Friday, April 19, 2019

CTA expands real-time information for riders

The Chicago Transit Authority (IL) is increasing the real-time service information provided to customers on its network of digital advertising screens. The post CTA expands...

Capital Metro tests app to provide real-time info to blind riders

Capital Metro (TX) is testing a program that uses beacons to to provide real-time bus info and service alerts to riders who are blind...

Rhode Island may silence talking buses

Rhode Island legislators filed a bill requiring RIPTA to silence "talking buses" in residential areas after Newport constituents complained about the noise. The post Rhode...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: New safety app for St. Louis transit riders, more MTA countdown clocks, and partnership for autonomous bus technology. The...

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SacRT to add 3 more GreenPower EVs for microtransit service

The EV Star seats up to 19 passengers and can be configured with either a Level 2 J-1772 or a CCS DC Fast combo...

Metra adds state funding for 2 new rail stations

Chicago’s Metra added funding for two new stations in Chicago to its capital program after the state of Illinois said it would release the...

Climate Change Threatens Ice Roads. Satellites Could Help

For a few months each winter, Canada’s Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road is the world’s longest ice highway, a 300-plus-mile network of frozen lakes...

Private equity firm completes acquistion of Coach USA, subsidiaries

Coach USA will be led by CEO Linda Burtwistle, who previously served as the company's president and COO. Variant Equity completed the acquisition of Coach...