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METRO Briefs

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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Robotics project aims to aid visually impaired navigate cities

Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute is aiming to incorporate robots, smartphones, mobile applications and crowd-sourced information into a system that can help blind people navigate complicated and unfamiliar urban environments, such as transit stations.

Honolulu's Handi Van chief replaced amid service issues

Last fall, complaints about busy reservation lines and late van pick-ups spiked when a new reservation system began operation.

For disabled students, UW campus accessibility falls short

Karen Brown, a disabled 63-year-old returning student who suffers from lupus, said she must suffer through all types of weather to get to campus via public transportation because she cannot afford the high price of accessible parking spaces on campus.

Paratransit best practices often not implemented, fed report says

There have been great gains in best practices in the areas of eligibility, telephone hold time, on-time performance, no-show policies, and origin-to-destination service, but they are often not implemented, according to the newly released National Council on Disability report.

 

Mobility Ventures donates wheelchair-accessible MV-1 to Fort Worth charity

The event, held in conjunction with APTA's 2015 Bus & Paratransit Conference, recognized Catholic Charities Fort Worth for its dedication to providing service to those in need, according to the company. 

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