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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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Mismanagement, service failures cited in N.Y. MTA paratransit audit

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers left stranded; 2.5 million pick-up and drop-off times may have been manipulated to show more favorable performance and less than 50% of one car service’s trips were on-time, according to the New York City Comptroller audit.

Laketran buys 12 paratransit vehicles to meet Dial-a-Ride demand

The new buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift, fold-up seats to accommodate up to four wheelchairs, slip-resistant flooring, an electronic transit door, and a central heating and cooling unit.

Uber to launch ADA-friendly service in Chicago

The new rides, offered through a two-tiered product called UberAccess, will let customers request wheelchair-accessible vehicles or rides helmed by drivers with special training.

Valley Metro, regional paratransit providers do away with transfers

Peoria's acting public works and utility director said for residents a trip that now take two hours to get into Phoenix will drop to about a half hour.

Translink CEO addresses fare gate accessibility concerns

Attendants are meant to be present at accessible transit stations at all times to help any passengers who are unable to physically tap their Compass cards at the gate themselves.

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