Wednesday, October 27, 2021

New Haven launches app for paratransit services

Greater New Haven Transit District launched a mobile app and web portal for riders to request and manage ADA paratransit trips and track their...

LA Metro selects stations for mobility-on-demand pilot

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) will partner with ride-hailing company Via to test a new option for accessing Metro stations this...

MTA launches new website and mobile app

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) is seeking feedback on its updated website and new mobile application. The post MTA launches new website and mobile app...

Feds order WMATA to fix barriers between rail cars

The FTA is requiring WMATA to upgrade the safety barriers between rail cars after a blind passenger fell onto the tracks last month. The post...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rider challenges TTC to improve info for hearing-impaired customers

A hearing-impaired customer is asking the Toronto Transit Commission (ON) to improve its communication with riders who have hearing loss. The post Rider challenges TTC...

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