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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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Gov. directs NJ TRANSIT to release monthly rail performance metrics

NJ TRANSIT will provide the public with a uniform progress report beginning with data from October 2019, to be released in November 2019. Adam E....

GRTC Transit system names new CEO

Julie Timm Richmond, Va.’s GRTC Transit System selected Julie Timm as its sixth CEO and first female CEO in company history. She will begin her...

Ford’s Bid for Safer Scooters? Tracking College Kids

In the spring of 2018, Jeri Baker began to get a lot of phone calls. Electric scooter-share companies like Bird, Lime, and Spin had...

NTSB to railroads: Finish the job implementing Positive Train Control

NTSB Member Jennifer Homendy with Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal at a press event. NTSB photo by Peter Knudson National Transportation Safety Board Member Jennifer Homendy called...