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Travel & Public Transit

Veovo unveils social distancing solution for passenger rail

May 27, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Veovo introduced its Passenger Density Management solution, designed to assist rail and metro operators in measuring, understanding, and managing crowd density to support social distancing. COVID-19 lockdowns have meant that train and rapid transit stations around the globe have seen […]


Travel & Public Transit

Detroit DOT to provide 20K masks to riders to protect drivers

April 10, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Mayor Duggan worked with Gov. Whitmer to secure the 20,000 masks for individuals that must leave their homes to handle essential business. DDOT In support of those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced […]


Travel & Public Transit

COVID-19 Crisis: 114 Cruise Ships Are in or near US Waters

April 6, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

According to the US Coast Guard, 73 cruise vessels, with 52,000 crew on board, are moored or anchored in US ports and anchorages. Another 41 cruise ships, with 41,000 crew members, are underway and still in the vicinity of the […]


Travel & Public Transit

TransLink adding tactile, braille signage at bus stops

December 9, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Vancouver’s TransLink is moving ahead with plans to implement a program benefiting customers who are blind or partially sighted. Beginning in 2020, tactile and braille signage will be installed at every bus stop, and tactile walking surface indicators (TWSI) at […]


Travel & Public Transit

Planning for Safety, Security in Public Transport

October 16, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

As domestic and international transportation venues experience crime and terrorism, concern for transportation security is growing across transportation and rail providers and stakeholders. To operate safely and securely, transit agencies must consider how these security threats and vulnerabilities manifest locally […]


Travel & Public Transit

Maryland resumes service on shuttered RailLink line

August 7, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

After stabilizing sections of eroded Light RailLink track in the Cold Spring Lane area and completing other scheduled work, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) are set to resume regular service beginning on Wednesday, between the […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Chicago set to launch Red-Purple Bypass construction this fall

August 1, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced construction for the Red-Purple Bypass is set to begin this fall, a major component of CTA’s Red Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project to rebuild the century-old rail system. The RPM Phase One project will […]


Travel & Public Transit

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 […]


Travel & Public Transit

Planning for Safety, Security in Public Transport

December 26, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

As domestic and international transportation venues experience crime and terrorism, concern for transportation security is growing across transportation and rail providers and stakeholders. To operate safely and securely, transit agencies must consider how these security threats and vulnerabilities manifest locally […]


Travel & Public Transit

L.A. Metro breaks ground on improvements project

October 15, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) broke ground on the Metro Orange Line Improvements Project, which will improve bus speeds and safety, and prepare the bus rapid transit line in the San Fernando Valley for a future conversion […]