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July 29, 2014

BusCon football fans can enter to win Colts tickets

In a contest only open to registered BusCon attendees and exhibitors, a video, audio or written testimonial must be submitted. All submissions are entered into a random drawing to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the game.

July 28, 2014

Ask the Expert: Cherie Leporatti, Travel Trainer (WMATA)

Metro provides group orientations, station tours, trips on training buses, and one-to-one training to over 6,000 transit riders each year. In this interview Cherie Leporttia shares information about her background and Metro’s travel training program.

July 28, 2014

Calif. program wins achievement award

The Transportation Reimbursement Escort Program program has provided a transportation option to seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals of low income who reside in the rural areas of San Bernardino County since 1998.

July 28, 2014

Paratransit Inc. taps Clean Energy for CNG fueling

Calif. company is planning to shift its entire fleet, 180 vehicles in all, to CNG in the coming years. An initial 60 Ford E-350 and E-450 CNG-powered paratransit buses will access fuel at the new station.

July 28, 2014

Fla. paratransit system adds IVR system

Features include an automated trip confirmation phone call every evening that will list an individual's trip information for the next day. Customers will be reminded of their pick-up and appointment times automatically.

July 28, 2014

Texas city keeps paratransit service in house

Following an analysis, which was launched in January, the City of Tyler chose to add add vehicles and drivers to keep up with current demand.

July 28, 2014

BraunAbility to end production of paratransit vans

Will focus its efforts on manufacturing wheelchair lifts and wheelchair accessible vehicles for consumer and commercial use.

July 25, 2014

Pierce Transit CEO to retire by end of 2014

Although she planned to retire at the end of 2015 when her current contract was set to expire, Lynne Griffith says, "the time is right because Pierce Transit is stable now.

July 24, 2014

SMART officials say future of bus system rides on tax vote

Agency, which hasn’t sought a millage in more than a decade, says the 0.59 mills would reap $27 million a year to pay for new buses and repairs to old ones and to help balance the system’s $110 million budget.

July 21, 2014

U. of Mich, transit team for physical therapy transportation

The program is a student-run free clinic and combines health education with physical therapy. It is a sponsored student organization under the University of Michigan-Flint.

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