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Posted on June 10, 2009

Rep. Carnahan files transit funding bill

ST. LOUIS — On Monday, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan filed legislation that would enable public transit agencies of all sizes to use federal transit funds for daily operating expenses. For the full story, click here.

 

Bus Riders Union organizes against fare increase

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Bus Riders Union of Austin plans to send a proposal to Capital Metro Transit Authority citing fare hikes and service cuts as the main concerns of riders. For the full story, click here.

 

Denver selects interim general manager

DENVER — Phil Washington, who has served as Denver RTD’s assistant general manager for administration, has been selected to fill the spot until a permanent successor to Cal Marsella is found. For the full story, click here.

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Access to public transportation is key for returning military veterans with disability for reintegration success

Access to reliable transportation, particularly public transportation, is essential for returning military veterans with disabilities to reintegrate to civilian life and obtain critical medical and support services, according to a new Rutgers study.

CapMetro marks accessibility milestone with achievements

Agency was first in Texas to achieve 100% vehicle accessibility. Took delivery of its first lift-equipped buses in 1986.

Houston Metro votes to not completely privatize paratransit services

Board also approved 66-month contracts with two companies to provide drivers — and in some cases, vehicles — to transport disabled and elderly riders.

Disability rights expert weighs in on ADA at 25 years

Syracuse.com spoke with Arlene Kanter, Syracuse University professor of law and the director of the Disability Law and Policy Program, about the history of the ADA, its biggest accomplishments and what still needs to be done for the rights of people with disabilities.

NYC Transit extends contract with TransCare Corp.

Also reached an agreement with its lenders will allow TransCare to invest in new ambulances, medical equipment and computer systems needed to meet the increasing demands of TransCare’s clients in its areas of service.

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