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Calif.'s Omnitrans introduces Token Transit mobile fare payment app

Bus| August 21, 2017

The transit agency expects that as customers switch from traditional paper passes to mobile fares, it will be able to save on printing and outlet distribution costs. 

Deadline extended for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Management & Operations| May 22, 2017

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Sustainability| May 18, 2017

Laketran opens $1.6M propane autogas fueling station, new buses

The three-phase capital project included engineering, construction of the fueling station, and installation of indoor propane detectors for safety inside Laketran’s 122,000 square foot vehicle storage and maintenance area.

Management & Operations| February 13, 2017

MBTA outsource plan could save $65 million

The recommendations, which could affect hundreds of workers, are part of an internal report produced consultants hired by the agency.

Rail| October 4, 2016

Dubai RTA begins using 3D printer to create parts for rail system

The technology would enable RTA to keep the Dubai metro assets in service longer while driving down the cost of parts and in turn passing this saving back to the customer, the agency reported.

Rail| September 7, 2016

Flywheel tech on light rail, sees cost savings of 11%, study says

University of of Alberta professors calculated that the use of flywheel technology to assist light rail transit in Edmonton, Alberta, would produce energy savings of 31% and cost savings of 11%.

Accessibility| July 21, 2016

DC Metro moves ahead with plan to use Uber, Lyft for paratransit services

Metro plans to issue an RFP to take over the service in September, with the intent to have the system in place by spring 2017. The pilot program will be for users in the Maryland suburbs, where two-thirds of MetroAccess customers live.

Accessibility| February 22, 2016

TTC wants to integrate paratransit with regular service

The strategy is meant to stem the unsustainable demand and cost of Wheel-Trans, and free some riders from the constraints of advance booking and restrictions on when they travel.

Accessibility| November 30, 2015

MBTA may partner with Uber, Lyft for paratransit

MBTA is running a six-month pilot program for 124 patrons with disabilities allowing them to pay for private taxis using an MBTA debit card, which they may expand for use on other ride-hailing platforms.

Rail| January 27, 2015

Video: BART bids farewell to old wool seats

Watch as the final wool seats are removed from a Bay Area Rapid Transit District train car and customers say their goodbyes. BART has now changed every seat on every train car –all 669 of them-  replacing the wool material with easy-to-clean vinyl.

BART utility workers yanked out the last grimy seat on December 30, 2014 and replaced it with pristine vinyl under the watchful eyes of a few interested reporters and to the delight of tens of thousands of BART riders.


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