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New Tools for Ann Arbor Riders — The Ann Arbor Area (MI) Transportation Authority recently redesigned its homepage to highlight new tools that can help riders plan their trips, track buses in real time and customize route schedules. The agency also is installing electronic boarding information signs at its transit centers.

Interactive DART Kiosk at Dallas Love Field — Air travelers arriving at Dallas Love Field Airport can plan their ground travel on Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) with a ConnectPoint® Interactive Touchscreen Kiosk from CHK America installed by DART at the airport. The web-enabled kiosk integrates with tracking and location systems, scheduling systems and other DART information systems to provide comprehensive information to customers.

Laketran’s New, Clean Buses — Laketran in Lake County, OH, recently took delivery of 10 clean diesel commuter buses from Motor Coach Industries, replacing vehicles from 1998. The agency received the largest federal grant in its history—$4.89 million in Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funds—for the buses, which operate between Lake County and downtown Cleveland.

BART Rewards Off-Peak ­Riders — The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and San Francisco County Transportation Authority recently launched a six-month pilot program that offers riders the chance to win cash rewards by shifting their travel times away from the peak morning hours. Points accrued through the “BART Perks” program can be exchanged for small cash rewards or used to play the “Spin to Win” game for the chance to pick up additional points or random cash rewards.
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