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September 16, 2014

Pierce Transit picks retired city manager for interim CEO post

The board picked Jim Walton after voting to waive CEO Lynne Griffith’s 75-day resignation notice requirement of her contract so she can start work Sept. 23 as director of the state ferry system.

September 16, 2014

68% of Americans want more transit spending, study says

Survey also found that nearly 74% of Americans support the use of tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation options in their communities.

September 16, 2014

Proterra Selects Toshiba Batteries for Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

Proterra buses will use Toshiba’s Rechargeable Batteries (SCiB™), a safe rechargeable battery solution with high-rate performance and long-life capabilities that is used in a wide range of applications, from EVs to grid energy storage.

September 16, 2014

Mobility Ventures exhibiting accessible MV-1 models at BusCon

Company is showcasing two models of the MV-1 — its standard DX model and its new LX luxury model. The vehicles, both of which meet or exceed the vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, can be seen at Booth #501.

September 15, 2014

D.C. can do more to help seniors age in place, report says

Local policymakers and planners can focus on three areas to help DC's older adults get around more easily: pedestrian safety, public transit, and alternative transit options

September 15, 2014

On-duty paratransit driver caught allegedly soliciting prostitute

Rodrigue Macharie, was driving a Sarasota County Area Transit paratransit bus when police say he drove his bus to North Tamiami Trail and flagged down who he thought was a prostitute, but was an undercover police officer, according to the report.

September 15, 2014

Palm Beach County picks 3 companies to take over paratransit service

Switching from one operator to three new companies is expected to cost $184 million. But the county is banking that the investment in hiring more help will correct late bus pickups and other service problems that triggered a flood of rider complaints, according to the report.

September 12, 2014

NATSCO names new VP, sales & business development

Specializing in a variety of after-market parts for transit buses, highway coaches, school buses and passenger rail, Natsco has brought together an exceptional hard working team of experienced personnel with well over 150 combined years of industry experience.

September 12, 2014

San Diego cab drivers critical of body odor test

For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority run down their checklist for each cabbie, which includes proof of insurance, functioning windshield wipers, adequate tire treads, good brakes. Drivers are graded pass, fail or needs fixing. Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another customer.

September 12, 2014

$600M in TIGER grants announced

The U.S. DOT received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, an increase from the 585 applications received in 2013. Overall, applicants requested 15 times the $600 million available for the program, or $9 billion for needed transportation projects.

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