Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Weekend round-up

ICYMI: SEPTA asks riders to name new announcer, critics find alternatives to Dodger Stadium tunnel, and Transit app adds crowdsourced info. The post Weekend round-up...

MTA to tackle bus bunching

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) is declaring war on bus bunching. The post MTA to tackle bus bunching appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

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...

New Haven launches app for paratransit services

Greater New Haven Transit District launched a mobile app and web portal for riders to request and manage ADA paratransit trips and track their...

MTA launches new website and mobile app

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) is seeking feedback on its updated website and new mobile application. The post MTA launches new website and mobile app...

TfL to test automatic passenger counts on buses

Transport for London (UK) will test several automatic passenger counting techniques to better understand bus usage in real time. The post TfL to test automatic...

LIRR plans upgrades to station countdown clocks

LIRR has installed countdown clocks in its stations and is in the process of deploying GPS across its fleet. The post LIRR plans upgrades to...

Sydney provides real-time info on train crowding

Mobile applications now display real-time information from Sydney Trains (NSW) on occupancy so passengers can improve their odds of getting a seat. The post Sydney...

MBTA improves accuracy of subway arrivals

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced an improvement to subway arrival prediction times on its website and select mobile applications. The post MBTA improves...

Alexa, where’s my bus?

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (CA) has integrated real-time transit information and traffic conditions with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. The post Alexa, where’s my...

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