Meet the Media: Alexa St. John, Transportation Reporter at Business Insider

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John, transportation reporter at Business Insider. I cover electric vehicles and the future of transportation. I’m reporting not as a vehicle enthusiast, but rather, covering the business of the future of transportation, specifically the electric future of transportation.

Meet the Media: Kirsten Korosec, Senior Transportation Reporter at TechCrunch

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I’m the senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch, where I focus on all the ways — present and future — that people and packages travel from Point A to Point B. I’m also the co-host of the podcast The Autonocast, which focuses on the future of transportation.


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Gen Z’s perspective on transportation ushers in new “Mobility Culture”

Agility PR Solutions

A new report from global comms firm Allison+Partners suggests that changing definitions of transportation and an influx of new mobility solutions are paving the way for the birth of a new culture—the mobility culture. Resulting from the intersection of transportation and technology, this cultural shift will be driven forward by a new generation of consumers—those just […].

Transport for Greater Manchester v Kier Construction: Notice the little things

Practical Law Construction

For those of you like me, the recent case of Transport for Greater Manchester v Kier Construction Ltd shows that we are right to worry about these things. Preparing and sending contractual notices always makes me nervous.

Belgium transport minister steps down after document leak

PR Daily

On Friday, Belgium’s transport minister, Jacqueline Galant, resigned after the surfacing of a confidential document detailing the government’s flawed airport security measures. On Thursday, the pressure on Galant came to a head after Luc Ledoux, the top civil servant at Belgium’s Federal Transport Department, resigned citing Galant’s policies and attitude. As accusations emerge following the terrorist attack in Brussels, a Belgian official is stepping down.

Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce speaking at the IATA Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age conference. (c) c) Donald Steel. This morning I gave a keynote at the global ‘Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age’ conference in Istanbul. I followed an excellent and energetic opening keynote by BBC world business news presenter Aeron Heslehurst. This is ‘roughly’ the speech I gave in that I spoke mainly without notes, but based on this text I’d prepared: Good morning.

Meet the Media: Josh Fisher, Executive Editor or FleetOwner

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My main coverage and writing focuses are the transportation technology world, and government and regulations related to the trucking and freight industries, along with other website and magazine duties. I’m the executive editor of FleetOwner magazine and

Meet the Media: John Hitch, Editor of Fleet Maintenance

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Previously I was senior editor at sister brand Fleet Owner, which is geared toward fleet executives and other transportation industry leaders. As with anyone writing about the transportation industry, the transition to zero emission vehicles, and what it takes to service them, is top of mind.

Meet the Media: Vesna Brajkovic, Managing Editor of Heavy Duty Trucking &

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Vesna Brajkovic has been covering the transportation industry since 2016, including trucking, railroading, the automotive aftermarket and aviation. Meet the Media media interviews Media relations meet the media transportation

Meet the Media: Sean O’Kane, Senior Reporter at The Verge

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I’m a senior reporter at The Verge , and I cover the emerging technologies and business side of transportation companies big and small, with a special focus on electric vehicles. John, Transportation Reporter at Business Insider.

Meet the Media: Eric D. Lawrence, Automotive Reporter at the Detroit Free Press

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I also write about mobility and transportation topics, including pedestrian safety. I’m watching the ongoing impact of the pandemic on the auto industry and other types of transportation.

Why Megaprojects Fail – And Why It Matters

Stern + Associates

Client Insights Bent Flyvbjerg Infrastructure megaprojects project management TransportationThe cost of Boston’s “Big Dig” ballooned to $14.8 billion – five times the original estimate – before its completion in 2007, eight years behind schedule. Europe’s infamous “Chunnel” project. The post Why Megaprojects Fail – And Why It Matters appeared first on Stern Strategy Group.

Why Megaprojects Fail – And Why It Matters

Stern + Associates

Client Insights Bent Flyvbjerg Infrastructure megaprojects project management TransportationThe cost of Boston’s “Big Dig” ballooned to $14.8 billion – five times the original estimate – before its completion in 2007, eight years behind schedule. Europe’s infamous “Chunnel” project. The post Why Megaprojects Fail – And Why It Matters appeared first on Stern Strategy Group.

