Friday, February 26, 2021

BART may replace fare gates

Bay Area Rapid Transit (CA) may replace 600 fare gates to address widespread fare evasion. The post BART may replace fare gates appeared first on...

LA Metro buys scanners to detect explosives

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) has purchased several devices to screen passengers for weapons and explosive devices. The post LA Metro buys...

Former MTA exec accused in iPhone scheme

A former Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) official allegedly used thousands of dollars in agency funds to purchase iPhones, which he then resold. The post Former...

Audit finds faulty wiring in WMATA railcars

WMATA will replace the faulty wiring on its 7000-series railcars after an internal audit found defects in the manufacturing process. The post Audit finds faulty...

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...

Audit highlights WMATA cybersecurity risks

WMATA (DC) officials plan to improve cybersecurity after an internal report concluded that the agency was vulnerable to hacks. The post Audit highlights WMATA cybersecurity...

NJ Transit seeks extension for PTC deadline

NJ TRANSIT will not meet the December 31, 2018, deadline to install positive train control and will seek an extension of up to two...

Feds order WMATA to fix barriers between rail cars

The FTA is requiring WMATA to upgrade the safety barriers between rail cars after a blind passenger fell onto the tracks last month. The post...

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...

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...

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