Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New Haven launches app for paratransit services

Greater New Haven Transit District launched a mobile app and web portal for riders to request and manage ADA paratransit trips and track their...

LA Metro selects stations for mobility-on-demand pilot

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) will partner with ride-hailing company Via to test a new option for accessing Metro stations this...

MTA launches new website and mobile app

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) is seeking feedback on its updated website and new mobile application. The post MTA launches new website and mobile app...

Feds order WMATA to fix barriers between rail cars

The FTA is requiring WMATA to upgrade the safety barriers between rail cars after a blind passenger fell onto the tracks last month. The post...

Marin Transit launches microtransit pilot

Marin Transit (CA) launched Marin Transit Connect, an on-demand service operated by ride-hailing company Via. The post Marin Transit launches microtransit pilot appeared first on...

Some question WMATA’s cash-free bus test

WMATA will try to speed up service on a limited-stop route by banning cash payments, but some worry about the impacts on low-income and...

Houston tests beacons to help blind riders

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (TX) is testing Bluetooth beacons to help visually impaired riders locate bus stops more easily. The post Houston...

MBTA integrates bus stop data with mobile app for blind riders

The MBTA has fully integrated the data from Bluetooth beacons along two bus routes with the latest version of the BlindWays mobile application. The post...

Technology improves mobility for blind transit riders

Technology is making it easier for visually impaired customers to access transit, including Bluetooth beacons, crowdsourcing, and connected devices. The post Technology improves mobility...

Rider challenges TTC to improve info for hearing-impaired customers

A hearing-impaired customer is asking the Toronto Transit Commission (ON) to improve its communication with riders who have hearing loss. The post Rider challenges TTC...

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NY MTA to buy Grand Central, Harlem and Hudson Lines for $35M

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board’s Finance Committee today granted approval to purchase Grand Central Terminal, and Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem Line and Hudson...

Iowa DOT approves contract to add Vicinity buses

The Iowa DOT bid is in place until October 2020. Grande West Transportation’s U.S. distributor, Alliance Bus Group (ABG) was successful in winning the Iowa...

Masabi adds tap payment capabilities for Justride system

The city of Bilbao, Spain will be the launch operator initially piloting on its urban bus service, Bilbobus, and working in conjunction with Masabi’s...

Nonprofit repurposes Amtrak Acela seating into luxury bags

People for Urban Progress (PUP), an Indianapolis-based nonprofit specializing in advancing good design and civic sustainability, partnered with Amtrak to repurpose leather seat covers...