Atlanta Starts Station Soccer

Soccer in the Streets launched the world’s first soccer program inside a major urban transit station. Atlanta United,  a local Major League Soccer expansion franchise, provides grant funding for the project in the Five Points station of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.      “Our partnership effort will help foster a sense of community around […]

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Philadelphia Pollution Up During Transit Strike

Philadelphia’s air pollution grew significantly last month. More cars were on the highways during a local transit strike that idled buses, trolleys and subways. Local transit usually provides 900,000 rides a day.      The Transport Workers Union Local 234 failed to reach a contract agreement with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The union’s 4,700 workers […]

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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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