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Cubic integrates oti NFC tech into NextWave mobile mass transit platform

Bus| November 4, 2014
Less than half the size of a standard car key fob, oti's WAVE device uses the audio jack as an easy and cost-effective way to add NFC capability to smartphones or tablet, including Apple iPhones, iPads, and Android-based mobile devices.

Does free public transportation boost voter turnout?

Government Issues| November 4, 2014
Houston Metro has provided free public transit during general elections since 1992. Ridership during voting periods, however, generally increases by a mere 1%
Bus| November 4, 2014

INIT partners with BC Transit for Kelowna RapidBus implementation

The project was designed to service a nearly 19-mile stretch on Highway 97 in Kelowna, British Columbia, running from West Kelowna in the South to the University of British Columbia Okanagan in the North.
Rail| November 4, 2014

Quick thinking N.Y. trackmen save co-worker's life

Hoi-Shan Leung tripped during a track-replacement project and was knocked unconscious when his head slammed onto a railroad tie. With an arm and leg dangling between two ties, his co-workers sprang into action, grabbing and hoisting their colleague up to safety.
Bus| November 4, 2014

N.Y. agency introduces real-time info pilot

Customers will be able to access real-time transit information for Capital District Transportation Authority fixed-route services through the free iRide mobile application for Apple and Android devices, through Google Maps’ mobile apps and more.
Accessibility| November 4, 2014

HART taps Interim CEO Eagan as permanent pick

HART hired Katharine Eagan in 2009 as Chief of Service Development, directing service planning and scheduling, as well as marketing and community relations. During those years she helped build ridership, implement unique and targeted marketing promotions, and promote strategic route planning.
Bus| November 4, 2014

Clean Energy station to open at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport

An increasing number of vehicles using the airport are powered by alternative fuels, including taxis, and hotel and rental car shuttles. The public-access travel center near the airport will offer convenient access to alternative fuels for these fleets, as well as the general public.
University| November 3, 2014

Canadian university students approve U-Pass fee

Students at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba were required to show majority support for the U-Pass before city council would commit to introducing the program.
Accessibility| November 3, 2014

Wirelessly charged electric bus makes U. of Utah campus debut

The bus, which has been operational for about three months, currently runs in the morning from a bus station in Salt Lake City to University Hospital as well as an additional route on the UofU campus.
Management & Operations| November 3, 2014

U of Wisconsin-Madison launches center to promote transportation careers

The Midwest Transportation Workforce Center is one of five centers nationwide to receive a $600,000 federal grant.

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