself as well. 

 

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Brent Leland
Welcome 2018! RATP Dev has exciting things in store.

Hey 2017, it’s hard to say goodbye because it was such an exciting year for RATP Dev. We wrapped up the year with big news -- a corporate rebranding. Our official name is now RATP Dev USA. We’re proud of our new name because, although RATP Dev is a global company, the USA designation highlights our growing presence in the United States. (USA! USA! USA!  Given the time of year, you can’t fault us for a quick Olympic-themed cheer). 

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Laura Pineda