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January 9, 2014

N.Y. MTA completes testing of BYD all-electric bus

The testing was carried out on different routes throughout Manhattan, covering a total distance during the trial of 1,481 miles. The BYD all-electric bus “performed excellent” covering more than 140 miles per full charge in heavy traffic, according to company officials.


August 22, 2013

Pittsburgh Port Authority pilots real-time bus info

Riders can now view real-time locations for the P1 East Busway-All Stops bus route through the agency’s website. Equipment and real-time capabilities are expected for additional routes in early 2014.


May 14, 2013

TriMet launches mobile ticketing app pilot

Approximately 150 riders were chosen from more than 1,500 applicants to test the mobile application. They will test the app for about a month and provide feedback through surveys. Once the beta test is completed and feedback incorporated, the agency expects to launch the mobile ticketing app to all riders later this summer.


May 6, 2013

Chicago’s Loyola U. enhances shuttle service

Unveiled the Rambler Route, a pilot van service to provide students with transportation to a number of popular drop-off locations determined by student phone calls received by the university’s 8-Ride transportation service.


April 11, 2013

D.C. Metro unveils plan for ‘future’ rail station

Momentum, the model station, will enable Metro to test several design concepts in a single station, with improved lighting, better information and improved customer convenience. Some of the concepts being considered include high-output light fixtures to direct light to the vault ceiling, and a new information wall enclosing fare machines, ATMs, maps and digital screens.


April 4, 2013

TriMet to pilot mobile ticketing

Riders will be able to buy fares using an iPhone or Android phone to download the free app, and purchase tickets and passes instantly.


August 14, 2012

NJ Transit pilots special events online ticketing

Offering the Meadowlands online ticketing option as a pilot program to test the functionality of the web ticketing application and evaluate the feasibility of expanding it to include other services. The first phase of the pilot will be in place for the upcoming football season, as well as for other stadium events.


September 26, 2011

Calif.'s Omnitrans offers students free rides

Dubbed "Go Smart," the one-year pilot program is funded by participating colleges and the 16 governments that Omnitrans serves. To continue the program beyond the free pilot phase, the agency will ask students to approve a transit fee through referendums on each campus next spring.


October 27, 2010

Beijing Metro with Alstom traction system begins trial run

The traction system for Beijing Line 15, specially designed and developed by Alstom for the Chinese market, is named OPTONIX and allows the train to consume 30 percent less energy than a conventional metro thanks to performance improvements in the traction system and energy regenerative brakes.


August 4, 2009

MARTA launches new Website

During the introductory period, MARTA is asking for visitors to help further enhance the new Website by providing feedback on its design, features and content.


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