Monday, April 12, 2021

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New York MTA to Scrap Iconic MetroCard

Say goodbye to New York’s yellow, bendable, unmistakable MetroCard, which riders have used to swipe through subway turnstiles and board buses for over 20...

SEPTA finds glitch on bus card readers

SEPTA is working to address a glitch that leads to failures on Key card readers on buses. The post SEPTA finds glitch on...

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