Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Weekend round-up

ICYMI: It's all about the fares -- BART delays hiring enforcement officers, NJ TRANSIT plans upgrade, and MTA starts testing next year. The post Weekend...

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...

Technology improves mobility for blind transit riders

Technology is making it easier for visually impaired customers to access transit, including Bluetooth beacons, crowdsourcing, and connected devices. The post Technology improves mobility...

TriMet and Google launch virtual transit farecard

TriMet (OR) and Google are teaming up to make the Hop Fastpass available in Android Pay. The post TriMet and Google launch virtual transit farecard...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: New safety app for St. Louis transit riders, more MTA countdown clocks, and partnership for autonomous bus technology. The...

New York MTA’s Incoming Fare Payment System Sparks Security, Privacy Concerns

For over twenty years, New Yorkers have swiped the iconic MetroCard to pay their transit fares and board trains and buses. Last month, however,...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Drone Integration Pilot Program

On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao unveiled the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, a new federal initiative to...

Toronto researchers develop app to collect travel data

Researchers at the University of Toronto (ON) launched a mobile application called City Logger that collects travel data to support planning and funding decisions.The university...

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...

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

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