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Passenger Etiquette: Taking Rudeness Out of the Ride

| December 14, 2015

We’ve all been there — stuck behind the bus rider “oversharing” his or her phone conversation or next to the person who thinks a subway smorgasbord is a great idea. How does one handle unacceptable behaviors that seem to have become the norm? In September 2014, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) introduced “Dude It’s Rude,” a direct message campaign that addresses passenger etiquette and quality of ride issues on all SEPTA vehicles.

Labor Board finds D.C. streetcar operators violated cellphone policy

Rail| December 9, 2015

The operators were weeks away from voting to form a union, and although both operators were union supporters, their representatives failed to prove that their support was what got them fired, the board found.

Management & Operations| September 8, 2015

MARTA pursuing Wi-Fi, cell connectivity in stations, tunnels

If all goes as planned, a six-month pilot project would start in January with three stations and inside a tunnel that connects them. All 38 stations would feature cellular connectivity and Wi-Fi access by July 2018.

Management & Operations| June 25, 2015

Poll: Public transportation users hate listening to cell phone conversations

About 50% of those surveyed said listening to somebody talk on their cellphone is the most annoying behavior on public transportation, followed by people who won't give up their seats for handicapped or senior citizen passengers.

Rail| June 10, 2015

NTSB: No evidence Amtrak engineer was using phone during crash

The phone records analysis of the Amtrak 188 investigation was more complicated than anticipated because the phone carrier has multiple systems that log different types of phone activity, some of which are based in different time zones.

Rail| January 21, 2015

L.A. subway to get Wi-Fi and cell service

Work on the project in Los Angeles was delayed nearly two years while officials dealt with issues related to security and interference with first-responder radio conversations

Management & Operations| June 19, 2014

MBTA to fire drivers found carrying cell phones

The rule was announced on Monday a month after a public bus driver who police said was holding a cell phone crashed in a Boston suburb and injured several people.
Accessibility| June 9, 2014

One-quarter of N.Y. paratransit drivers use cellphones, report says

The inspectors also found that 36% drove dangerously and 6% had been seen speeding.
Rail| May 13, 2014

San Francisco Muni crime down 30%

The reduction of crime onboard Muni follows the partnership announced by Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the SFMTA and the SFPD in November of last year to deploy more officers on the system to increase overall security.
March 18, 2014

What If We Sold Transit Fares Like Cell-Phone Minutes?

How many cell-phone minutes do you pay for in a month? Or gigabytes of data? Are you on a family plan? Do you get a group discount from work? What does this even have to do with transit? If we think of a transit trip like we do a cell-phone minute (or megabyte) we start to realize that there are many ways to package our usage.

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