Wednesday, June 20, 2018

WMATA honors Caps with commemorative smart card

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is issuing a commemorative SmarTrip card to honor the Washington Capitals for winning the Stanley Cup. The post...

BART cracks down on scofflaws but few pay their fines

Bay Area Rapid Transit issued about 1,300 citations in the first two months of its crackdown on fare evasion, but only about 100 scofflaws...

Some question WMATA’s cash-free bus test

WMATA will try to speed up service on a limited-stop route by banning cash payments, but some worry about the impacts on low-income and...

WMATA to test cashless payment on express bus

WMATA try to speed up a limited-stop bus route by requiring all passengers to pay their fare with a smart card. The pilot test...

TransLink and Visa rethink plans for Morgan Freeman to voice ad campaign

Both TransLink and Visa suspended a proposed ad campaign with actor Morgan Freeman intended to promote the agency's new tap-to-pay program. The post TransLink and...

DART launches flexible services

DART is introducing flexible transit options, including trip planning and ticketing via upgraded mobile application, microtransit, and dynamic carpooling. The post DART launches flexible...

MBTA says state proposal could cut advertising revenues

The MBTA says a state proposal could hurt advertising revenue by requiring local approval for outdoor ads, including digital ads on station entrances. The post...

Chicago launches CityKey program

The City of Chicago launched the CityKey last week, a three-in-one card that serves as a government-issued ID, Ventra smart card, and library card....

Presto may go mobile

Metrolinx (ON) announced plans to add mobile technology to the PRESTO fare payment system. The post Presto may go mobile appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

Pittsburgh drops plans for cashless payment on light rail

The Port Authority of Allegheny County canceled plans for cashless payment on light rail, citing concerns about rider convenience, cost, and enforcement. The post Pittsburgh...

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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...

New intercity rail service launches in Connecticut

TASI/ACI has begun operations for CTrail Hartford Line, a new intercity rail service between New Haven, Conn. And Springfield, Mass.“TASI/ACI is proud to provide...

Alstom to supply 38 Citadis trams for German operator

Alstom signed a contract worth around $115 million with Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main (VGF), the transport operator in Frankfurt, Germany, for the supply...