Friday, March 5, 2021

MTA works with Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings

The MTA is working with mobile application Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The post...

LIRR plans upgrades to station countdown clocks

LIRR has installed countdown clocks in its stations and is in the process of deploying GPS across its fleet. The post LIRR plans upgrades to...

UK researchers know the best spot to wait for train

UK researchers have developed a system that gives individuals precise information on the best place to stand on the platform before their train arrives. The...

BART and Caltrain to install WiFi

Both BART and Caltrain are working to install WiFi in their respective rail systems, but the process will take years. The post BART and...

Caltrain to launch mobile ticketing

Caltrain (CA) will launch a mobile ticketing application on February 10. The post Caltrain to launch mobile ticketing appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

SEPTA updates mobile app

SEPTA launched an updated version of its official mobile application that includes real-time updates for Regional Rail. The post SEPTA updates mobile app appeared first...

Nashville Mayor Reveals Bold, Multibillion Dollar Transit Plan

Earlier this week, roughly one year before her city hosts the 2018 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo, Mayor Megan Barry of Nashville, Tennessee...

TfL tests system to display crowding info

Transport for London (UK) is testing software to share information with passengers about Overground train crowding in real time. The post TfL tests system to...

MTA tests contactless payment

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) is testing a contactless payment option for commuter rail riders who are transferring to the subway. Long Island Rail Road...

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