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June 30, 2014

Bringing more wheelchair-accessible cabs to D.C., saving millions

Users of Metro’s paratransit service would have the option of riding in any of 33 accessible taxi-vans that would be added to the city’s cab fleet.


May 29, 2014

Fla. launches pilot public transportation system

The Sunshine Turtle Express in South Walton County will be free of charge and run through September.


January 7, 2014

San Francisco to charge operators of tech buses

The agreement, which had been in the works for months, took on added urgency in recent weeks as protesters blocked Google buses in San Francisco and Oakland, according to the report.


December 5, 2013

MBTA adding late night service

Beginning next year, service on all subway lines, light rail and the 15 key bus routes will run until 2:30 am on Friday and Saturdays. Service will not be extended on the commuter rail or ferry.


October 21, 2013

Calif.-based Omnitrans' Go Smart program a huge success

Omnitrans launched Go Smart as a pilot for the 2011-2012 school year by partnering with California State University, San Bernardino; Chaffey College; Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College to offer free, unlimited bus rides to more than 50,000 college students.


September 23, 2013

Brown U. shuttle expanding service in wake of crime spike

A series of armed robberies on campus spurred the university to plan a pilot program to make its nighttime shuttle service available to all community members with a Brown ID. The service is currently only available to students living off-campus.


September 23, 2013

KCATA, Rockhurst U. extend U-Pass agreement

The one-year pilot program is being funded by student activity fees and funds from Student Development/Athletics. Continuation of the program will be contingent upon the availability of ongoing funding.


July 10, 2013

MBTA program to boost ridership on new line

The agency plans on cutting fares and adding service to help attain its goal of increasing ridership by 20%.


March 11, 2013

Washington county launches 4-month paratransit pilot

The Beyond the Borders Connector offers eligible riders transportation to work, medical or social services appointments; the grocery store and other destinations at no cost to the rider.


September 25, 2012

NYCT launching signal priority pilot

System will hold traffic signals green, allowing bus customers to shave time off of their commutes and improving bus on-time performance.


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