Wednesday, May 12, 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...

WMATA honors Caps with commemorative smart card

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is issuing a commemorative SmarTrip card to honor the Washington Capitals for winning the Stanley Cup. The post...

Some question WMATA’s cash-free bus test

WMATA will try to speed up service on a limited-stop route by banning cash payments, but some worry about the impacts on low-income and...

WMATA to test cashless payment on express bus

WMATA try to speed up a limited-stop bus route by requiring all passengers to pay their fare with a smart card. The pilot test...

DART launches flexible services

DART is introducing flexible transit options, including trip planning and ticketing via upgraded mobile application, microtransit, and dynamic carpooling. The post DART launches flexible...

Chicago launches CityKey program

The City of Chicago launched the CityKey last week, a three-in-one card that serves as a government-issued ID, Ventra smart card, and library card....

Presto may go mobile

Metrolinx (ON) announced plans to add mobile technology to the PRESTO fare payment system. The post Presto may go mobile appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

Pittsburgh drops plans for cashless payment on light rail

The Port Authority of Allegheny County canceled plans for cashless payment on light rail, citing concerns about rider convenience, cost, and enforcement. The post Pittsburgh...

WMATA moves toward mobile payment option

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (DC) is moving forward with plans to launch a mobile payment option by 2019. The post WMATA moves toward...

SEPTA’s long goodbye to tokens

As SEPTA phases out tokens as part of the transition to the SEPTA Key smart card, commuters are suddenly waxing nostalgic. The post SEPTA’s long...

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