CHICAGO — Last week, Pace board members approved a 75-cent fare increase and voted to eliminate the $150 Americans with Disabilities Act monthly pass, in order to help balance the 2009 budget. For the full story, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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