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October 2, 2014

Pa. P3 board approves CNG project for public transit fueling

Seeking a private partner to develop CNG fueling stations at up to 37 public transit agencies around the state that would also provide public access to the facilities.

September 30, 2014

L.A. Metro breaks ground on Regional Connector light rail segment

The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing LRT lines into two lines, which will eliminate the need for riders to make cumbersome transfers from light rail to the Metro Red or Purple Line subway system, and then back onto light rail, to reach their destinations.

September 30, 2014

Memphis transit chief vows new standards for trolleys

MATA will be overhauling training and repair standards as well as trolleys in the wake of an APTA report that found agency lacking in both areas.

September 29, 2014

Uber adding paratransit vehicles in Philadelphia

The fares for the wheelchair-accessible vehicles are similar to those for the company's existing car service, starting at $12. The Philadelphia Parking Authority, which regulates taxis in the city, says the agency is working to add 45 new wheelchair-accessible cabs this year.

September 29, 2014

Fla. group adds FTA online resource center

TransPortal allows riders to plan for a taxi ride — complete with cost estimate — and use bus, rail, or paratransit, where available, to reach their final destination. The portal’s software then determines the possibilities and modes of transportation needed in the trip

September 29, 2014

RIPTA adds paratransit software system

Agency is challenged with providing quality customer satisfaction with multiple ridership venues from ADA, Medicare, several workshops and Meal-sites, and the associated costs with its paratransit services throughout the state.

September 26, 2014

Ridesharing services face legal threats in California

The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles on Thursday accused the companies of violating California business law and threatened an injunction on its service following a joint investigation, according to a letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

September 26, 2014

No indications of U.S. subway terror plot, officials say

Intelligence and law enforcement agencies have no indications of an ISIS terror plot against U.S. transit systems, two U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN earlier.

September 26, 2014

Tucson streetcar ridership exceeds expectations

By the first week of September, the streetcar was averaging roughly 5,000 per day, and continues to have a high volume of riders.

September 25, 2014

UTA board members complete transit challenge, give feedback

Newly elected UTA Board Chair David Burton, who declined the challenge, said he rides public transit often, but said he didn’t feel he could take it on and "fulfill his obligations."

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