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August 26, 2014

MCI delivers J4500s to Ala., Ga.

The J4500, which also recently underwent a design change, additionally offers standard features including flat-screen video monitors, tiered theatre seating and LED lighting, plus performance features including an optimized powertrain for better fuel economy.

August 25, 2014

Ram ProMaster offerings feature accessible options

Robert Hegbloom, head of Ram Commercial, said the the ProMaster and ProMaster City vehicles can now be set up with special equipment to serve paratransit fleets or other commercial customers with limited mobility.

August 25, 2014

S.D. paratransit users brace for changes

The City Council unanimously adopted recommendations that a 22-member transit taskforce put together in the past year. A number of paratransit users and supporters have brought concerns to the task force and the council.

August 25, 2014

New requirements keeping elderly off MBTA paratransit

Nearly two years ago, the MBTA began to require that all applicants for The Ride attend an in-person evaluation, rather than mailing a lengthy application and a doctor’s note. Since the interview requirement began, only 22% of applicants have come from the oldest age brackets.

August 25, 2014

First Transit wins Conn. paratransit contract

The newly awarded contract with the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency is for four years with total projected contract revenue of over $7 million.

August 22, 2014

Rochester's bus system getting a facelift

CEO Bill Carpenter said the new look also reflects an agency going through many other changes, including its flagship project, the Downtown Transit Center — a $50 million bus terminal.

August 15, 2014

King County Metro to offer $1.50 fare card for low-income riders

The agency, which said it will lose $7 million to $9 million to subsidize these rides and cover the processing costs, is only the second big U.S. transit agency, after San Francisco, to offer low-income discounts.

August 15, 2014

APTA: Public transportation users save $10,064 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the average national gas price of $3.47 per gallon.

August 15, 2014

19th BusCon Moves to Indianapolis, Touts Education and More

The Expo will feature plenty of vehicles and technology on the show floor as well as an expanded educational program covering an array of topics, including safety, compliance, accessibility and finding cost efficiencies.

August 14, 2014

Mont. bus service to operate fare-free

It expected the program will increase ridership by 45%, reduce operating costs, and speed-up boarding times, according to the report.

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