Thursday, November 14, 2019

CTA expands real-time information for riders

The Chicago Transit Authority (IL) is increasing the real-time service information provided to customers on its network of digital advertising screens. The post CTA expands...

Capital Metro tests app to provide real-time info to blind riders

Capital Metro (TX) is testing a program that uses beacons to to provide real-time bus info and service alerts to riders who are blind...

Rhode Island may silence talking buses

Rhode Island legislators filed a bill requiring RIPTA to silence "talking buses" in residential areas after Newport constituents complained about the noise. The post Rhode...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: New safety app for St. Louis transit riders, more MTA countdown clocks, and partnership for autonomous bus technology. The...

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New York MTA names new chief transformation officer

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) named Anthony McCord as its chief transformation officer as the authority undergoes a historic reorganization to improve service...

LADOT orders 130 BYD battery-electric buses

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation ordered 130 BYD battery-electric K7Mbuses — the largest single order of battery-electric buses to date in the U.S. The...

Public transit investment in large metro areas reap a better return, study finds

The research analyzed data collected from 48 metropolitan areas in the U.S., including New York, Boston, Minneapolis, and Atlanta. Janna Starcic Public transportation investments in large...

Report finds on-demand transportation can boost public transit usage

For the report, “On-Demand Transit Can Unlock Urban Mobility,” the BCG researchers analyzed four services, including Arlington On-Demand. Via On-demand transportation programs offer an effective way...