Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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...

Website helps older Floridians find travel options

FDOT and the University of Florida created a multimodal travel website with information for the state's 67 counties, focusing on the needs of seniors....

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...

TTC tests beacon technology for low-vision riders

The Toronto Transit Commission (ON) is testing beacon technology at St. Clair Station to improve access for customers with low vision. The post TTC tests...

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Colo.'s Roaring Fork adding 8 New Flyer CHARGE electric buses

The order includes the zero-emission buses as well as four ABB 150 kWh depot chargers purchased from New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions. Aspen, Colo.’s Roaring Fork...

NY MTA mounted-camera program begins issuing bus lane violations

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said its 60-day warning period for bus lane blockers on the M15 Select Bus Service route has now...

TransLink adding tactile, braille signage at bus stops

Vancouver’s TransLink is moving ahead with plans to implement a program benefiting customers who are blind or partially sighted. Beginning in 2020, tactile and...

NTSB makes 22 safety recs to improve bicycle safety

The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) report on bicyclist safety contained 22 safety recommendations addressing issues including roadway and intersection design, collision avoidance technology,...