With over 250,000 enrolments, the LIFE programme remains a crucial resource for low-income residents in Los Angeles County, offering them essential access to public transportation and financial relief.
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Intelligent Transport Advisory Board member, Carol Schweiger, discusses the benefits and challenges of implementing new payment technologies in public transport systems, such as mobile fare payment and contactless payment readers, while highlighting the importance of ensuring that these technologies are user-friendly and accessible to all passengers, including those who may…
As the GoPass programme enters its third year, it continues to gain momentum, with nearly 275,000 registered students benefiting from fare-free transit, contributing to a significant 43% increase in student ridership.
LA Metro's new annual report highlights the achievements the agency has made, including a substantial surge in ridership, the expansion of rail and bus services, innovative safety measures and enhanced customer experiences.
LA Metro's bus and rail services are now operating at 81% of their pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with weekend ridership even stronger, surpassing 90%.
As part of its Better Bus Initiative, WMATA has introduced courtesy stops for Metrobus customers travelling at night time, prioritising safety and enhancing the bus experience.
LA Metro experiences a record-breaking rebound in public transit ridership with a 10% surge in April 2023, signalling a positive turning point from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The GoPass programme has become popular among more than 100 school districts in L.A. County, with over 241,000 students registered and carrying more than 16.6 million passengers on the LA Metro system since its launch.
LA Metro is implementing its public safety plan by hiring new Transit Security Officers, exploring the creation of a public safety department and adopting new policies, including new Bias-Free Policing and Public Safety Data Analytics policies.
Chicago's two new pilot programmes aim to enforce parking violations, reduce crashes and fatalities, as well as promote a more efficient and reliable transportation system using existing infrastructure and new technology.
LA Metro's ambassadors will provide critical customer support on its bus and rail system, as part of a re-imagined public safety plan that includes improved cameras and lighting, homeless outreach and crisis intervention teams.
The four-year contract extension will see Keolis North America continue to operate services in Pomona, California, with a key focus on prioritising safety, the passenger experience and the transition to renewable energy sources.
For the latest instalment of Intelligent Transport’s exclusive COVID-19 recovery series, Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of LA Metro, provides insight into the new services that the authority has introduced in order to meet the changing mobility requirements of its customers post-pandemic, as well as why it is important to focus on…
Provided through the State of California's Access for All Program, the funding will help increase the availability of on-demand wheelchair-accessible vehicles for people with disabilities across Los Angeles County.
The federal funding will benefit 19 transit-oriented development projects that focus on strengthening local economies, as well as improving air quality and access to essential transportation services.