Monday, January 25, 2021

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...

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...

MTA to check accuracy of countdown clocks

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) will test the countdown clocks on lettered subway lines after customer complaints about accuracy. The post MTA to check accuracy...

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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Sustainable Resolutions for a New Year

Looking toward a better 2021. With such a difficult year behind us, it feels impossible to make resolutions fearing they may jinx an already chaotic...

The Scenic Route is getting a makeover

Back in early 2016, we launched the Scenic Route website, a new interactive guide to help transportation professionals collaborate with artists and to introduce...

RELEASE: The emergency funding for transit and Amtrak is good but not enough

Late Monday evening, Congress passed appropriations for fiscal year 2021 that included $908 billion in a supplemental COVID-19 relief package. Transportation for America and...

Over 160 elected officials and organizations support fundamental changes to the federal transportation program

Over 160 elected officials and organizations urge Congress to prioritize maintenance, safety over speed, and access to jobs and services in the next long-term...