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April 24, 2014

Veolia awarded $409M Las Vegas paratransit contract

Contract will begin in August. The service is estimated at approximately one million passenger trips annually.

April 24, 2014

Cubic receives Calif. Clipper card add-on contract

The $7.5 million contract from Metropolitan Transportation Commission to expand the fare payment system to more than a dozen suburban transit agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

April 24, 2014

MBTA extends National Express paratransit contract

The five-year base contract, with two one-year options, has a total value of more than $260 million.

April 14, 2014

Champion's FlexBus to be tested for usability

The study, organized and conducted by the Dallas Smith Corp. and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University of Buffalo, is part of a five-year project to evaluate current bus models and recommend improvements for future designs.

April 14, 2014

Denver cracks down on strollers, carts in wheelchair areas of buses

The policy, initially enacted in 2003, requires large items to be collapsed before boarding and kept with the riders, behind the front area reserved for people with wheelchairs. Riders with disabilities filed a lawsuit because for years, the able-bodied took the seats in the designated area and wouldn’t give them up.

April 14, 2014

30-cent surcharge to fund NYC accessible taxis

Fifty percent of all yellow cabs to be wheelchair accessible by 2020, expanding the largest accessible taxi fleet in the nation.

April 14, 2014

Calif. transit partners with community on travel training program

Victor Valley Transit Authority is donating a paratransit bus to local community group's New Freedom Program. The agency is also providing driver training, parking facilities, routine vehicle maintenance and assistance in meeting federal reporting requirements.

April 8, 2014

Sprinter van gains share in world market, shuttle industry

All Sprinters come in the four-wheeled 2500 models or rear-double wheeled 3500 models with four- and six-cylinder clean diesel options.

April 8, 2014

WTS to honor Boston transit chief, FTA

Presenting its Recognition Awards for 2014 to MBTA’s Dr. Beverly Scott as Woman of the Year; Jeannie Lee, project manager, OCTA, as Member of the Year; Claudia Folska, PhD, Denver RTD board of directors, the Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award, and the FTA as Employer of the Year.

April 3, 2014

Q'Straint opens new research facility

The facility features state-of-the-art technologies such as a HYGE crash simulation system and Phantom high-speed cameras to help study the dynamics in a crash environment as they relate to wheelchair passengers.

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