UK Media Moves including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, BBC News and more


Nicholas Hellen is now Transport Editor at The Sunday Times; Jessica Elgot returns to The Guardian; new titles for Nathalie Malinarich and Stuart Millar at BBC News. Media Blog

A Revolution in the Newsroom: Long Forms Are Back

Business Wire

It was a rainy December morning in Paris and transportations were on strike. Participants braved both to attend “The Future of Long Form Journalism,” a conference held at Paris Sciences’ Po School of Journalism.

NYC’s Best Ride: Uber, Via or Gett?

Flatiron Communications

The Flack gett NYC transportation ridewithvia Uber ViaI had to get from the upper east side of Manhattan to Water Street in the financial district for a client meeting this week. My default ride-sharing service Via only operates from 110th Street to Houston Street, so it was not an option. Too bad, since Via’s pre-paid $5.40 (including tax) cost-per-ride is the best deal in town if you don’t mind picking up the occasional stranger en route to your destination.

How eScooters can Earn Respect?

Ronn Torossian

These convenient and relatively inexpensive transportation options are popping up all over cities and college campuses, offering people a faster way to get from A to B, while saving their shoe […]. There are a lot of ways to get around these days: personal cars, public transit, ride-sharing, traditional cabs, bikes, skateboards and, increasingly, electric scooters.

Uber embroiled in alarming PR crisis—and the time to act is now

Agility PR Solutions

It is a sign of your pervasiveness in society that a killing perpetrated by one of your independent drivers, or even someone posing as your driver, can tarnish your reputation in spite of every effort to safely transport customers from Point […]. Once again, Uber has become embroiled in a tragedy it had no control over.

Uber CEO Hopes to Remake the Brand’s Reputation

Ronn Torossian

Last year, London’s transport regulation agency revoked the company’s operational license, resulting in a hotly-contested court case. The past two years or so have been a rough road for ride-sharing company, Uber. From repeated PR gaffes that led to the dismissal of former CEO Travis Kalanick, to challenges from hard-charging competitors like Lyft, which has posted a series of PR wins recently, Uber has really needed a PR boost.

Israel Automotive Technologies Worth Watching


But those opting for alternative transportation like scooters are left in the dark. The platform sets out to offer the safest and easiest route for those that prefer these modes of transportation.

Hawaiian Airlines policy ruled not discriminatory … but will that fly?

Ronn Torossian

Department of Transportation claiming discriminatory practices on the part of the airline. When two businessmen from American Samoa wanted to pre-select seats on Hawaiian Airlines, they were denied due to the airline’s new policy against improper weight distribution. As you might imagine, this lack of choice seating did not sit well with the businessmen, who promptly filed a complaint with the U.S. When that news hit the headlines, the cyberspace public quickly picked a corner to support.

Empowering Activists to Carry Your Message

PR News

My off-hours are spent volunteering as an activist for New York City cyclist, pedestrian and public transit advocacy organization Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt). At the start, I figured it’d be the usual rabble-rousing stuff: showing up to protests, tweeting photos while holding up signs, et al. And while those elements are minor parts of a volunteer activist’s… Continued. The post Empowering Activists to Carry Your Message appeared first on PR News Blog.

Blue Origin Playing PR Catch Up

Ronn Torossian

The repeated success of SpaceX rockets to take off and then, amazingly, land safely to fly another day has mesmerized the public, giving the company a significant lead in the race to be the space transport and exploration company of the future. In the modern 21st century Space Race, there is a clear leader. SpaceX has captured the imagination of the public like nothing since the early days of the shuttle program, when people stopped their day to watch launches by the millions.

2022’s Top 13 Podcasts for Automotive & Mobility Technology Suppliers

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Autonocast : A weekly 30 to 40 minute podcast featuring conversations about autonomy, mobility, electrification, and the policy and politics surrounding transportation’s future.

Mayor-Elect Makes SDPD Scandals Top Priority

The Stalwart Blog

After the scandals came to light, Lansdowne started to crack down on policies, announcing that from now on, two officers will transport female suspects to jail to prevent more problems. Faulconer plans to move forward with placing cameras with officers.

Journalists on the move – Week of October 8

Agility PR Solutions

Coverage will include healthcare, transportation, […]. Here you have it! The most notable journalist and media industry moves of the past week. USA AND CANADA Follow us on Twitter @Press_Moves News and Media City, The: (@TheCityNY) hires Jere Hester (@Jere_Hester) as Editor-in-Chief. The non-profit news venture will cover New York City when it launches next year. The post Journalists on the move – Week of October 8 appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Media Moves

Ketchum study: What’s driving Americans to consider driving alternatives?

