Linklist: April 24, 2012

SR sends me to Freep: Charitable contributions funding Detroit LRT: Woodward light rail line group says it will pay for first 10 years of operations

GigaOm: U.S.’s first smartphone rail ticketing service headed for Boston: “Boston rail commuters will soon have a mobile alternative to traditional paper tickets, allowing them to use their smartphones to buy and display their train tickets. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which serves 1.3 million people a day, will launch the U.S.’s first smartphone rail ticketing system this fall through a partnership with Masabi, a London company which has been rolling out mobile ticketing services in the UK.”