Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Marin Transit launches microtransit pilot

Marin Transit (CA) launched Marin Transit Connect, an on-demand service operated by ride-hailing company Via. The post Marin Transit launches microtransit pilot appeared first on...

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...

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...

Norwalk explores microtransit option

The Norwalk Transit District (CT) is negotiating with the Ford Motor Company to test an on-demand microtransit service. The post Norwalk explores microtransit option appeared...

Problems plague BYD electric buses

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times found substantial problems with BYD electric buses in use at LA Metro and elsewhere. The post Problems plague...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: SFMTA commits to an all-electric fleet, Elon Musk promises rides for a buck, and Lyft teams up with...

Detroit to test new mobility options

A public-private partnership is testing a set of 10 mobility options for Detroit (MI). The post Detroit to test new mobility options appeared first on...

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...

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