Thursday, October 1, 2020

BART cracks down on scofflaws but few pay their fines

Bay Area Rapid Transit issued about 1,300 citations in the first two months of its crackdown on fare evasion, but only about 100 scofflaws...

Some question WMATA’s cash-free bus test

WMATA will try to speed up service on a limited-stop route by banning cash payments, but some worry about the impacts on low-income and...

WMATA to test cashless payment on express bus

WMATA try to speed up a limited-stop bus route by requiring all passengers to pay their fare with a smart card. The pilot test...

TransLink and Visa rethink plans for Morgan Freeman to voice ad campaign

Both TransLink and Visa suspended a proposed ad campaign with actor Morgan Freeman intended to promote the agency's new tap-to-pay program. The post TransLink and...

DART launches flexible services

DART is introducing flexible transit options, including trip planning and ticketing via upgraded mobile application, microtransit, and dynamic carpooling. The post DART launches flexible...

MBTA says state proposal could cut advertising revenues

The MBTA says a state proposal could hurt advertising revenue by requiring local approval for outdoor ads, including digital ads on station entrances. The post...

Chicago launches CityKey program

The City of Chicago launched the CityKey last week, a three-in-one card that serves as a government-issued ID, Ventra smart card, and library card....

Presto may go mobile

Metrolinx (ON) announced plans to add mobile technology to the PRESTO fare payment system. The post Presto may go mobile appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

Pittsburgh drops plans for cashless payment on light rail

The Port Authority of Allegheny County canceled plans for cashless payment on light rail, citing concerns about rider convenience, cost, and enforcement. The post Pittsburgh...

Half of London rail trips use contactless payment

Riders are using contactless payment cards or mobile devices for half of all Transport for London (UK) Tube and rail pay-as-you-go trips. The post Half...

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