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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Transit Agency Opens K-9 Center

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has opened the country’s largest facility for training dogs to sniff out drugs and explosives. It is the only center in the United States that offers state-of-the-art mass transit-specific canine training.      The 72-acre property is designed for training a select group of dogs to become K-9 officers. Dogs train three months […]

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Dayton Launches Summer Teen Passport

The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority is offering a new teen passport program this summer, with the theme “You don’t need a reason — you need a ride.”      Teens (13-18) can purchase $55 bus passports that are good for traveling on any fixed route and at any time from June 1 to August 31. […]

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