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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...

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...

TTC tests beacon technology for low-vision riders

The Toronto Transit Commission (ON) is testing beacon technology at St. Clair Station to improve access for customers with low vision. The post TTC tests...

MTA to check accuracy of countdown clocks

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) will test the countdown clocks on lettered subway lines after customer complaints about accuracy. The post MTA to check accuracy...

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Diversity, health care, and public transit linked to well-being, study says

Diverse neighbors. Health centers. Commuter trains. These community attributes, and other key factors, are linked to well-being and quality of life, according to Yale...

Gov.’s budget proposal includes $242M boost for NJ Transit

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy pitched his budget proposal that includes an increase in funding for NJ Transit by $242 million, which would...

New intercity rail service launches in Connecticut

TASI/ACI has begun operations for CTrail Hartford Line, a new intercity rail service between New Haven, Conn. And Springfield, Mass.“TASI/ACI is proud to provide...

Alstom to supply 38 Citadis trams for German operator

Alstom signed a contract worth around $115 million with Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main (VGF), the transport operator in Frankfurt, Germany, for the supply...