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After Twitter feed change, Transport for London re-evaluating usage

Management & Operations| February 16, 2016

Officials are reportedly in talks with Twitter to figure out if there is a way they can still use the service to update riders. Twitter recently changed the ordering of its feed from chronological to most popular.

Q&A: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Linda S. Watson

Management & Operations| January 12, 2016

In September, the agency was one of the inaugural winners of METRO Magazine’s Innovative Solutions Awards at BusCon 2015 for its real-time bus and rail tracking initiative. METRO recently spoke to Watson about that project, as well as the first five years of her tenure and the industry’s opportunity to grow its profile in communities across the nation, including in Austin.

Management & Operations| September 11, 2015

Wash.'s Spokane Transit testing 'smart bus' technology

The $4.9 million technology was funded in part with $2.2 million in federal congestion mitigation grants. By making bus riding more efficient, the STA hopes to attract additional riders and get more cars off the streets.

Bus| July 23, 2015

[Photos] New York City Transit Select Bus Service M86

New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), together with MTA NYC Transit, unveiled a new Select Bus Service route along 86th Street in Manhattan on July 13, 2015. This corridor currently serves 24,000 commuters daily and is the busiest route citywide per mile. This marks the 8th SBS in the city and provides direct connections to twelve different bus routes.

Management & Operations| June 23, 2015

GovDelivery, ETA Transit team to provide real-time text tech in Calif.

The new Altamont Corridor Express program leverages ETA Transit’s SPOT system and GovDelivery, an enterprise-class digital outreach platform engineered specifically for government, to help riders stay connected on train arrival and departure times or delays.

Management & Operations| June 9, 2015

Antelope Valley Transit completes digital sign installation

The digital signs are the latest component in the transit agency's Track-It Intelligent Transportation System, providing 24/7 access to current bus departure information for customers using their computer or smartphone via GPS.

Bus| June 5, 2015

N.Y. MTA's Bus Time now available as an app

Users previously accessed the service on a desktop or smartphone by logging in to the mobile website or via text message and QR code based access. Customers who prefer to access MTA Bus Time through the mobile website may continue to do so, while the app offers a downloadable option that saves time and effort.

Rail| March 11, 2015

TriMet, Google team for real-time light rail info

BLE beacons enable capable nearby mobile devices to receive useful and relevant information. Using this signal, Google Maps can automatically and seamlessly provide information that is valuable to riders, including transit schedules and alerts to their mobile devices.

Bus| December 19, 2014

D.C. Metro installing real-time bus arrival system

The installation and testing of the four initial signs is being performed in cooperation with Metro's jurisdictional partners and was funded through a federal TIGER grant.

Rail| December 19, 2011

Long Island RR launches real-time pilot

To use the service, a user enters his or her origin and destination, and Train Time will then provide upcoming departure times and indications showing whether each train is running on time or, if late, by how many minutes.

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