‘Head tax’ proposed for C-Tran light rail

Would tax local employers $1 to $2 a month per employee and raise the $2.5 million in revenue needed annually to run and maintain a new Washington MAX line.

MBTA to pilot rail fare payment app

Launched a website for customers to sign up for project updates on its pilot program to let commuter rail riders purchase and display tickets on their smart phones. Expects to pilot the program on one commuter rail line in the early fall.

FRA issues rail crossings final rule

Requires railroads to install signs at highway-rail grade and pathway crossings with telephone numbers the public can use to alert railroad companies to unsafe conditions.

Outgoing Metrolink chief looks back on tenure

John Fenton stepped in after the 2008 Chatsworth crash that killed 25 people and he pushed forward a $200 million project to prevent collisions through positive train control technology.

Study: 83% of Chicago transit riders satisfied with service

Eighty-three percent of commuters said they were satisfied with transit service. Twenty-three percent said they were very satisfied. More than 90% said they would recommend the transit system.

N.Y. MTA launches ‘Weekender’ app

The first iPhone app the MTA has developed itself can also be used on for iPod Touch and iPad. Key features include overviews of line service changes, as well as text summaries of the changes; text-based information about any service changes impacting a borough; and details on any service changes impacting that station.

Apple's new maps app missing transit directions

Apple says it will let third-party developers provide transit directions for its maps.

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