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Apps Helping to Enhance Riders' Experience

Bus| May 22, 2013
For the increasing number of customers with smartphones and tablets, safety is enhanced. New features, such as mobile ticketing, crowd-sourced information and even shopping, further improve the ride.

Report: Transit users predict increases in smartphone use, paperless travel

Bus| May 21, 2013
The survey of 4,500 urban travelers in nine major cities in Brazil, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. showed that approximately 90% of people in these cities use public transportation on a regular basis and they are willing to pay more for technology improvements.
Bus| February 4, 2013

App allows UGA students to locate buses

RouteShout's location system is still in the installation and testing phases, and will not be fully functional until after spring break.
Rail| November 14, 2012

MBTA launches rail ticketing app

Customers can now purchase and display rail tickets and passes using the MBTA mTicket app for iPhone and Android. The tickets are displayed on the phone’s screen as an encrypted barcode and as a human-readable ticket. Partnered with Masabi U.S. Ltd.
Motorcoach| November 6, 2012

ABC unveils mobile website

Offers a simplified home page with one-touch access to search ABC’s pre-owned inventory, view new coach models, learn about ABC’s refurbishment programs and connect with ABC via social media networks.
Bus| October 9, 2012

TriMet, DART to debut mobile ticketing in 2013

TriMet signed a contract with local software company GlobeSherpa to pilot the system for its buses, MAX light rail and WES Commuter Rail. DART's system will be developed by Unwire, a Danish company with extensive experience in mobile ticketing for transit agencies, for $1.5 million.
Motorcoach| September 4, 2012

Telematics system

FleetSafer Mobile safe driving software fully fosters compliance with the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s guidelines on hand-held mobile phone use while driving a commercial vehicle.
Bus| August 16, 2012

1M public transit stops on Google Maps for Android

The new version allows you to highlight a single mode of transportation (subway, bus, or train), temporarily hiding the other transit information, thus making it easier to map your destination.
Bus| June 18, 2012

U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Transit team for app

Officials at both the transit agency and university hope the app could boost ridership.
Rail| June 13, 2012

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.

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