Thursday, June 21, 2018

MTA works with Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings

The MTA is working with mobile application Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The post...

Weekend round-up

ICYMI: Emerson students create MBTA videos, historic steam locomotive sets off the smoke detectors, and new app tries to crowdsource NYC subway conditions. The post...

Houston tests beacons to help blind riders

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (TX) is testing Bluetooth beacons to help visually impaired riders locate bus stops more easily. The post Houston...

LIRR plans upgrades to station countdown clocks

LIRR has installed countdown clocks in its stations and is in the process of deploying GPS across its fleet. The post LIRR plans upgrades to...

UK researchers know the best spot to wait for train

UK researchers have developed a system that gives individuals precise information on the best place to stand on the platform before their train arrives. The...

Sydney provides real-time info on train crowding

Mobile applications now display real-time information from Sydney Trains (NSW) on occupancy so passengers can improve their odds of getting a seat. The post Sydney...

LIRR to upgrade safety at rail crossings

LIRR will make safety upgrades at its grade crossings to address the problem of motorists driving onto train tracks while following GPS directions. The post...

MBTA improves accuracy of subway arrivals

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced an improvement to subway arrival prediction times on its website and select mobile applications. The post MBTA improves...

Alexa, where’s my bus?

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (CA) has integrated real-time transit information and traffic conditions with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. The post Alexa, where’s my...

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...

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MBTA worker accused of stealing $80K from fareboxes

A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority worker was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $80,000 from the fareboxes he was responsible for fixing. The post MBTA...

Sound Transit breaks ground on Capitol Hill Station TOD

Sound Transit broke ground on its Capitol Hill Station Development, a transit-oriented, mixed-income and mixed-use development project that will surround the Capitol Hill light...

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...