Commuter Kate

Commuter Kate: Tips for the Festive Season in London – Winter Wonderland

Published: December 13, 2018
Winter Wonderland Moovit Collaboration London

Although I never look forward to the 11 hour flight from San Francisco, it’s always a treat to go back to my hometown of London for the holidays. London gets a bad rap for its weather, but in the winter, if you’re wrapped up appropriately, the crisp air can be really pleasant — something I miss living in California where the weather is always pretty temperate.

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Commuter Kate: Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Published: November 21, 2018
Thanksgiving Moovit - surviving the holidays

In the U.S., today is the busiest travel day of the year. Thanksgiving, otherwise known as “Turkey Day”, marks the beginning of the holiday season where traveling to visit family, or taking family vacations is extremely popular. Even if you aren’t in the U.S. I’ve  pulled together my tips for making it to 2019 with the least amount of stress possible. Travel Tips

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Commuter Kate: What’s Mobility as a Service (MaaS)?

Published: November 14, 2018
Moovit MaaS solutions Analytics

Until recently, the concept of people movement has been more of an art than a science. With the new concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS), technology can provide the data to increase efficiency in public transit and serve the urban mobility industry. But what exactly is Mobility as a Service? Mobility as a Service, or MaaS for short, is the term used to descr…

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Commuter Kate: Tricks for Riding Transit on Halloween

Published: October 27, 2018
Bus Stop Halloween Moovit

Traveling on public transit doesn’t have to spook you out this Halloween. If you’re riding across town to trick or treat, ditch the uncomfortable broomstick and ride public transit instead. Plan your trip  —  Planning ahead means you can get step-by-step directions to your destination via public transit. Confidence is everything when traveling to the unkno…

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Commuter Kate: The History of Public Transit

Published: October 24, 2018

My colleague Steve recently told me how his grandmother commuted to work on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay in 1915. She rode a glistening new cable car to a dock and boarded a steam-powered ferry to cross the Bay. It got me thinking about how far we’ve come from the horse and cart days, and I started researching the history of public transit. Below is a summary of the major changes in transportation…

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Commuter Kate: Public Transit for Blind Riders

Published: October 6, 2018
Moovit World Sight Day Public Transit Best Apps for the Blind

World Sight Day is on 11 October this year and made me think about public transit accessibility for blind people. Traveling on the bus or train can be complicated enough, but imagine not being able to see which number bus is arriving or be able to read the train schedule.  

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Commuter Kate: What to watch on your commute

Published: September 28, 2018
Moovit Commuter Kate Commute Shows

We normally associate binge watching TV shows to the evening or weekends, on our couch, but who says you can’t use your commute to catch up on the latest shows? Every month streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video release new series and films that make your commute by public transit feel faster, and gives you more time in the evening to catch up with friends and family. Here are my recommendations for finding inter…

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Commuter Kate: 12 Benefits Of Using Public Transit That You Probably Hadn’t Thought Of

Published: September 22, 2018

You may think that how you get to work doesn’t really impact your life, career or future prospects much, if at all. All actions have consequence though, and in life we make certain choices without thinking them through fully. Below, I’ve outlined some benefits of using public transit that you may not have fully thought all the way through. 1. No lining up for hours at the DMV.

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Commuter Kate: Time to Ditch Your Car — It’s World Car Free Day

Published: September 17, 2018
Moovit World Car Free Day

It seems like there’s a special day for just about everything these days. From World Hat Day, and World Kiss a Ginger Day to World Pumpkin Spice Latte Day. In addition to World Ice Cream Day (my favorite is Haagen Daz Coffee, thanks for asking), there’s one that stands out for me — World Car Free Day. September 22nd is World Car Free Day which encourages motoris…

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Commuter Kate: What’s public transit’s role on environmental sustainability?

Published: September 8, 2018
Public transit environmental sustainability Moovit

As people become more and more conscious of our environment, I thought it would be interesting to understand the role transit plays in environmental sustainability. With humans having taken advantage of the earth’s precious resources for far too long, we now look at ways in which we can reverse some of the damage we’ve done without completely overhauling the way …

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