Monday, April 12, 2021

Good-bye Charlie: MBTA to develop new fare system

The MBTA awarded a multi-year contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to design, implement, and maintain an automated fare collection system. The post Good-bye Charlie: MBTA...

Advocates question the impact of MBTA cashless boarding

Advocates raise concerns that the MBTA's plan to eliminate on-board cash payments will adversely affect some riders. The post Advocates question the impact of MBTA...

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...

TriMet and Google launch virtual transit farecard

TriMet (OR) and Google are teaming up to make the Hop Fastpass available in Android Pay. The post TriMet and Google launch virtual transit farecard...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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....

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