Monday, February 24, 2020

Counting scofflaws in bus and bike lanes

A NYC computer programmer developed an algorithm to document the number of vehicles blocking bus and bike lanes on a city block. The post Counting...

VTA uses cameras to collect tech shuttle data

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is using cameras to track corporate shuttles after local business groups declined to share data. The post VTA uses...

LA council approves car-sharing program

The Los Angeles City Council approved a pilot program for fixed-space and point-to-point car-sharing. The post LA council approves car-sharing program appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

Elon Musk wants to tunnel under Los Angeles

The Boring Company wants to build a tunnel under Los Angeles for a privately funded futuristic high-speed public transportation service. The post Elon Musk wants...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed last week: Elon Musk doesn't like transit, Ventra cards get a new look, and Metrorail customers get more...

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...

Boston developer pushes gondola for seaport access

A private developer with interests in Boston's Seaport District is promoting a gondola to provide transportation connections to this part of the city. The...

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 launches subway performance dashboard

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) launched an online dashboard providing performance metrics across the subway system as part of New York City Transit’s Subway Action...

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...

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