Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Weekend round-up

ICYMI: SEPTA asks riders to name new announcer, critics find alternatives to Dodger Stadium tunnel, and Transit app adds crowdsourced info. The post Weekend round-up...

SFMTA introduces interactive projects map

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency launched a new feature on its website to keep the public informed about local transportation projects. The post SFMTA...

Tommy Chong? Edmontonians want their own celeb transit voice

A petition is urging the Edmonton Transit System to ask comedian and native son Tommy Chong to voice public service announcements for the agency. The...

Seth Rogen to voice announcements for TransLink

Vancouver native and actor Seth Rogen will serve as a guest announcer for TransLink (BC). The post Seth Rogen to voice announcements for TransLink appeared...

New Haven launches app for paratransit services

Greater New Haven Transit District launched a mobile app and web portal for riders to request and manage ADA paratransit trips and track their...

MTA launches new website and mobile app

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) is seeking feedback on its updated website and new mobile application. The post MTA launches new website and mobile app...

MTA welcomes spike in social media callouts

The Metropolitan Transportation Agency welcomed the dramatic increase in mentions on social media, saying the posts provide valuable feedback. The post MTA welcomes spike in...

NYC Transit to change delay reporting

MTA New York City Transit (NY) is changing the way it tracks and reports delay statistics. The post NYC Transit to change delay reporting appeared...

TfL to test automatic passenger counts on buses

Transport for London (UK) will test several automatic passenger counting techniques to better understand bus usage in real time. The post TfL to test automatic...

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...

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