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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
Clearly Punxsutawney Phil is a marmot with meteorological mettle. On February 2nd of this year, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Phil skittered out of his little rodent residence (okay, he was unceremoniously extracted by a man donning an oddly tall hat) and immediately saw his shadow. With that one quick glance, Phil dashed an entire country’s hopes of an early spring.Read More
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.
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).Read More