Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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...

MTA to try UWB tech to upgrade signals

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) is considering ultra-wideband technology to upgrade its subway signal system. The post MTA to try UWB tech to upgrade signals...

Rider challenges TTC to improve info for hearing-impaired customers

A hearing-impaired customer is asking the Toronto Transit Commission (ON) to improve its communication with riders who have hearing loss. The post Rider challenges TTC...

BART and Caltrain to install WiFi

Both BART and Caltrain are working to install WiFi in their respective rail systems, but the process will take years. The post BART and...

MTA announces genius challenge winners

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced eight winners of the MTA Genius Transit Challenge last week. The post MTA announces genius challenge winners appeared first...

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...

Cleveland to test bus safety technology

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority will test connected-vehicle and infrared technology in buses at three downtown locations. The post Cleveland to test bus safety...

Metrolinx to test WiFi on vehicles

Metrolinx (ON) will test WiFI on six GO Transit buses and trains this spring. The post Metrolinx to test WiFi on vehicles appeared first on...

Miami-Dade WiFi deal falls through

A program to provide free WiFi for Miami-Dade Transit customers has collapsed, according to Miami Today. The post Miami-Dade WiFi deal falls through appeared first...

How New Yorkers stay connected underground

A year after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority completed its cellular and WiFi network in subway stations, customers are staying connected. The post How New Yorkers...

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