HELPING HANDS REACH OUT

  This week, Blue Water Wave looks at transit agencies gaining support from a mayor, two universities and a health care system. About Blue Water Wave…  BWAT general manager Jim Wilson comments on what’s happening in transit in the Blue Water Area, as well as interesting transit-related developments all around the globe. He observes new challenges, solutions, strategies, trends, and perspectives […]

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ADVERTISING POT, ALCOHOL & CHRISTMAS

This week, Blue Water Wave looks at how bus advertising has recently generated controversy in three communities. About Blue Water Wave… BWAT general manager Jim Wilson comments on what’s happening in transit in the Blue Water Area, as well as interesting transit-related developments all around the globe. He observes new challenges, solutions, strategies, trends, and perspectives within the transit […]

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GIVING PRIORITY & TAKING SEATS

This week, Blue Water Wave looks at how agencies in two countries make changes to reduce overcrowding… plus how Chicago creates a more level playing field. About Blue Water Wave…   BWAT general manager Jim Wilson comments on what’s happening in transit in the Blue Water Area, as well as interesting transit-related developments all around the globe. He observes new challenges, […]

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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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