Transit operators in two French cities are offering customers an integrated option to plan a trip and purchase a ticket through a single mobile app.
Role of information technology in transit
ICYMI: Crowdfunding sites raise $1 million for TriMet heros, MARTA’s computer systems are at risk, and Lyft replaces its pink mustache with Amp.
ICYMI: TransLoc releases free GTFS builder, Lyft teams up with National Federation of the Blind, and The Transit Wire gets fooled.
Here are some tools to make travel easier: A software development kit from Masabi, mobile ticketing in Reno, and a website for last-minute intercity travel.
A ransomware attack hit the San Francisco Muni system over the weekend, knocking out the fare collection system for much of Saturday and Sunday.
ICYMI: BART proposes open data policy, Amtrak to update passenger info signs at Penn Station, and Ontario uses highway signs to promote transit.
Problems with cell phones coast to coast: TriMet riders have upgrade troubles and NYC-area transit agencies warn customers about exploding phone batteries.
ICYMI: MetroLink extends mobile payment systemwide, TriMet Tickets to go multimodal, Dallas and Twin Cities pick vendor, and TransLoc gets new financing.
A pro-ISIS Twitter account published personal information about NJ TRANSIT Police officers and encouraged supporters to carry out “lone wolf” attacks.
US DOT has launched an initiative to create a National Transit Map to display stops, routes, and schedules for all participating transit agencies.