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NJ TRANSIT to begin $55M station redesign

Rail| January 13, 2015

The design of the station includes a two-story station building with a street-level ticket office, waiting room and vendor space.

New app provides trip info for 11 Seattle agencies

Management & Operations| January 13, 2015

Puget Sound Trip Planner app—available for Apple and Android mobile devices—allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars and water taxis

Accessibility| January 12, 2015

Calgary Transit now 100% accessible

The fully accessible fleet means not only passengers in wheelchairs, but elderly transit riders, injured men and women on crutches, and people pushing strollers will easily be able to board a bus without relying on assistance from the driver or struggling up stairs.

Accessibility| January 12, 2015

New app will help blind navigate MBTA rail system

The agency has helped fund the creation of PERCEPT — an indoor navigation system that one day will allow users to make their way through a rail station by listening to step-by-step directions on their smartphones, which lead them to electronic sensors or “tags” throughout the building.

Accessibility| January 12, 2015

Could Uber take over some San Francisco paratransit services?

The move could possibly open direct competition between taxis and Uber in the realm of wheelchair transit. But the sector is far from profitable, and that has raised the concern of taxi officials.

Management & Operations| January 9, 2015

D.C. Metro appoints Requa to interim GM/CEO post

The agency's board also commended the extraordinary service of current GM/CEO Richard Sarles to Metro since 2010.

Bus| January 9, 2015

Do transit shelter heat lamps keep you warm?

The lamps should heat skin and bring up the body's core temperature a bit, but they might be hindered by riders' heavy clothing.

Management & Operations| January 9, 2015

MV Transportation names new CEO

Brian Kibby is the former president of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a leading innovator in the development of 21st century learning solutions for postsecondary and higher education markets worldwide.

Rail| January 9, 2015

Houston Metro adds 6 light railcars

More than 30 additional railcars are on the way and will be here in the weeks leading up to the April opening of two new Metro rail lines. The railcars, which were part of a $153 million contract with CAF USA, were delivered eight months late.

Bus| January 9, 2015

Detroit DOT unveils 7 new buses

Two federal grants totaling $38 million are paying for the buses, 31 of which will have arrived by the end of February, with an additional 49 expected to arrive beginning in April, according to the city. The first seven new buses, which will have security cameras installed, are expected to be in service in the next two weeks.

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