Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Weekend round-up

ICYMI: Emerson students create MBTA videos, historic steam locomotive sets off the smoke detectors, and new app tries to crowdsource NYC subway conditions. The post...

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...

DART launches flexible services

DART is introducing flexible transit options, including trip planning and ticketing via upgraded mobile application, microtransit, and dynamic carpooling. The post DART launches flexible...

UK researchers know the best spot to wait for train

UK researchers have developed a system that gives individuals precise information on the best place to stand on the platform before their train arrives. The...

Norwalk explores microtransit option

The Norwalk Transit District (CT) is negotiating with the Ford Motor Company to test an on-demand microtransit service. The post Norwalk explores microtransit option appeared...

Detroit to test new mobility options

A public-private partnership is testing a set of 10 mobility options for Detroit (MI). The post Detroit to test new mobility options appeared first on...

Sydney provides real-time info on train crowding

Mobile applications now display real-time information from Sydney Trains (NSW) on occupancy so passengers can improve their odds of getting a seat. The post Sydney...

Lyft partners with transit in Florida and Michigan

Ride-hailing company Lyft has teamed up with transit services in Florida and Detroit for commuter rail connections and late-night service, respectively. The post Lyft partners...

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...

MBTA improves accuracy of subway arrivals

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced an improvement to subway arrival prediction times on its website and select mobile applications. The post MBTA improves...

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