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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.

April 3, 2014

Utah transit equips fleet with SmartDrive

By mid-2014, the transit system will begin using the supplier’s in-vehicle recorders to capture video and vehicle data during the daily routes of its nearly 600 buses and paratransit vehicles.

March 27, 2014

Detroit's SMART needs tax hike to keep operating, agency says

Agency officials say if hike doesn't go through, bus fleet will not be able to operate beyond 2015.

March 27, 2014

S.F. voters support 'Google buses,' poll says

The telephone poll of 500 likely San Francisco voters found that, overall, 57% have a favorable view of the shuttles, and only 18% have a negative view.

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