Monday, July 28, 2014

My Bus Pass Isn't This Fashionable; But Then Maybe That's Because It Has My Picture On It

In Boston, you can now wear your bus or subway pass- as a piece of jewelry. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has recently started selling rings of 3D printed wearable technology that have a chip in them that acts as their bus pass. So not only do the people who own them look like they have some pretty unique jewelry, they also look pretty cool when they 'fist bump' to pay for their ride on public transit.

Another cool thing about this jewelry? It came about because of a Kickstarter campaign. Boston Magazine has more details.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.