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Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed last week: WiFi rollouts for WMATA and MAX Transit and more accurate bus arrival predictions for San Joaquin RTD.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (DC) plans to launch free WiFi at 24 Metrorail stations starting in August, for a total of 30 stations by the end of the year.  WiFi is already available in six stations in the downtown core.  Metro expects to have WiFi coverage throughout the entire rail system in 2018. Link to full story in The Washington Post.

The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (AL) is rolling out WiFi across the MAX Transit bus fleet.  Planned technology upgrades include a smart card fare payment system and a mobile application with real-time vehicle location information. Link to full story in WIAT.

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (CA) has partnered with software developer Swiftly, Inc., to provide better real-time transit information for passengers. The more accurate bus arrival predictions are already available in the Transit, Moovit, and Swiftly mobile apps; Google Maps will be updated in a few weeks.

Photo credit: Susan Mara Bregman

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