Thursday, February 25, 2021

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...

A month in the life of NJ Transit commuters

NJ TRANSIT riders are not shy about sharing their commuting stories online.  Many turn to Twitter to express their frustrations. A few of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hyperloop to start digging tunnel in Maryland

The state of Maryland has given Hyperloop pioneer Elon Musk approval to dig about 10 miles of tunnel for a proposed Hyperloop route between...

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