Few UTA trustees embrace transit-only challenge
Alex Cragun says Utah Transit Authority board members are unwittingly proving his point that it’s tough to depend on UTA trains and buses to get to work or move around freely. Last month, he challenged the 16 board members to limit their transportation to just UTA for 7 consecutive days. Three accepted, four declined and Cragun says he cannot get answers out of the rest. Salt Lake Tribune, Sept. 9
MARTA is soliciting Project Vision Statements from local and national developers capable of developing the air rights at 4 rail stations into vibrant, visionary mixed-use projects that can be upheld as a national standard for its transit-oriented development program. Read more...
UTA to test distance-based fare structure The Utah Transit Authority has launched a new initiative aimed at figuring out the best method of fare payment and collection across the agency's multi-modal transit system and has begun testing of a distance-based fare structure as part of the Fare Policy Analysis Project.
Deseret News, Sept. 8
MARTA to test video surveillance software that identifies crime Can a computer program catch a bad guy before he even commits a crime? MARTA will soon see. The Atlanta transit agency has contracted with a Houston-based security firm to analyze its surveillance video using an artificial-intelligence-based software that “learns” to distinguish normal behavior from that which seems suspicious. Journal-Constitution, Sept. 2