MIAMI — Harpal Kapoor, director of Miami-Dade Transit is stepping down from his job after failing to restore federal funds that were suspended since last November, reported The Miami Herald. To read the full story, click here.
The bill would create a new license for TNCs, including companies like Uber and Lyft, making it mandatory to pay a $5,000 fee, conduct background checks on drivers and maintain at least $1 million in liability insurance in order to operate in Wisconsin.
Agreement covers use of Dallas Smith's existing and future commercial bus technologies as optional features on the Champion Bus LF Transport™ low-floor model. Dallas Smith’s existing patented technologies include the Equalizer Ramp® and the IntelliSYNC® electronically-controlled “smart” suspension system, with low-speed OverRise™ function.
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority's $600,000 state grant will be used to buy the seven-seat minibuses that can hold up to two wheelchairs. The vehicles will be given to private transportation companies that serve as contractors for the paratransit system.
The agency agreed to implement stronger anti-fraud controls recommended by the inspector general’s office. The report doesn’t identify who carried out the fraud or quantify the cost to the MTA.
The energy will be used to help power the vehicles and run the climate control systems, lights, ramps and wheelchair lift while the buses are stopped, eliminating the need for idling.
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