Topic : smart phones

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N.Y. MTA launches ‘Weekender’ app

Rail| June 12, 2012
The first iPhone app the MTA has developed itself can also be used on for iPod Touch and iPad. Key features include overviews of line service changes, as well as text summaries of the changes; text-based information about any service changes impacting a borough; and details on any service changes impacting that station.

Chicago police find ways to combat smart phone thefts

Bus| May 3, 2012
The officers have learned to use the “Find My iPhone” features, as well as similar applications that track down other brands of cellphones such as Droids and BlackBerrys.
Bus| April 10, 2012

DCTA launches customer communication app

Smart phone users simply open the application, select an issue, take a picture and tap “submit” — the application picks up the exact location and sends the issue directly to the agency staff member responsible for addressing the issue.
Bus| March 13, 2012

S.F. Muni, police launch anti-theft campaign

Reminds riders that stations and vehicles are an extension of city streets and require the same level of vigilance. Recent targeting of smart phones and other high-end electronic devices by thieves are the focus of the 2,000-plus public service ads in place on Muni buses and light rail trains.
Rail| November 4, 2011

Amtrak pilots e-ticketing on Downeaster service

Passengers will be able to print their tickets from their home, office or at Amtrak ticket offices and Quik-Trak kiosks. Passengers also will be able to use their smart phones to present their eTickets to the conductor by opening the eTicket PDF document from their email on their smart phone and displaying the barcode for the conductor to scan.
Bus| October 26, 2011

Sound Transit launches smart phone website

Riders can use the new site to plan trips across the region on Sound Transit and partner agency buses and trains; look up bus and Sounder schedules; locate Sound Transit parking facilities and use GPS technology to enter start and end points in the trip planner.
Bus| October 19, 2011

NJ Transit partners with Google Wallet for contactless payment

Google’s new free app allows riders to use their smart phones to make “tap and pay” transactions to pay their fares.
Motorcoach| September 20, 2011

Zonar, Zoomsafer partner on anti-distracted driving phone software

Integrates fleet management technologies with ZoomSafer’s FleetSafer policy management tools to help customers manage employee cell phone use while driving.
Bus| July 11, 2011

N.Y. MTA launches competition for best transit apps

MTA App Quest challenges tech developers to create software applications that increase access to information and improve the travel experience for customers of New York's public transit system. The winning app developer will receive $5,000. Smaller cash prizes will go to the developers of apps that are judged to do the most to help transit riders and deemed most popular by the public.
Bus| July 11, 2011

Toronto Transit debuts real-time arrival information

Allows transit customers to receive information on when the next buses — up to six succeeding — will arrive at any specific bus stop. Next-vehicle information is available for more than 9,300 TTC bus stops inside Toronto.

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