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Travel & Public Transit

Tech Trends: Promoting transit in L.A. with parking-guidance technology

June 17, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has spent a great deal of time and money establishing a world-class transportation system that features 165 bus routes covering nearly 1,500 square miles and 93 Metro stations serving almost 100 […]


Travel & Public Transit

Bombardier safety system to prevent light rail collision, overspeed

June 12, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Bombardier Transportation unveiled its new safety system for urban light rail vehicles at the UITP Global Public Transportation Summit in Stockholm. Called COMPAS (Collision and Overspeed Monitoring and Prevention Assistance System), the technology was developed in cooperation with Bombardier Transportation’s […]


Travel & Public Transit

New York City Transit to modernize service status notices

June 4, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide more transparent and useful information to the riding public, MTA New York City Transit’s “Service Status” notices on its website and on other channels will provide a much deeper level of detail, […]


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How Microtransit Can Help Solve Slowing Ridership

June 3, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

We face enormous challenges in transportation. Our infrastructure is overloaded, while traffic and congestion continue to balloon. In the U.S., transportation has become the No. 1 cause of greenhouse-gas emissions. We need to do better, and it starts with improving […]


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New York Transit Edges Into a Future Without MetroCards

May 31, 2019

Via: Wired

As any New Yorker knows, the proper way to swipe a MetroCard to get into the subway system—the timing, the speed, the downward pressure—is tricky, but possible to master. The successful MetroCard swipe separates the tourist from the hardened commuter, […]


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L.A. Metro FY20 balanced budget includes $587M increase

May 24, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) board of directors approved a $7.2-billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) following a recent public hearing and extensive public outreach and input. The adopted budget represents an 8.9% increase from the […]


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King County Metro launches first-ever recruitment for full-time transit operators

May 17, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Seattle’s King County Metro is launching a one-week recruiting effort for transit operators, marking the first time in decades that Metro has opened the door to any aspiring operator to apply for full-time work holding a current Class A or […]


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Income affects bus ridership in bad weather, study finds

May 14, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Temperature extremes and heavy rain reduce weekday bus ridership in Lane County, Oregon, except in low-income neighborhoods where residents have few alternatives for transportation, according to a University of Oregon study. When broken down, subtleties in the findings may help […]


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Uber customers in Denver can now buy train and bus tickets in the app

May 2, 2019

Via: The Verge

Uber has announced that it will begin selling train and bus tickets through its app for its customers in Denver, Colorado. It’s the first step in the ride-hailing giant’s high-stakes quest to become the de facto smartphone app for all […]


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MBTA to overhaul 27 more Commuter Rail locomotives

May 1, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Boston MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board voted to exercise a contract option to initiate the overhaul of 27 additional Commuter Rail locomotives. Under an existing contract, the MBTA is in the process of overhauling 10 F40 models of the […]