WILDFIRES & THE SUPER BOWL

This week, Blue Water Wave looks at two examples of how national disasters and events can impact transit agencies. SMART responds to last month’s wildfires and Metro Transit gears up for the 2018 Super Bowl.  Also: a Detroit suburb explores starting its own bus system and Tampa involves community volunteers in a connected vehicle pilot program. About Blue […]

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Visa Offers Transit Solutions

Earlier this week, Visa launched Visa Global Transit Solutions. Visa designed the new program to create a faster and more convenient experience for mass transit commuters worldwide. It accelerates the use of debit, credit and pre-paid accounts at the fare gate or on a bus reader.      “We want to make the transportation experience faster, easier […]

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UberAir  Comes to LA, Dallas

This week, during the 2017 Web Summit in Portugal, Uber announced plans for its UberAir flying taxi service. Promoters call the event “the largest tech conference in the world.” Nearly 60,000 people from more than 170 countries attended.      According to Uber executive Jeff Holden, Uber plans to start UberAir in Los Angeles and Dallas by […]

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Dubai Observes Public Transport Day

The Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai observed the 8th Public Transport Day on November 1.      This year’s celebration promoted the use of mass transit for mobility, as well as physical activity among residents.      The day featured events in line with the Dubai Fitness Challenge. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al […]

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Community Bus to Serve in Illinois

 As soon as next spring,  Connect Transit officials plan to give a newly retired bus a second life as Bloomington-Normal’s first community bus.      “We want to make a section of the bus a fresh (food) market. We’re also working on free medical screenings and voter registration drives,” said Isacc Thorne, CT general manager. […]

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