University Transit by Metro Magazine

January 18, 2016

Chicago's Metra bans hoverboards

Effective immediately, onboard personnel who see anyone attempting to board a Metra train with a hoverboard in their possession will require that person to exit the train. full story

Seattle's rail extension to U. of Washington opening in March

Will open ahead of schedule and more than $150 million under budget. Finalizing the launch of U Link includes finishing staff training and acquiring safety certification from the FTA. full story

January 15, 2016
MBTA, Samaritans launch suicide prevention campaign

Digital signage will run messages daily offering a help line call and text number, while announcements will be made at key transit stations and will expand to cars and bus stations. full story

January 11, 2016
TransLoc, Uber partner to pioneer new standard in public transit

By integrating the Uber API into the TransLoc Rider app, riders can incorporate multiple modes of transportation, including public transit, into commutes. full story

January 15, 2016
BlueIndy car sharing service exceeds 1,000 members, 7,000 rides

In addition to a growing fleet of electric cars, BlueIndy is opening 20 new stations by the end of February 2016. full story

January 15, 2016
ETA Transit Systems completes ITS installation for N.Y. university

The project, which provides real-time arrival updates on the university’s shuttle services, provides the school and its riders with enhanced reporting and vehicle tracking capabilities. full story

January 12, 2016
Q&A: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Linda S. Watson

In September, the agency was one of the inaugural winners of METRO Magazine’s Innovative Solutions Awards at BusCon 2015 for its real-time bus and rail tracking initiative. METRO recently spoke to Watson about that project, as well as the first five years of her tenure and the industry’s opportunity to grow its profile in communities across the nation, including in Austin. full story

January 11, 2016
REV Group names Walsh president REV Bus Division

REV Bus provides several of the industry’s leading brands including Champion Bus, Collins Bus, ElDorado National-California, ElDorado National-Kansas, Federal Coach, Goshen Coach and Krystal. full story

January 14, 2016
Moovit adds bike sharing availability in 200 cities

users are able to do all of this from within one service, including finding and renting bikes from established services, like Santander Cycles in London, CityCycle in Brisbane, Australia or Bixi in Montreal. full story

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