Arizona Buses Join Safe Places

When CEO Scott Smith called Valley Metro “part of the fabric” of the Phoenix community, he was not overstating the transit agency’s role. While we all reach out to improve the day-to-day lives of those in our community, VM is helping vulnerable teenagers in a way that is more direct than most.      Homeless, runaway […]

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San Francisco Hacked

During the Thanksgiving weekend, a cyberextortionist attacked the computers of San Francisco’s transit agency and demanded a ransom of 100 bitcoins ($73,000).      The Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) refused to pay the ransom and turned to the Department of Homeland Security and their own technology division to contain the attack. By Monday morning, Muni officials […]

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App Helps Blind in Boston

Visually impaired passengers in Boston have a new app called Blindways to help them locate the city’s more than 7,800 bus stops.      The new iOS app helps people fill in the fine detail missed by traditional GPS, like bus stops and entrance doors.      Today’s commercially available GPS leaves a traveler within a 30-50 […]

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Americans Agree On Infrastructure

Democrats and Republicans agree on one issue, following this week’s presidential election. While our nation seems politically divided, both parties stand together in support of building a better nationwide infrastructure.      During his brief victory speech, Donald Trump told the nation that investing in infrastructure would be one of his top priorities. “We’re going to […]

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Obama May Start Riding Subway

A recent White House statement begs the question: shouldn’t ALL transit agencies operate each day with a level of quality befitting the president?      When he leaves the Oval Office in January, President Obama just might start trading helicopter rides on Marine One and jet jaunts on Air Force One for subway trips on Washington’s […]

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