Transportation news roundup: NJ rolls out mobile ticketing app, explore Dallas with D-Link

Here are your transportation headlines for Dec. 30, 2013. Want to submit a headline or have a question, comment, or concern? E-mail me.

On this day in transportation history:
1936 – Autoworkers begin one of the country’s first sit-down strikes in a GM plant in Flint, Mich.

NJ Transit rolls out new mobile ticketing app [Progressive Railroading]
njtransitmytix

New Jersey Transit recently completed a systemwide rollout of MyTix, a mobile ticketing program.

Steve Blow: To explore the core of Dallas for free, here’s D-Link you need [DMN]

For a guy who never stopped missing Dallas’ old Hop-a-Bus service, this shuttle is exactly what I’ve been urging for years. I even see homage to the endearingly goofy bunny buses in the color scheme of the D-Link buses.

With Cycling A Growing Choice For Transit, Chicago And Other Cities Tempted By Bike Taxes [AP]

This year alone, Georgia, Oregon, Washington and Vermont considered taxing cyclists. But in other places, including Hawaii and Colorado Springs, Colo., bike registration laws have been in effect for decades.

DART reworks messaging about ice after light-rail shutdown in recent storm [DMN]

As Dallas Area Rapid Transit employees scurried around the clock to revive light-rail service from a historic shutdown this month, agency leaders expressed frustration that another ice storm took the system down.

Yet they couched those reactions with a clear message to North Texans: Shuttered rail service is likely to be par for the course in winter storms.

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