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2012-08-07 02:20:37

RA'ANANA, Israel, August 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced that Lima's electric train authority, Autoridad Autonoma Tren Electrico (AATE), has implemented NICE's integrated security solutions at Lima Metro, the new mass transit system for Lima, Peru, which is the fifth largest city in Latin America. Serving millions of passengers monthly, Lima Metro is using the NICE solutions portfolio to address security, safety, and operational risks on the...

2012-07-30 23:00:42

Company currently supports gating equipment, rail and mobile phone validators, ticket vending machines and regional networks San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 Cubic Transportation Systems has received an extension to their system support services contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (Metro) for the components of the Universal Fare System (UFS) fare collection system that is the foundation of the regional contactless smart card branded as TAP. The...

2012-05-30 14:20:09

Council Action Initiates Process for Houston to have second International Airport HOUSTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an overwhelming vote of 16-1, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council today approved Southwest Airlines' plans for international service at Hobby Airport (HOU). The expansion will mean flights to Latin America from Hobby by 2015, if the federal government approves a new customs facility necessary to screen international passengers. (Photo:...

2012-04-20 10:20:17

OAKLAND, Calif., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, and 511 wants to remind people about the numerous choices they have to help protect our air and climate. With vehicle exhaust from automobiles causing smog and accounting for nearly half of the greenhouse gas emissions in the San Francisco Bay Area, residents can help the environment by driving less and choosing alternative forms of travel. "511 offers many tools for commuters to go green and to help the...

2012-03-26 10:20:36

OAKLAND, Calif., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Bay Area's award-winning 511 traveler information system has released the iPhone version of its comprehensive transit trip planner app. The free 511 Transit App, designed for use on the iPhone 4, uses GPS to efficiently plan and map trips on more than 30 Bay Area public transit agencies. The new iPhone app comes on the heels of an Android version that was released on February 22. "What makes this app so powerful is that it...

2012-03-01 15:11:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With gas prices continuing to rise in the Bay Area, 511 is reminding travelers about the numerous transportation options available to help cut their commute costs. Recent surveys and news articles are reporting that Californians are paying almost $5 for a gallon of regular gas. To help alleviate the cost of driving alone, 511 encourages Bay Area commuters to consider the following: Join a carpool. Carpool with a co-worker or friend, or find a...

2012-02-22 17:22:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area's 511 traveler information system is now offering its first smartphone app for transit users. The free 511 Transit App is a multiple-agency public transit trip planner using GPS-based location tools for smartphones. Ideal for a daily commute, weekend errand or occasional trip, the app serves both residents and visitors who are planning transit trips within the nine-county region. "We are pleased to offer this unique and...

2012-01-10 16:37:00

Mineta Transportation Institute's free report shows differences, similarities in rider needs. SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) has just published a report that uses a study of Atlanta's multi-modal, multi-destination transit network to recommend improvements that may help increase overall ridership. Understanding Transit Ridership Demand for a Multi-Destination, Multi-Modal Transit Network in an...

2011-12-20 15:15:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area's Clipper(®) transit fare-collection program has hit the magic 1 million number -- 1 million active cards in circulation, that is. Staff at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) credit the surge to transit operator campaigns to transition more riders, especially youth and senior riders, from paper tickets and passes to the reloadable Clipper card before the end of the year. As of Friday, December 16,...

2011-11-18 17:46:00

Maps highlight the many important points of interest along the 11.5-mile Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa, and how train riders can access those points using a bus, bike or on-foot MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority released interactive maps today for the five corridor cities along the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa. The maps - which reside on the Authority's website - highlight...