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Category Archives: Smart Technologies

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 […]

Recent Adventures in Mobile App Development

When the Department of General Service’s Green Gov Challenge code-a-thon ended about a month ago, Acumen’s busy season of civic hacking and innovations contests came to a close, for now. In case you missed out: Back in June, Acumen cultivated our civic hacking chops at Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Hack My Ride 2.0 […]

Smart Cards: Savvy Move for Small Transit Agencies

The transportation landscape for small, mid-sized and rural transit agencies is changing. Many of them want to take advantage of smart-card solutions — better fare management, ridership data, tracking and reporting capabilities — but they don’t necessarily have the infrastructure in place and cannot afford much of the functionality in high-end solutions. I’ve considered this […]