WMATA to go wireless
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will grant companies the right to install wireless Internet access at bus stops, tunnels and other locations to provide passengers up-to-the-minute information on trains and buses. WMATA’s plan, which also includes selling broadcast rights in its trains and buses, is also expected to make them more appealing to advertisers and increase its ad sales “seven-fold.” For the full story, click here.
26 Northern California agencies spare the air
SAN FRANCISCO — With predicted hot weather and stagnant air expected to cause smog in the Bay Area today, 26 transit agencies, including BART, Muni, AC Transit and Caltrain, will offer free rides to citizens as part of a regional effort to avoid exceeding state and federal smog limits. This will be the fifth time this year that a “Spare the Air Day” has been declared in the area. For the full story, click here.
California transit authority closes
LOS ANGELES — The San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority has closed its doors months after becoming part of the criminal probe into the crash of a rare Ferrari in Malibu, Calif. Local authorities are interested in finding out how and why the tiny transit authority created the police force, which attempted to interfere with its investigation. For the full story, click here.