The Washington Posthas done a report on urban commuting patterns, featuring spatial imagery and AT&T 5G and LTE technologies.
Developed by The Storytelling Lab, the study focuses on transit in three major metro areas: New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
Readers, many of whom have not commuted for the past year, are able to step inside trains and buses for an immersive experience. They can listen to audio comments from commuters across the country and learn about the changes transportation operators are now making.
In addition, the project focuses on issues such as the need for free or reduced-rate transit fares and the role that public transit plays in combating climate change.
The Biden Administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure package contains $85 billion for public-transit modernization over eight years, the report notes.
The project is being unveiled as New York’s subway, which has returned to 24-hour service.
“Highlighting the future of the morning commute using innovative techniques such as 3D
visual rendering will equip readers with unique visual insight into lessons learned from the pandemic, including changes in ridership and the efforts in major metro areas to make transportation more
accessible and equitable,” states Elite Truong, director of strategic initiatives at The Washington Post.
Truong adds that WaPo wants to “create a far more visceral and immediate understanding of compelling news topics that transcends the traditional reading experience.”