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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.

July 17, 2014

Long Island Rail Road strike averted, deal reached

Provides the 17% wage increase recommended by the Presidential Emergency Board, and includes the first-ever healthcare contributions from the 5,400 workers that make up the eight unions while protecting commuters and the MTA’s long-term financial stability.

July 17, 2014

Cincinnati Metro chief, Garcia Crews resigns

Terry Garcia Crews, who joined Metro in November 2010, plans to return to a successful consulting career in the transit industry and spend more quality time with her family.

July 17, 2014

Nashville MTA hires ex-Pittsburgh agency head as CEO

Stephen G. Bland will begin his new position on August 25. He formerly led the Port Authority of Allegheny County, a multi-modal system with 1,000-plus vehicles and an annual operating budget of $350 million.

July 15, 2014

Former Pittsburgh agency chief in talks to head Nashville MTA

So far, Stephen Bland is the only finalist for the job to return for follow-up interviews. The vacancy at the transit authority was created March 31 when Paul Ballard resigned after 12 years as MTA's CEO to lead the Fort Worth Transportation Authority in Texas.

July 14, 2014

Chicago RTA highlights accessibility of region's transit systems

Commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.

July 14, 2014

Driver facing DUI after hitting SEPTA paratransit vehicle

Authorities say a 48-year-old man driving a Cadillac ran a red light and struck the paratransit bus, which caused the bus to overturn and hit a light pole.

July 14, 2014

Seattle ordinance would charge fee to offset accessible taxi costs

Would generate a 10-cent fee on every ride originating in Seattle with uberX, Lyft, Sidecar, nonwheelchair-accessible taxis and for-hire companies, and pour that money into a fund.

July 14, 2014

Philadelphia to add 45 wheelchair accessible taxicabs

Currently, Philadelphia has only eight disabled-accessible cabs out of a total of 1,800 registered taxis.

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