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Posted on October 22, 2008

Maryland transit to face service cuts

BALTIMORE — In an effort to trim about $25 million from its annual operating budget to cope with a drop in transportation revenues, the Maryland Transit Administration plans to cancel bus routes and trim bus and train services. For the full story, click here.

Ohio paratransit strives to improve service

TOLEDO, Ohio — After recently taking over operations from a private contractor, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority has been working to fix computer scheduling glitches, perform deferred vehicle maintenance and improve customer service. For the full story, click here.

L.A. transit coping with AIG near-collapse

LOS ANGELES — Two southern California transit agencies are in a financial pinch after American International Group Inc., a top lender, recently ran short of cash and almost collapsed. For the full story, click here.

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Fla.'s Broward County considering taxis, Uber, Lyft for paratransit

The county would pick up $15 of the tab. With most paratransit rides five miles or fewer, county officials believe $15 likely would cover the entire bill.

Transdev wins Phoenix Dial-a-Ride service contract

Beginning July 1, 2017, the consolidation of two existing contracts will result in one service provider that operates the service, accepts customer calls, verifies customer eligibility, schedules requested trips, and maintains vehicles.

Profile: Chris Pangilinan, Program Director at TransitCenter

When Chris Pangilinan was a little kid, riding in the backseat of his family’s station wagon, the red stoplights annoyed him. “I would think, Why is this so inefficient? Why do we have to stop all the time?” he recalls...

Phoenix Transit enhances Dial-a-Ride with 'overflow' service

The approved partnership between Dial-a-Ride contractor MV Transportation and their subcontractor Discount Cab provides overflow service during the regular service day.

N.Y. paratransit costs skyrocketing, lack of subway elevators cited: study

Access-A-Ride cost $85.2 million and carried 1.7 million rides in 2000, increasing to an estimated $506 million this year for more than 6.3 million trips.

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