MARTA's hands-free, self-cleaning bathroom is the 'future'

Bathroom features include a "virtual restroom attendant" that monitors the bathroom via an outside overhead camera; metered-out toilet paper; a sensor-controlled sink that provides soap, water and an air-dry feature; and the walls are lined with a graffiti-resistant coating.

Where is the 'Sorriest Bus Stop' in America?

All contenders bore witness to a transportation system where no expense is spared to save highway commuters a few moments, but basic amenities for transit are seen as optional.

Canadian transit operator protection bill to become law

Amends the Criminal Code to make it an aggravating circumstance that the judge must consider if the victim of an assault is a public transit operator, defined to include drivers of not just city and intercity buses and surface rail, but also school buses, taxis, ferries and subways.

Report: D.C. Metro knew smoke-emergency system was an issue

A complete software replacement is needed to “make the rail system safer for customers and employees [and to] provide improved customer satisfaction through more reliable and efficient operation,” according to the Nationa Safety Transportation Board.

Detroit streetcar tech center renderings unveiled

The cost to design and build the facility, which includes community input, is estimated to be $6.9  million.

Chicago Transit: Serious crime down 26%

Across the rail system, overall serious personal and property crimes decreased 24% in 2014. Robberies on the rail system decreased 26% in 2014 to 210 and have declined each year since 2011. Robberies on trains fell 23% and 28% at stations and platforms. Thefts decreased across the rail system, with the number of incidents down 31% on trains and down 12% on platforms and at stations.

N.Y. MTA union chief tells drivers to slow down

The added caution comes two days after an MTA bus driver was arrested for running over a 15-year-old girl in a crosswalk in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The criminal charges against the bus driver infuriated the union.

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