Seattle introduces transit fares based on income

The reduced ORCA LIFT fare will be available to riders earning at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, about $23,340 annually for an individual or $47,700 for a family of four.

U. of Cincinnati partners to provide senior transportation

The program, Driving Community Connections, is supported by the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Board of Regents. UC students who volunteer can take a one credit hour online elective course to learn more about the aging process.

U. of Mich donates wireless vehicle tech to local campus fleet

The DSRC technology will allow the WCC vehicle to communicate with other vehicles and help provide vital data for the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment.

Md. MTA audit finds budget gap, fuel overpayments

One major issue the audit found was the MTA effectively paid double for fueling its paratransit fleet, by including fuel costs in the hourly payment and then paying again for fuel separately. The overpayments totaled about $10 million.

Transdev contract extended in La.

Transdev has operated the Jefferson Transit system for over 60 years. The company provides operations and maintenance services for JeT, utilizing 58 vehicles and 122 employees for fixed-route bus and paratransit services.

Paratransit firm in $400K dispute with Miami-Dade County

Transportation America’s 5-year, $208 million contract states the county will withhold the disputed amounts from the company while the dispute is resolved. But, transit officials say they are conceding to TA attorneys who claim the contract language is ambiguous and letting the company hold the cash.

Fla. paratransit subcontractor may get county help

Two Wheels sought help from Palm Beach County after it reached an agreement to terminate its contract with Metro Mobility, which had drawn complaints for poor and unreliable paratransit service.

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