Thursday, October 1, 2020

SEPTA finds glitch on bus card readers

SEPTA is working to address a glitch that leads to failures on Key card readers on buses. The post SEPTA finds glitch on...

Phoenix teams up with Lyft for first- and last-mile services

The City of Phoenix (AZ) has teamed up with Lyft to provide discounted rides to bus stops in parts of the city. The post Phoenix...

MTA issues special MetroCards from artist Barbara Kruger

The MTA issued 50,000 limited-edition MetroCards that display provocative questions from artist Barbara Kruger in her distinctive lettering style. The post MTA issues special MetroCards...

Weekend round-up

ICYMI: MBTA and Cleveland encounter glitches with fare enforcement and Transit app makes it easier for customers to book and pay for Uber trips....

Chicago mayor seeks taxi improvements

Chicago's mayor wants to allow city taxis to accept ride requests via mobile applications and to charge surge pricing during periods of peak demand....

Adelaide Metro tests mobile payment options

The South Australia Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure is testing two mobile payment options for possible use on Adelaide Metro. The post Adelaide Metro...

Good-bye Charlie: MBTA to develop new fare system

The MBTA awarded a multi-year contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to design, implement, and maintain an automated fare collection system. The post Good-bye Charlie: MBTA...

Advocates question the impact of MBTA cashless boarding

Advocates raise concerns that the MBTA's plan to eliminate on-board cash payments will adversely affect some riders. The post Advocates question the impact of MBTA...

Weekend round-up

ICYMI: NJ Transit introduces severe weather info, Manly Fast Ferry gets mobile ticketing, and Colorado celebrates connected and autonomous vehicles. The post Weekend round-up...

Metrolinx issues new PRESTO privacy policy

Metrolinx (ON) has adopted a new privacy policy for its PRESTO card after the Toronto Star reported that the agency shared rider travel data...

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