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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...

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...

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...

Vancouver police find skimmers on fare vending machines

Metro Vancouver Transit Police found credit card skimmers at three Compass Card vending machines along the TransLink (BC) Canada Line. The post Vancouver police find...

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Unsafe streets in marginalized communities leads to inequitable traffic enforcement

Equitable enforcement of traffic rules is a major national discussion. But under-discussed is the role dangerously-designed streets play in putting Black and brown people...

It’s go time: Launching our Month of Action

With Congress writing long-term transportation policy this month, we need to make sure that this bill doesn’t continue the broken status quo. We need...

House-passed COVID relief bill increases emergency funding for transit construction grants

Local governments’ budgets have been decimated by the pandemic. Yet the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program—the main federal program for funding new transit construction—counts...

The CDC needs to do more to show the public that transit is safe

Public transit is one of the safest indoor spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic for a plethora of reasons. But the perception of transit’s safety...