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Wash.'s Spokane Transit testing 'smart bus' technology

The $4.9 million technology was funded in part with $2.2 million in federal congestion mitigation grants. By making bus riding more efficient, the STA hopes to attract additional riders and get more cars off the streets.

San Francisco, Globe Sherpa team for mobile payment app

Users will be able to store a debit or credit card or use PayPal to purchase tickets anytime and anywhere. GlobeSherpa also will provide SFMTA Transit Fare Inspectors with a new enforcement application to verify mobile fares using a separate hand-held mobile device.

Edmonton rolls out BYD test bus

The buses will run on various ETS routes across the city, travelling with regularly scheduled buses in service and for special events. Instead of paying a fare, passengers will be asked to complete a survey describing their experience riding an electric bus.