Sunday, March 7, 2021

WMATA completes underground WiFi rollout

Free customer WiFi is now available at all WMATA underground rail stations. The post WMATA completes underground WiFi rollout appeared first on TheTransitWire.com.

Skeptics question proposed Chicago Express Loop

Skeptics are asking questions about Elon Musk's proposed project to build a high-speed transit link between O'Hare Airport and downtown. The post Skeptics question proposed...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: SFMTA commits to an all-electric fleet, Elon Musk promises rides for a buck, and Lyft teams up with...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: Elon Musk keeps digging under LA, NJ TRANSIT adds surveillance cameras to rail, and RIPTA gets funds for...

MTA announces genius challenge winners

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced eight winners of the MTA Genius Transit Challenge last week. The post MTA announces genius challenge winners appeared first...

Elon Musk wants to tunnel under Los Angeles

The Boring Company wants to build a tunnel under Los Angeles for a privately funded futuristic high-speed public transportation service. The post Elon Musk wants...

Hyperloop to start digging tunnel in Maryland

The state of Maryland has given Hyperloop pioneer Elon Musk approval to dig about 10 miles of tunnel for a proposed Hyperloop route between...

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