Author Archives: Paul Minett

Heroes of the Bus Strike

Auckland is about to endure a bus strike. The impact on the traffic could be ‘chaos’, or there could be a positive outcome. Bus Strike Rider Heroes will go to the bus stop just like they used to. Bus Strike Driver Heroes will pull up at the bus stop and offer some people a ride. Help us recognise the Bus Strike Heroes. Continue reading

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Blowing a raspberry at traffic jams

Raspberry Express is car-pooling for those who need flexibility with their travel plans. Sophie Bond reports.

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Easing congestion and saving money

Company founders create an "invisible solution" for traffic woes. Challenge to those who govern transport. It is a "traffic decongestant". Continue reading

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Coast carpooling scheme a first for NZ

Hibiscus Coast commuters, fed up with delays, the cost of petrol, and the impact on the environment of their daily journeys in and out of Auckland are being offered…. Continue reading

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The Raspberry Express Comes to Hibiscus Coast

Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast will soon be host to the Raspberry Express, providing a new alternative for workers and students who travel to downtown Auckland…. Continue reading

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Making ridesharing easy

As I sat in traffic on Auckland’s North-Western motorway, all alone in my cocoon, I could see that others were doing the same. I wondered if they might be heading to the same place as me….
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Flexible Carpooling (Coffee Included) Coming to the States?

Written by Chris Hamilton.  Read the original article here. Back in May we brought you a story (Is a More Formalized Slugging in Our Future?, May 3, 2007) from a company in New Zealand called Trip Convergence that was marketing … Continue reading

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Flexible Carpooling: Exploratory Study

September 2009 Project Sponsors Energy Efficiency Center and Trip Convergence Ltd Co-Authors Diana M. Dorinson, Founder and Principal, Transportation Analytics Deanna Gay, Business and Law Student, UC Davis Paul Minett, MBA, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Trip Convergence Ltd Susan Shaheen, Phd, … Continue reading

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Commuters may soon HOVER over traffic jams

By National Post May 22, 2007 GTA transportation officials are championing a new car-pooling scheme that would combine security and flexibility in a bid to ease the region”s gridlock. “The public is hungry for something like this,” said Toronto Councillor … Continue reading

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Washington State Budget Includes Carpool Pilot

Wednesday, 27 May 2009, 10:56 am Press Release: Trip Convergence Ltd AUCKLAND, NZ ~ 27 May 2009 ~ New Zealand developed technology for combating the growing global congestion crisis is winning the hearts and minds of American transport authorities. The … Continue reading

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