Topic : SMS

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Q&A with APTA Chair Doran Barnes

Management & Operations| February 28, 2017

METRO spoke with Barnes about his priorities for his term as APTA chair.

FTA finds serious safety lapses at WMATA, implements NTSB recs

Rail| June 17, 2015

In key areas, WMATA is not effectively balancing safety-critical operations and maintenance activities with the demand for passenger service, according to the FTA.

Government Issues| February 7, 2014

FMCSA: Study validates SMS' effectiveness

The component of the agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program was launched in 2010 to identify and prioritize motor carriers posing the highest threat to public safety for enforcement interventions.
Bus| May 14, 2013

FTA makes $21.9M available for public transportation safety

In addition to the funds, the agency also announced a flexible new policy, known as Safety Management Systems, which the U.S. DOT has officially adopted to help guide states and transit agencies alike in managing safety risks in a proactive, cost-effective way.
Motorcoach| December 3, 2012

FMCSA updates Safety Measurement System

The changes, developed over several months with feedback from the public and stakeholders throughout the industry, will enhance the agency’s ability to identify and take action against trucks and buses with safety and compliance concerns.
Bus| January 10, 2011

Toronto, Edmonton launch text notification systems

Both systems are customizable and free of charge, with standard text messaging rates still applying.
Bus| December 30, 2010

D.C. Metro issues fare payment RFP

Seeking a fare system designed to process payments directly at the gate using technology like contactless, chip-enabled debit and credit cards, which banks are already distributing to customers; federal identification cards; or smart phones equipped with near-field communication capability; as well as existing SmarTrip cards, according to the agency.
Bus| September 24, 2009

BART tests on-demand info via SMS texts

Agency is beta testing a new service to provide riders with train arrivals, delay advisories, elevator status and other information

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