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Who can shut down cell phone service? FCC seeks public comment

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The FCC is calling for public comment on the legality of the San Francisco transit agency's interruption of cellular service in August 2011. Bay Area Rapid Transit had shut off cell phone service in its tunnels, anticipating a cell-phone-coordinated protest of the fatal shooting of passengers by the transit...
Who can shut down cell phone service? FCC seeks public comment

Sensor networks in SF and LA could eliminate the search for a parking spot

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You’ve heard of smart cars — cars that are packed with sensors and computers and cameras to make driving easier — and now, rolling out in San Francisco, is a smart parking system that promises to almost eliminate the arduous process of finding a parking spot.SFpark is a network of...
Sensor networks in SF and LA could eliminate the search for a parking spot

Oregon-based mobile ticketing startup GlobeSherpa raises $1.3M to expand in the US and overseas

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Mobile transit ticketing service GlobeSherpa announced today that it has raised $1.3 million in Series B funding. The round was led by The Oregon Angel Fund and the new capital will be used to help accelerate the company’s expansion into national and international markets. Scott Grout, a member of the...
Oregon-based mobile ticketing startup GlobeSherpa raises $1.3M to expand in the US and overseas

Patent troll that sues public transit systems gets hauled into court

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ArrivalStar threatened a lawsuit unless the Toledo, Ohio transit system paid $150,000. ART in TARTA / flickr With so many patents out there claiming rights to basic Web-based technologies, there aren't many businesses in America that aren't affected by so-called "patent trolls" at this point in history. But one...
Patent troll that sues public transit systems gets hauled into court

Google brings NYC subway alerts to Maps, makes public transit a little more bearable

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Google has offered up New York City subway information via Maps for some time now, but as anyone who's navigated the 100-plus-year-old transit system will happily tell / complain to you, such information is only so useful without info on the requisite service changes -- a lot of work...
Google brings NYC subway alerts to Maps, makes public transit a little more bearable

F.C.C. Reviews Need for Rules to Interrupt Wireless Service

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The issue came to widespread attention last August, when Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco shut off cellphone service in some stations to hinder planned protests on the transit system....
F.C.C. Reviews Need for Rules to Interrupt Wireless Service

Driverless Cars Would Reshape Automobiles *and* the Transit System

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The big opportunity of robocars isn't the cars themselves; it's how they could create a far more efficient transportation system....
Driverless Cars Would Reshape Automobiles *and* the Transit System

NYC continues pushing for tech, plans 47-inch touch screens for subways

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Following the rollout of iPads and brand new Square devices into select NYC taxis, the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is getting serious about integrating touch screens into the transit system. According to NY Daily News, massive 47-inch interactive screens, dubbed “On the Go!,” will be installed into all 468 stations...
NYC continues pushing for tech, plans 47-inch touch screens for subways
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iPad Democracy: With New Online Voter Registration, Canvassers Go Paperless

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Democracy just got an iPad upgrade: Citizens of San Francisco are now being greeted by campaign volunteers with tablets who can perform same-day signups through California’s new online voter registration system. Facebook investor Ron Conway and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee were out registering citizens yesterday to promote the city’s...
iPad Democracy: With New Online Voter Registration, Canvassers Go Paperless
The Mobile Tourist: How Smartphones Are Shaking Up The Travel Market

Security researchers identify transit system exploit in San Fran and New Jersey, create app to prove it

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Mobile security company Intrepidus Group presented evidence during the EUSecWest security conference potentially identifying a major flaw in at least two US transit systems. Creating an Android app named "UltraReset" and using it in tandem with an NFC-enabled Android phone (a Nexus S, in this case), security researchers Corey...
Security researchers identify transit system exploit in San Fran and New Jersey, create app to prove it
Peapod brings 'virtual grocery stores' to Chicago's 'L' stations

Boingo Partners with Transit Wireless to Bring WiFi to NYC’s Subway Stations

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(flickr.com/rafaj) Back in February, Transit Wireless, the company formed to carry out the implementation of a new wireless network for New York's transit system, announced that it would be bringing wifi to 30 of New York's subway stations. On that day, millions of satisfied sighs could be heard echoing across...
Boingo Partners with Transit Wireless to Bring WiFi to NYC’s Subway Stations

Embark NYC Wants To Get You There On Time

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Mr. Hauburger. Kelly Faircloth is a guest blogger for Betabeat. The travails of the New York City subway rider often seem endless, and while that late night map is undeniably snazzy, it’s going to take something a little more technically sophisticated to sort out the average rider’s woes. Enter...
Embark NYC Wants To Get You There On Time
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The Mobile Tourist: How Smartphones Are Shaking Up The Travel Market

Hack To The Future – What would Doc and Marty do?

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This sponsored post is produced by RadiumOne. Hackathons are no longer the province of geeks, they are where some of the best and most innovative ideas are hatched during all night collaborative events where developers openly share ideas and build the next cool thing. In fact, Facebook’s now ubiquitous...
Hack To The Future – What would Doc and Marty do?

Portland's TriMet ushers in mobile ticketing for smartphones

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Not all of Portland, Oregon is dreaming of the '90s. As proof of that, the region's transit system, TriMet, is taking a step into the future by launching the beta test of an electronic ticketing system that lets riders purchase fares from their smartphones. The ambitious effort extends to...
Portland's TriMet ushers in mobile ticketing for smartphones
MTA tests inflatable 'plug' it hopes can shield NYC subway from weather disasters
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?