Monday, April 12, 2021

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: New safety app for St. Louis transit riders, more MTA countdown clocks, and partnership for autonomous bus technology. The...

MTA tests contactless payment

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) is testing a contactless payment option for commuter rail riders who are transferring to the subway. Long Island Rail Road...

Caltrain to launch mobile ticketing

Caltrain (CA) will launch a mobile ticketing application on February 10. The post Caltrain to launch mobile ticketing appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

TfL to provide 4G coverage in Tube system

After a successful trial, Transport for London (UK) will move forward with plans to provide 4G mobile coverage throughout the Tube system in 2019. The...

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...

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...

Tampa Bay agencies invite riders to join the Flamingo flock

In Florida, HART and PSTA are seeking beta testers for the Flamingo Fares mobile ticketing app. The post Tampa Bay agencies invite riders to...

Technology improves mobility for blind transit riders

Technology is making it easier for visually impaired customers to access transit, including Bluetooth beacons, crowdsourcing, and connected devices. The post Technology improves mobility...

Houston tests beacons to help blind riders

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (TX) is testing Bluetooth beacons to help visually impaired riders locate bus stops more easily. The post Houston...

LA Metro selects stations for mobility-on-demand pilot

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) will partner with ride-hailing company Via to test a new option for accessing Metro stations this...

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