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METRO Briefs

Posted on August 5, 2009

S.F. Muni operations chief resigns

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Chief Operating Officer, Kenneth McDonald, announced his resignation on Tuesday. Despite the announcement’s timing, which occurred after a series of collisions, McDonald provided data showing that accidents have decreased during his term. For the full story, click here.

 

U.S. DOT taps PSU professor

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Portland State University professor Robert L. Bertini to be the deputy administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration. For the full story, click here.

 

NYC Transit seeking announcers

NEW YORK — NYC Transit is looking to hire more announcers and conducting a screening process, which involves interviewing and auditioning candidates before they make it to the “Dedicated Announcers Program.”  For the full story, click here.

 

 

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D.C. advocates call on Uber, Lyft to add wheelchair accessible vehicles

For months, Uber has been seeking agreements with a handful of D.C. cab companies to access the companies’ wheelchair-ready vans for use on the Uber Taxi platform. The cab companies, however, are not interested in working with Uber.

Utah's FLEX bus service touted by FTA

FLEX follows a fixed route, but will deviate up to three-quarters of a mile to pick up a limited number of riders who phone and make an appointment. The routes serve both the general public and the disabled, but anyone can request a deviation.

Interactive mapping can aid mobility planning for people with disabilities

Because these maps are interactive, users can input information — say, where sidewalks end or do not exist, or whether a restaurant bathroom is truly accessible — the same way drivers upload traffic information to a navigation app like Waze

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.

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