User-accessible crime tracking

UCrime documents crimes on major University campuses, and displays them on a map by categories. Users of the site can report crimes too. Transit agencies could possibly use such a site to track crimes at its stations and routes and plan accordingly for security (e.g. increase security at the most frequent crime locations). See an example for one university

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Places and Networks: New research report released

The University of Minnesota has released Places and Networks: The Changing Landscape of Transportation and Technology. The report summarizes the findings of the STAR-TEA 21 project.  Sections of the report focus on modeling techniques, the impact of the Internet on travel decisions, how technology can affect travel time, and related policy issues.  Download the report […]

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Metro launches inauguration website

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a special Inauguration Day website.  The page will include service updates, security details, parking information, and press releases.   Users can sign up for special eAlerts related to inaugural activities.  Information is also available about special commemorative farecards and passes.  Go to Inauguration Day website.

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iPhone update includes better maps

“The latest iPhone 2.2 software update brings welcome additions to Maps and thoughtful improvements to Safari and iTunes. The biggest thing is the upgrade to Maps, which can now factor in walking and transit routes when you plug in a destination. Previously, you just got driving directions, which in San Francisco, with all of its […]

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Parking rates in San Francisco could be set by demand

San Francisco is testing a program to set parking rates at meters and city-owned lots by demand.  The 18-month pilot program, called SFpark, will track parking use with sensors embedded in the pavement and space monitors deployed in lots.   As part of the project, the city will install parking meters that allow people to pay […]

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Just charge it: CTA to offer smart cards

“In a society addicted to buying on credit, the Chicago Transit Authority is hoping to cash in big time.  A “smart” version of those credit cards and bank debit cards stuffed in your wallet will be accepted for payment of CTA bus and train fares in about a year…The card, which will contain a computer […]

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Election results – Transit wins!

Successful transportation measures (30 in all) voted in by the 2008 elections from around the country have been compiled by the Center for Transportation Excellence.  The Center is also looking for input by transit agencies and/or local advocacy groups to keep them apprised about measures developing for 2009.  Link to the 2008 transportation ballot results

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