N.Y. MTA boosts transparency with digital initiatives

Has launched a comprehensive archive of all service alerts that have been issued via email and text message for all MTA services since its current MTA-wide email and text alert system was launched in October 2008. The archive is updated in real-time, and is searchable by date.

Apollo debuts high-res camera, display products at APTA

A new high-resolution front-view mobile video surveillance camera captures activity from the bus operator’s forward facing view through the windshield, while a ruggedized high-resolution display monitor offers passengers multiple views of on-board camera feeds.

LIRR expands station waiting room hours

The 41 stations will have their waiting room hours extended until 10 PM in the evening on weekdays. LIRR station waiting rooms typically open between 5 AM and 6 AM on weekdays. Prior to the pilot, most station waiting rooms closed by mid-afternoon.

L.A. Metro receives $545M loan for light rail construction

The agency will use the TIFIA loan to advance construction of a 8.5-mile light rail line and at least six new transit stations with off-street parking.

Amtrak launches virtual online assistant

"Ask Julie" provides both a verbal and written response to customers' travel questions along with related links, and can even send customers directly to the Amtrak website's most relevant page.

Peapod.com opens 100 digital rail station grocery stores

Commuters in Boston, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Chicago will be able to order groceries for delivery using their mobile devices at the company's digital grocery aisles on the train platforms.

Survey: Va. light rail keeps cars off the road

Forty-four percent of respondents claimed that they would drive if not for the Hampton Roads Transit’s The Tide light rail.

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