BART tests early earthquake warning system

Developed by University of California, Berkeley seismologists, it sends alerts over the Internet to the transit system and other end users, such as Google.

Transit apps boosted by missing Apple iOS 6

Removing the public transit directions feature from its new Maps application has given smaller developers a chance at increased exposure for their transit apps.

Australian high-speed 'muscle' vehicle unveiled

Hassel Studios' Australian High Speed Vehicle — based on a 1960's muscle car design — would travel around 250 mph and would offer the choice of modern, spacious, open-plan commuter seating or private berths for business meetings or luxury travelers.

Pa. Gov. signs public-private partnerships bill

Act allows for a board to examine and approve potential public-private transportation projects. If the board determines a state operation would be more cost-effectively administered by a private company, the company will be authorized to either completely or partially take over that operation.

Chicago Transit, Pace unveil open fare payment

Beginning in summer 2013, Ventra will enable customers to pay for rides with contactless payment methods, including Ventra Cards; Ventra Tickets for single-ride and one-day passes; and personal bank-issued debit and credit cards equipped with a contactless chip.

Rail adventures for every budget

Rail adventures, from modest to decadent, can showcase spectacular scenery and give passengers a window into North American rail history.

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,917 annually

Based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Sept. 25, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.

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