Thursday, February 25, 2021

Bridj to relaunch in Australia

Bridj may make a comeback in Sydney after the on-demand transportation company was acquired by an Australian transit operator. The post Bridj to relaunch in...

Florida community to run autonomous shuttles

A new town currently under construction in southwest Florida will start running autonomous shuttles next month.Babcock Ranch will offer its 50,000 residents an array of...

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...

Port Authority adds tech upgrades for bus and rail customers

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been busy. First, the authority activated WiFi service throughout the public and gate areas of...

UTA launches mobile payment app

Utah Transit Authority riders can now skip the ticket line and use their smart phones to buy their fares.The UTA GoRide mobile ticketing application enables customers...

New tool measures mobility based on address

TransitScreen, which provides real-time information displays for near-by transportation options, has launched a tool to measure local mobility for any address in the U.S. or Canada.MobilityScore...

Citymapper tests shared-taxi service in London

Uber may soon be out of the picture, but Londoners have another transportation option.Transit mobile application Citymapper is teaming with Gett, the UK’s black cab booking...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed last week: MTA etiquette campaign is not working for some, Las Vegas outfits bus for public engagement, and...

Google expands crowdsourcing to add accessibility info to maps

Google is turning to its users to help update the accessibility information in its Maps feature.Google Maps already indicates if a location is wheelchair...

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The Generating Resilient, Environmentally Exceptional National (GREEN) Streets Act re-introduced in the Senate today

Today, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE), and Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) re-introduced a bill that would measure and reduce greenhouse gas...

Hey #TeamPete, here’s how you can advance sustainable and equitable transportation policy

Former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s appointment as Secretary of Transportation has brought some much-needed attention to this important department— especially from Pete’s former presidential...

Over 75 organizations and elected officials want the greenhouse gas performance measure reinstated

Reducing transportation emissions is necessary to slow down climate change. Which is why in less than a week, over 75 organizations and elected officials...

Release: Over 100 elected officials, cities, and organizations support $39.3 billion for transit

Over 100 elected officials, cities and organizations urge Congress to provide $39.3 billion in emergency funding for public transportation to preserve transit service through...