TECHNONEWS * UK - New way to get bus just the ticket
Bus passengers in Manchester are the first in the country to be able to pay to travel at new parking meter-style machines
Manchester,England,UK -The Manchester Evening News, by Don Frame -10 Oct 2008: -- The solar-powered devices are being installed along the busy A6 corridor between Piccadilly railway station and Hazel Grove, in Stockport... They are being tested as part of an £82,000, year-long trial. Tickets from the machines enable passengers to travel throughout Greater Manchester. Transport chiefs hope the machines will make it quicker and easier for passengers to get their tickets before boarding buses. Passengers can use only debit or credit cards in the machines, but can still pay with cash on the bus... (Picture: Solar powered bus ticket machine on London Road, Piccadilly)
* USA - ACS Signs $12 Million Transportation Contract With City of Brampton
Dallas,TX,USA -MarketWatch -Oct 09, 2008: -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., today announced a $12 (CDN) million contract with the City of Brampton (Canada) to enable the transit authority to improve the effectiveness of its bus services as well as its future AcceleRide Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services that are scheduled to be operational in 2010... ACS will supply Brampton Transit with an integrated suite of real-time analytical tools that will assist in overall operations management of its 250-vehicle fixed route fleet as well as its nine supervisory vehicles. Brampton Transit will utilize ACS' latest Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system called OrbCAD XP...