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Calgary Now Using Transit App with Free Royale Subscription for Riders

Calgary Transit announced on Tuesday it has now retired its YYC Transit app, in favour of Montreal-based app Transit. Earlier this year, Calgary chose Transit as its next app provider for trip planning. The city was already Transit to power its YYC Transit app, but with the shift to Transit, riders will get a free...

Milton Transit and Cornwall Transit Join Transit Royale Subscription Platform

[caption id="attachment_358447" align="aligncenter" width="1277"] Image: Transit[/caption] Montréal-based Transit on Thursday announced the addition of Ontario's Cornwall Transit and Milton Transit services to its 'Transit Royale' subscription service. Transit is a public transit navigation app that serves 300 cities across the globe, including Quebec City, Toronto, Montréal, and Victoria. The app offers accurate real-time predictions, step-by-step navigation, trip...

Transit App Launches ‘Transit Royale’ Subscription Service

[caption id="attachment_358447" align="aligncenter" width="1277"] Image: Transit[/caption] Montréal-based Transit launched 'Transit Royale' last week — a new subscription service that offers full departure schedules, maps for transit lines in every single city the app operates in, special app themes, and customizable icons based on transit systems from different parts of the world. Transit Royale subscribers will...

Transit Launches Montreal’s First Mobile Fare for ARTM

The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM), the Montreal region's public transit governing authority, has partnered with Transit to launch a new single-ride bus fare valid on buses operated by the region’s four agencies: exo, Réseau de transport de Longueuil, Société de transport de Montréal and Société de transport de Laval. The fare includes free...

BC Transit Launches Real-Time Bus Info in Victoria; Transit App Adds Support

Earlier this year, BC Transit in Victoria, B.C., started final testing in the province’s capital for the NextRide live bus tracking web app. As of July 25, NextRide launched in Victoria, offering residents real-time bus info for their rides. BC Transit also offers real-time GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) feeds for third-parties and developers and...

TransLink’s Tap-to-Pay System Hits One Million Contactless Payments

TransLink, which operates the regional transport network in Metro Vancouver, has reached a big milestone. Since the introduction of its new Tap-to-Pay system on May 22, the company's 160,000 unique users have made more than one million contactless payments. The new payment option for the transit company allows customers to use tap-enabled credit cards and...

City of Peterborough May Get Long-Awaited Transit App

According to a new report from The Peterborough Examiner, the city of Peterborough will be getting a new transit app that will notify users about bus information directly from their smartphone. The app will be launching soon if city council approves the required technology that will be installed on buses. On Monday evening, the council...

Google Updates Maps with Wheelchair Accessible Routes [u]

Google has announced a new feature in Google Maps, which shows wheelchair accessible routes. The long-awaited update helps people to find timely ways to navigate urban areas that are notoriously unfriendly to people with mobility needs. Accessing accessibility route on Google Maps, on the other hand, is really easy. Simply type your destination as you...

New App Designed to Collect Transit Data Launched by University of Toronto

Researchers at the University of Toronto are introducing a new app for iOS and Android today, which has been designed to gather transit data that will help local governments in making transit planning and funding decisions. According to Global News, the Android version of the free "City Logger” app will be released in Goole Play store today, while...

Edmonton Will Not Include Uber Into New Transit Strategy

After a narrow vote on Tuesday, Edmonton officials decided that they won't even start a conversation with Uber about partnering for a new transit strategy. Council voted 5-5 against exploring the option, but the tied vote failed, while three councillors were absent. Some of the cities in North America have found an Uber partnership involving subsidized...