PPE Vending Machines Help Public Transportation Riders Mask Up And Sanitize

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Vending machines typically have soda and snacks, and maybe a few amenities like lip balm or ibuprofen if it’s fancy. Now, however, PPE vending machines are popping up.

NJ Transit, the largest statewide public transportation system, is the latest to add PPE vending machines. The department announced a new pilot program for machines where riders can buy Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal. Options include face masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizer wipes and disposable gloves.

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As offices reopen and more workers start commuting again, transit authorities are trying to ensure that riders follow guidelines for masks. In the state of New Jersey, both riders and staffers are required to mask up in the stations and on public transportation. Face coverings are also required on platforms and bus stops.

Prices vary with the cheapest option being a single

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Insider Transportation: EV startups take a new road to public markets

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Even amid plagues, summer is the time for road trips. (Maybe especially amid plagues, when travel restrictions make a terrestrial trip more workable than flying.) But as we head into Labor Day and take a look back at the season, we’ve noticed a distinct lack of road shows.

You know, those continent-hopping bonanzas that serve as the prelude to a company’s bell-ringing IPO. And it’s not because America’s small corporations are sitting tight and riding out the storm (the plaque thing again). In the electric and autonomous vehicle space alone, six companies have gone public or announced plans to do so in the past few months. They’ve just taken a new route to the public market.

Electrified-vehicle makers Nikola, Fisker, Lordstown Motors, and Canoo are all going public via a reverse merger with a special-purpose acquisition company. Those entities, better known as SPACs, raise money, go public, and buy

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Council Post: Disrupting Public Transportation: The Experiential Commute

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Faisal Jameel is CTO of NJ TRANSIT, one of the country’s largest public transit systems, where he specializes in digital transformations.

Most of us agree that public transportation could use a good, strategic shake-up. It’s a dated experience, and a new generation of riders are chomping at the bit for an enhanced commute. But how does one implement an experiential commute while still maintaining and running a massive public transportation system? I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating this question, absorbing input from my staff and ridership and learning from experiences at other transit companies.

Digital transformations at this scale are typically focused on new market disruptions or sustainable innovations. As most public transportation systems are the incumbent in their space, focusing on sustaining innovation allows them to leverage their existing competitive advantage. Disruption is an opportunity long before it evolves into a threat. It just requires you

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Canada and Ontario invest in improved public transit, active transportation and road infrastructure for North

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That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done.

Ontarians need help getting safely to work and home, getting to appointments, to shop and to conduct business. Strategic investments in sustainable public transit and active transportation, as well as road and bridge infrastructure play a key role.

Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Nipissing, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and his Worship Al McDonald, Mayor

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