4 Chicago-area boards should become one like N.Y., study says

A consultant recommended that a New York City-like transit structure should replace the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace boards with one board driven by a “regional” focus rather than parochial concerns.

S.F. Muni ridership up over 2-year span

The national increase for calendar years 2011 and 2012 was just under 4%. Along with the growing economy, several major initiatives by the agency coincided with this increase.

VIA San Antonio app honored with regional award

Won the South West Transit Association’s Hit the Spot award for its launch of a mobile application for smartphones earlier this year. “Go via VIA,” which provides riders with access to core tools, such as real-time bus arrival information and trip planning, won first place in the Social Media category.

New OCTA Web page offers transit apps

The OCTA App Center showcases mobile and web apps packed with information about the transit system, making it easier for new and existing customers to determine schedules and plan trips. The page currently displays 15 free and paid apps for both Android and Apple iPhone.

AC Transit strike averted, BART still in talks

Gov. Jerry Brown called for a strike delay for AC Transit, which will thwart a walkout by bus operators and mechanics. Meanwhile, union officials called off a scheduled strike Wednesday evening and trains are running on schedule.

Helsinki launches custom bus service app

Kutsuplus gives riders more flexibility than traditional transit at a price that’s more affordable than a taxi. Through an app, the service lets users register and set up a trip 'wallet,' then choose pick up and destination spots based on city addresses or pre-existing stops.

Q'Straint introduces Quantum wheelchair securement system

The new product was developed by combining transportation insight, intelligent technology and a pioneering new approach to securement.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation