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Support Transportation: Vote No on Prop 6

Acumen Building Enterprise, Inc. (Acumen) works on a daily basis to improve California’s transportation system. I urge you to join us and vote no on Proposition 6, to protect transportation and the environment. A yes vote on Prop 6 this November would repeal Governor Brown’s transportation plan funded by gas and car taxes, eliminating more than […]

The Future of Transportation: Autonomous Vehicles, Transportation Networking Companies and Public Transit

Coffee thermos and mobile device in hand, you sit relaxed in the back seat on your way to work. The automated car you are in waits for the light to change from red to green then begins to move through the urban landscape. In the next 3-15 years, autonomous vehicles (AVs) will be the norm […]

AcuFare 135 Reader Enhances BART Customer Experience

In support of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) operations, Acumen recently delivered the AcuFare™ 135 reader designed to reinforce the customer-service ticketing function in BART’s transit stations. BART operates 46 stations and it selected the AcuFare 135 reader to assist customer service agents with traveler inquiries regarding their contactless fare cards or […]

Acumen 2017 Highlights

Acumen’s current company tagline is “Improving the nation’s transportation infrastructure.”  On the surface it is a statement about our mission to help fix the country’s ailing rails, roads, runways, ports and transit systems. Dig a little deeper though, and you will see that this tagline also speaks to our passion for enhancing the key conduits […]

The Unsung Entrepreneurs of Cuba

Despite a nominally socialist economy, private enterprise is alive and well in Cuba, but what does “Cuban entrepreneurialism” mean for the future of the country?  On a second visit to the island recently as part of a delegation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, here is what I see as Cuba’s path ahead for transportation and infrastructure […]