Agility PR Solutions

The average American driver estimates spending nearly 10 hours per week behind the wheel, yet 29 percent of them have considered trading in their cars, trucks or SUVs in favor of other transportation options, according to a new study from global comms consultancy Ketchum.

USPS defends slower deliveries with fact sheet, Twitter tests slate of in-app safety tools and 49% of all voters say it’s too soon to lift mask mandate

PR Daily

“Modifying service standards would allow for additional transport time and increased efficiencies across the networks.” The survey was conducted before the Transportation Safety Administration said it would no longer enforce its mask mandate earlier this week.

Airline CEOs push to drop masks, which companies earned kudos on fixing gender pay gap and Spotify brings social audio to its core app

PR Daily

Last month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the federal mask mandate for public transportation through April 18. Letting up on masks for planes & transportation is asking for trouble.

What Uber can teach us about good public relations


The multibillion-dollar transportation network Uber has definitely tapped into this fact. CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates, once said, “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Director of marketing at ITN International Benjamin Wilson is a loyal Uber customer. With his job taking him to Dubai one week and Chicago the next, he [.]. Public Relations Social Media Customer Service customer success Uber

Transparency, personalization are the next frontiers for online retailers—what PR must know

Agility PR Solutions

A glitzy website or a modern app isn’t enough to satisfy savvy online shoppers—they demand upfront transparency on fees, control over the delivery process, a clearly-stated returns policy and loyalty rewards, according to new research from transportation and logistics leader UPS. Today’s consumers clearly prioritize substance over flash from brand retailers.

Podcasting 2.0 & Web 3.0 with Jennifer Navarrete on Growing Social Now


Get transported to the future today with Jennifer Navarrete, aka @epodcaster, and Barbara Rozgonyi, two Social Media Club chapter founders who met via Chris Heuer and Kristie Wells. Looking for the future intersection of social media and podcasting?

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Delta’s message to workers highlights new mask stance, Revolve Festival devolves into Coachella mayhem and 58% of global CEOs admit to ‘greenwashing’

PR Daily

In response to the Transportation Security Administration’s new mask guidelines for airlines , Delta published an internal message to employees about its updated masking policies. Also: A new Netflix documentary skewers the company culture of Abercrombie & Fitch.

4 Powerful Examples of Earned Media in 2020

Critical Mention

Alternative Modes of Transportation. During the quarantine, many forms of public transportation were shut down leaving people to find other methods to get around. Early on, TV stations started recommending bicycles as a safer alternative to public transportation and great leisure activity that adhered to social distancing guidelines.

For clearer writing, ditch ‘etc.,’ ‘i.e.’ and ‘e.g.’

PR Daily

have similar needs for affordable, safe, and convenient transportation. For example: Older people who have to give up driving because of problems including aging and ailments have similar needs for affordable, safe, and convenient transportation. Each of these types carries different investment requirements, necessitates a different regulatory approval process, and needs different infrastructures, e.g., communication, electrification, transportation, to be in place.

AirAsia pulls ads that critics say ‘promote sex tourism’

PR Daily

Germany’s transport ministry recently was criticized for its campaign to encourage bicyclists to wear helmets. It is embarrassing, stupid and sexist for the transport minister to be selling his policies using naked skin,” Maria Noichl, chairwoman of the wing, told the country’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper. The Local reported : Family Minister Franziska Giffey also hit out at Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer of the conservative CSU party.

Top 10 Meet the Media Profiles of 2021

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John, Transportation Reporter at Business Insider. When we launched our Meet the Media blog series five years ago, our mission entailed helping bridge the gap between automotive and mobility PR professionals and the key journalists who cover the automotive and mobility sectors.

COP26 saw 20x more coverage than COP25


There was moderate amount of scrutiny over delegate’s choices of transportation to the summit extending from Pelosi to other recognized leaders from around the globe.

What the EU’s climate plans mean for US businesses and comms pros

PR Daily

The Commission will push for renewables across the field, force more decarbonization of transportation, introduce a levy for certain carbon-intensive products entering the E.U. broaden the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to sectors like transportation and construction?

How Uber, Lyft, and Salesforce responded to the Texas abortion law


Lyft confirmed it will donate $1 million to Planned Parenthood , stating it will “ensure that transportation is never a barrier to healthcare access.”. Texas’s new abortion law, which bans most abortions after six weeks, has now gone into effect after the U.S.