Texas transit agencies unveil mobile ticketing app

Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Fort Worth Transportation Authority, and Denton County Transportation Authority will make GoPass available starting Sept. 16. In recent years, the three agencies have collaborated to improve payment options for customers by issuing a common regional pass and deploying ticket vending machines that accept credit/debit cards.

MARTA launches rider conduct policy

Under “Ride with Respect,” prohibited activities include solicitation; selling goods or services; loud music; spitting; littering; eating on transit vehicles; and fighting. The agency is also increasing its police presence, adding security cameras to vehicles and made available to customers an app to report problems.

Winnebago debuts new vehicles at BusCon

The vehicle features a one-piece fiberglass roof, a fully welded, tubular steel framework, high-gloss fiberglass sidewalls and exclusive frame-less windows that offer exceptional performance and reduced long-term maintenance.

Get the latest BusCon updates on social media

METRO Magazine’s Facebook and Twitter pages will feature the latest news from North America's Biggest Bus Show from Sept. 10 through 11. Post photos and updates on Facebook and Twitter using #BusCon13 so others can keep up with the latest happenings, too.

Task force appointed to reform Chicago area transit network

Gov. Pat Quinn asked the group to develop ways to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse at the CTA, Metra and Pace, as well as the oversight agency, the Regional Transportation Authority, and to streamline overall system operations.

RTC Southern Nevada opens university transit center

The agency also launched a new student transit pass program and the pilot for a contactless fare payment system.

Rural Colo. BRT line opens

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s VelociRFTA is the first rural BRT line in the nation.

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