App offers riders free transit tickets for watching ads on their smartphones

The app’s creators estimated they’d get roughly 1,000 downloads by the end of the year in their pilot city of Dusseldorf, Germany, however, after just one month, they exceeded 20,000 users.

In wake of NJ TRANSIT crash, feds target sleep apnea

The agency disclosed a policy change that will prevent engineers suffering from sleep apnea to operate a train unless they are being treated, while federal regulators prepare a safety bulletin that will urge all railroads to screen for sleep apnea.

Running public transportation using the Swiss watch approach

Transportation agencies get too focused on vehicle types and moving trains and forget that the customer just wants to get where they want to go, easily, consistently, and quickly, an expert says.

Capital Metro retires last University of Texas shuttle bus

The fleet of burnt orange and white buses has served the UT campus since 1998 and has become a hallmark of Capital Metro’s longstanding partnership with the university.

FRA proposes safety standard updates for high-speed trains

The updates would offer an alternative method for evaluating how well passengers and crews are protected in an accident, often called crashworthiness.

Chariot launches advance-ride reservation for commuters

Previously, the only option was to grab a ride ad-hoc shortly before departure, an option which will continue to be offered alongside advance scheduling, the report said.

Cubic receives $4.8M contract mod. to enhance Maryland fare system

The upgraded system will provide the MTA with the opportunity to accept new payment methods, such as mobile payments, as well as add new features, including a new customer web portal and an integration path with third-party transport services in the future.

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