Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: Elon Musk keeps digging under LA, NJ TRANSIT adds surveillance cameras to rail, and RIPTA gets funds for...

Amtrak tests system to detect suicide bombers

Amtrak police tested technology in Union Station (DC) designed to detect hidden explosives or weapons. The post Amtrak tests system to detect suicide bombers appeared...

BART expands carpool parking program

BART has expanded its guaranteed parking program for customers who carpool with the Scoop mobile app. The post BART expands carpool parking program appeared first...

LA Metro teams up with TSA to test rider screening

LA Metro and TSA tested passenger screening technology designed to detect suicide vests and other concealed weapons in a busy transportation environment. The post LA...

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...

TSA tests system to detect suicide bombers on transit

The TSA is working with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) to test a system to detect suicide bombers on transit. The...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: Via will provide first-/last-mile connections for LA Metro and Muni's real-time information signs flicker briefly to life. The...

RTC Washoe gets green light for audio recordings

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (NV) received the go-ahead to record audio conversations along with video surveillance on RTC buses despite objections...

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