In Passenger Transport, Curtis Pierce writes about the challenges of managing the streams of operational data available to transit agencies and presents some best practices. An example: By merging CAD/AVL data with farebox data, a large bus operator can eliminate the problem of revenue that could not be assigned to a specific route because of […]
Citing a lack of “credible” proposals, Transport for London will delay introducing mobile phone coverage throughout its underground railway network. According to a TfL spokesman, “While it is technically possible to deploy mobile phone and data wireless solutions on the deep level Underground tunnels and stations, the unique nature and environment of the Tube mean […]
Faced with declining ridership, the New Jersey Transit Corporation is implementing two cost-savings measures — eliminating a toll-free customer information number and printing fewer paper timetables.
Commuters in Minneapolis (MN) will see changes in their city’s transit, highway, and bicycle systems in 2009.
The Toronto Transit Commission will introduce automatic train control on the Yonge-University subway line. The computerized system will allow trains to operate closer together, increasing capacity by 35-50 percent.
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Los Angeles MTA introduces the TAP card for its $5 day pass. LA Now summarizes the basics.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a prototype lithium-ion battery that can be recharged in seconds rather than minutes.
WNBC-NY reported on Clever Commute, the peer-to-peer network that lets transit commuters in the New York area to exchange text or email service alerts.
ContactlessNews summarized the status of contactless card payment systems for the public transit industry.