Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Weekend round-up

ICYMI: SEPTA asks riders to name new announcer, critics find alternatives to Dodger Stadium tunnel, and Transit app adds crowdsourced info. The post Weekend round-up...

Valley Metro teams with Waymo for mobility options

Valley Metro (AZ) has teamed up with Waymo to provide first- and last-mile connections. The post Valley Metro teams with Waymo for mobility options appeared...

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...

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...

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...

MTA works with Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings

The MTA is working with mobile application Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The post...

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...

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