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App offers riders free transit tickets for watching ads on their smartphones

Management & Operations| November 22, 2016

The app’s creators estimated they’d get roughly 1,000 downloads by the end of the year in their pilot city of Dusseldorf, Germany, however, after just one month, they exceeded 20,000 users.

Software company to begin testing self-driving cars in Boston

Mobility| November 21, 2016

nuTonomy will begin testing its self-driving Renault Zoe electric vehicle before the end of the year in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in the Seaport section of the city.

Mobility| October 6, 2016

King County Metro wants parking space owners to rent to transit riders

The program could help decrease the number of vehicles on the road and increase Metro’s ridership.

Bus| August 4, 2016

China pilots 6-foot 'straddling bus'

The approximately 6.5-foot high Transit Elevated Bus straddles the cars below, allowing them to pass through. It is able to carry up to 300 passengers in its 72 ft. long and 25 ft. wide body.

Accessibility| August 1, 2016

KCATA offers free bus rides to paratransit users

Customers must be qualified to ride IndeAccess, Dial-A-Ride or Share-A-Fare. Paratransit users not familiar with riding a bus will be provided training, the report said.

Mobility| July 19, 2016

AC Transit launches on-demand bus service

Riders using a desktop computer, smart phone device or traditional telephone can schedule their pick-up and desired drop-off locations: reducing their wait time, arriving at their destination faster, and increasing the overall rider experience.

Mobility| June 16, 2016

Uber, Fla.'s PSTA to pilot phone dispatch system

The call-in feature is part of a local program with PSTA that will grant publicly-subsidized Uber rides to low-income residents who do not have cars or easy access to the area’s bus-based public transit system.

Management & Operations| June 14, 2016

London rail, Twitter piloting live alerts for 'severe delays'

Pilot of new information service to provide live notifications of severe delays directly to customers' mobiles or computers to alert them more quickly. First time that Twitter has partnered with a transport authority to provide live travel information to customers using this innovative approach.

Rail| February 22, 2016

Metra testing free Wi-Fi on 11 railcars

In general, the hotspots are limited to a 1 megabyte download speed per user.

Mobility| February 22, 2016

TransLoc beta testing rider app for Uber, MATA service

The solution is also being tested by GoTriangle in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C. area.

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