Some stories you may have missed last week: Los Angeles and Seattle acquire all-electric buses while Dutch Railways uses wind power for trains.
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The Transit mobile application is rolling out a crowdsourcing feature to predict vehicle arrivals in the Canadian cities of Montreal and Victoria.
ICYMI: San Diego unveils tech-equipped BRT stations, Columbus to equip entire fleet with WiFi, and Houston to test a battery-electric bus.
Long Beach Transit (CA) unveiled two battery-electric buses from BYD Motors, ending a long and controversial procurement process that began in 2013.
Problems with cell phones coast to coast: TriMet riders have upgrade troubles and NYC-area transit agencies warn customers about exploding phone batteries.
ICYMI: CTA receives APTA award for Ventra app, China’s straddling bus gets a road test, and Clipper Card adds customer protection for lost or stolen cards.
Miami-Dade Transit (FL) is counting on technology to attract new riders. The agency is purchasing electric buses and will introduce mobile payment options.
The Federal Transit Administration awarded $55 million to 20 transit providers in 13 states for energy-efficient buses and related investments.
ICYMI: SEPTA expands Key card early adopter program, Toronto Bike Share riders can unlock bikes with an app, and Lane Transit gets grant for electric buses.
Electric bus manufacturer Proterra is releasing some of its patents to help speed up the adoption of electric vehicles and encourage competition.