Communities Digital News: Passio president talks transit trends, role of technology

ATLANTA — There is a national discussion about public transportation and the role it plays in helping to ease congestion on the nation’s increasingly crowded roads.

The heads of public transit agencies recently gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss needed investments.

“As public transportation has experienced tremendous growth over the last two decades, public transit systems are struggling to maintain aging and outdated infrastructure while at the same time being challenged to expand capacity,” American Public Transportation Association (APTA) acting president and CEO Richard White said May 19 during National Infrastructure Week (NIW).

Technology plays an important role in that discussion — from justifying service to keeping budgets in check to improving the passenger experience. Mitch Skyer, president of Atlanta-based Passio Technologies, has been helping transit agencies, private organizations and colleges and universities nationwide implement transit technology that helps streamline operations.

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