Friday, February 26, 2021

Springfield police get access to Union Station cameras

More than 250 surveillance cameras in Union Station (MA) are now connected to the Springfield Police Department before the city's new casino opens. The...

MBTA worker accused of stealing $80K from fareboxes

A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority worker was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $80,000 from the fareboxes he was responsible for fixing. The post MBTA...

Chicago bomb-sniffing dog is a social media star

A bomb-sniffing police dog in Chicago keeps the CTA safe by day and is an Instagram star by night. The post Chicago bomb-sniffing dog is...

St. Louis makes safety app available to riders

Metro Transit (MO) in St. Louis is making the SafeTrek mobile safety app available to its customers for a year at no cost. The post...

Winnipeg cops ride buses to catch distracted drivers

Police officers rode selected Winnipeg Transit (MB) buses last week to crack down on distracted driving on the city's streets. The post Winnipeg cops ride...

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...

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...

SEPTA uses drones to patrol tracks

SEPTA is using a drone to patrol its rail tracks in response to growing concerns about terrorist attacks against the U.S. rail system. The...

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....

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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...