Friday, April 19, 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...

Tech helps fuel growth in intercity buses

Researchers at DePaul University say technology has helped fuel growth in the intercity bus market, according to a new study. The post Tech...

Google expands crowdsourcing to add accessibility info to maps

Google is turning to its users to help update the accessibility information in its Maps feature.Google Maps already indicates if a location is wheelchair...

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SacRT to add 3 more GreenPower EVs for microtransit service

The EV Star seats up to 19 passengers and can be configured with either a Level 2 J-1772 or a CCS DC Fast combo...

Metra adds state funding for 2 new rail stations

Chicago’s Metra added funding for two new stations in Chicago to its capital program after the state of Illinois said it would release the...

Climate Change Threatens Ice Roads. Satellites Could Help

For a few months each winter, Canada’s Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road is the world’s longest ice highway, a 300-plus-mile network of frozen lakes...

Private equity firm completes acquistion of Coach USA, subsidiaries

Coach USA will be led by CEO Linda Burtwistle, who previously served as the company's president and COO. Variant Equity completed the acquisition of Coach...