Customer accessing a Zipcar

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed last week: Omnitrans launches mobile payment app, Subway Therapy sends messages to Charlottesville, and Miami-Dade County teams up with Zipcar for vehicles at rail stations.

OmniTrans (CA) has launched a mobile payment application. Customers can purchase a single-ride, 1-day, 7-day, or 31-day pass with the app. To encourage riders to try the new payment option, OmniTrans is offering 50% off a first-time purchase of a 7- or 31-day pass through the end of the year.  Token Transit developed the app.

Subway Therapy is back. The art installation allowed people to post their thoughts after the 2016 presidential election at a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) subway station.  Artist Matthew Chavez, also known as Levee, handed out sticky notes for people to post on the walls of the passageway beneath 14th Street and, eventually, at Union Square Station.  Now Chavez is encouraging people to send messages to Charlottesville.  Link to full story in PIX11.

Miami-Dade County (FL) and Zipcar have teamed up to add 10 Zipcars to five Metrorail stations along the Green and Orange lines. “Miami-Dade County already has ride-sharing services in place throughout the county, and now we’re making car-sharing that much more accessible,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez in a statement.  “What this means is that our transit riders can leave their cars at home, ride our system, and if they need a car for anything in between, there will be Zipcars available to reserve.  By adding Zipcars to our Metrorail stations, this option will help close that first- and last-mile gap.”

Photo source: Zipcar

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