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Weekend round-up

ICYMI: Some bumps in the road for Pittsburgh real-time info, social media mishaps in Florida and California, and updates to LIRR mobile app.

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WMATA seeks riders to test new fare system

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (DC) is inviting riders to help test its next-generation fare payment system using new payment methods, such as contactless credit cards and mobile phones. Metro began is recruiting up to 3,000 riders to participate in the pilot program, which will begin in January and last about three months. Riders [...]

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Riders use social media to shame seat hogs

The practice of using social media to shame inconsiderate transit passengers is not new.  Last year a Toronto resident created a Tumblr blog to post photos and comments about riders who use an extra seat on Toronto Transit Commission vehicles for their stuff.  And just this summer the MBTA Transit Police used Twitter to highlight [...]

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