$2.5 Million “WOW Factor”

Within the one-block area surrounding Blue Water Area Transit’s new transfer center, the agency has improved the landscaping, lighting, parking, walkways, outdoor seating, roads and more this year. The wide range of downtown area improvements cost more than $2.5 million out of a project total of $9.8 million.         BWAT included design features requested by […]

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Netherlands Driverless Bus Tested

Mercedes-Benz demonstrated this week how its driverless Future Bus could navigate tight turns, intersections and pedestrians along streets and highways in an urban environment in the Netherlands. The bus successfully followed a 12-mile bus rapid transit route between Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport and the nearby town of Haarlem. Mercedes’ vision for the future of public transportation, the […]

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LA Metro Embraces Pokemon GO

L.A. Metro welcomes Pokemon GO gamers chasing characters on buses, trains, and in stations. Many Metro Rail stations serve as “gyms” where Pokemon characters train and battle.      The California transit agency launched a new Twitter account (#PokemonGoMetro) for reporting Pokemon sightings and the best ways to find them using public transit. Tweets help riders map […]

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Mourn Loss of Dallas Transit Officer

We join transit agencies throughout the country in mourning the loss of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer who was killed in Thursday’s deadly ambush during a protest rally in Dallas. Brent Thompson was the first officer to die in that agency’s line of duty. He had been an officer with DART for seven years. The 43-year-old Thompson had […]

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Columbus Wins “Smart City” Race

The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Columbus as the winner in their Smart City Challenge. Being chosen means that Ohio’s capital is best suited to become the nation’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies (including self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors) into their transportation network.      As a result, Columbus will soon […]

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