Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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...

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...

Website helps older Floridians find travel options

FDOT and the University of Florida created a multimodal travel website with information for the state's 67 counties, focusing on the needs of seniors....

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...

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Final report on Washington Amtrak train derailment urges 'System Safety Program'

The National Transportation Safety Board published its final report for the agency’s investigation of the Dec. 18, 2017, fatal Amtrak train derailment in DuPont,...

REI launches new service to streamline data, asset management

REI released its new ARMOR™ Cloud service to handle customers’ server management responsibilities. Intended for use by small- and large-fleet transportation customers, ARMOR Cloud...

CARB, SunLine celebrate first hydrogen fuel-cell bus to use HVIP voucher program

SunLine is the first fleet to request and redeem an HVIP discount for a hydrogen electric fuel-cell vehicle, purchasing and deploying five ElDorado fuel-cell...

Boston-area BRT pilots bring faster commutes, public enthusiasm

Due to the successful results, the testing is translating to long-term changes. BostonBRT Bus riders in Arlington, Cambridge, Watertown, and Everett experienced shorter and more dependable...