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.
Role of information technology in transit
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.
BC Transit has ramped up online security after receiving a cyber threat in December.
UDOT launched a Smart City Challenge for mayors and city leaders across America to integrate emerging technology into their transportation networks.
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (TN) plans a soft launch for its real-time information system this month.