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San Francisco, Globe Sherpa team for mobile payment app

Management & Operations| January 6, 2015

Users will be able to store a debit or credit card or use PayPal to purchase tickets anytime and anywhere. GlobeSherpa also will provide SFMTA Transit Fare Inspectors with a new enforcement application to verify mobile fares using a separate hand-held mobile device.

MBTA lands $996M fed grant for Green Line extension

Rail| January 6, 2015

The 4.7-mile light rail extension will extend existing MBTA Green Line service from a relocated Lechmere Station in East Cambridge to Union Square in Somerville and College Avenue in Medford.

University| January 5, 2015

Champaign-Urbana's MTD names new COO

Bryan Smith formerly worked at the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority in Kent, Ohio. The agency is the public transportation provider for Portage County and Kent State University.

University| January 5, 2015

Community celebrates life of Duke U. driver

Vincent Orlando Davis, who had worked as a driver for Duke University Transit for about the past two years, was killed Dec. 22 in a crash near Duke’s campus, when an 18-year-old man hit a Duke passenger van that Davis was driving.

University| January 5, 2015

Drexel students vying to design Disney-themed transport system

The students will present their idea for the future of Sydney, Australia to a panel of judges in hopes of taking home a $3,000 first-place prize and the opportunity to intern at Walt Disney Imagineering – the creative design team behind those world-famous theme parks and attractions.

University| January 5, 2015

Sonoma County college students to ride buses for free

The program is funded by the Sonoma County general fund and will assist the Supervisors and Sonoma County Transit in determining the affect a free fare program has on ridership, traffic reduction near college campuses and community response to the program.

Bus| December 31, 2014

Seattle driver will not face criminal charges in fatal crash

Prosecutors said there is insufficient evidence to file vehicular-homicide charges against Aleksandr Rukhlin, who drove a Sound Transit bus through a red light and collided with a Ford Escape, killing two people and injuring their son.

Rail| December 31, 2014

Wis. board rejects $500K claim for high-speed rail work

Canadian Pacific Railway wants $500,715 for work performed in 2009 and 2010 to help Wisconsin prepare a bid for federal funding to build the line between Madison and Milwaukee. The plan was scrapped by then Gov. Scott Walker, with the railroad never being paid.

University| December 31, 2014

ETA to provide Memphis U. ITS solution

The solution provides GPS-triggered on-board announcements that automatically broadcast upcoming bus stops over the public address system. The system also allows bus operators and dispatchers to make real-time, ad-hoc announcements.

Rail| December 31, 2014

BART terminates free Wi-Fi agreement

The action does not affect cellphone service on BART and was only available in less than 5% of the agency's fleet.

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