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A (Ticket) Leap of Faith for Papal Rail Passes

| September 23, 2015

Typically, when riding the rails in the Philadelphia region, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority customers can purchase daily, weekly or monthly passes — even onboard tickets — for their journeys. But the weekend of Sept. 26 to 27 will be far from a typical weekend in Philadelphia — Pope Francis will be in town, along with an estimated 1.5 to two million people attending public events along the city’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

D.C. Metro releases travel tips video for Pope Francis' visit

Management & Operations| September 22, 2015

The English and Spanish videos offer travel tips, recommend alternate travel options to consider and detail where crowding and delays are expected near Papal events.

Rail| August 19, 2015

Sacramento sports teams launch campaign to push transit improvements

Sacramento Republic FC and Sacramento Kings officials say the campaign on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will give riders and non-riders a forum to post comments, questions, gripes, ideas, photos and videos — and a chance for RT to respond.

Government Issues| August 6, 2015

Rio's public transport transformation may be biggest legacy of Olympics

The biggest changes in the city's public transportation will include three bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, destruction of the Perimetral highway and the introduction of a light rail tram system.

Rail| June 17, 2015

Mayor, transit officials discuss plans for Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia

With as many as two million people expected to hit the city during the event, Mayor Nutter said Philadelphians should be prepared to walk a few miles or more, since private vehicles will not be a viable option and public transportation routes and schedules will be altered for efficiency and capacity purposes.

Management & Operations| August 12, 2014

Limited rail capacity hindered NJ Transit service for Super Bowl, report finds

Commissioned by the NJ Transit board of directors, the report did note shortcomings, but said the agency performed 'admirably' in transporting fans to MetLife Stadium for the event.

Management & Operations| August 7, 2014

Mobile app helps MTS move San Diego Comic-Con attendees

Comic-Con — a five-day celebration of popular art and entertainment at the annual convention along downtown San Diego’s scenic bay front — attracts 130,000 attendees and the San Diego Trolley system handles more than 215,000 extra passenger trips during the festivities.
Bus| March 11, 2014

NJ Transit, NFL no show at hearings on Super Bowl transit problems

The chairman of the committee that held the hearings says initial findings suggest the transit problems were caused by “an overreliance on expensive bus options that fans were unlikely to use” as well as the lack of a backup plan.
Bus| January 21, 2014

Urging the well-heeled to take public transit to Super Bowl

For the first time in the game’s history, there will be no drop-off zone for taxis or limousines, according to the report. With parking at a premium and strict limitations placed on passenger drop-offs, it is estimated that approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation.
Bus| January 21, 2014

Michael Strahan's Mass Transit Tips for Super Bowl XLVIII

Superbowl champion Michael Strahan breaks down why mass transportation is the best way to get around the NY/NJ region for a great Super Bowl XLVIII experience.

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