Topic : accessibility

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Lyft, Trapeze partner for paratransit rides

Accessibility| November 1, 2017

Officials at Trapeze said that giving transit agencies that use Trapeze software the ability to schedule rides through Lyft’s ride-sharing platform will help lower operational costs while increasing ride availability.

NYC to add 180 new articulated buses to fleet

Bus| October 25, 2017

Will award two contracts totaling $150 million to New Flyer and Nova Bus for the wheelchair-accessible, low-floor, 60-foot articulated buses that will feature visibility improvements for bus operators.

Accessibility| October 23, 2017

NFTA, U. of Buffalo study challenges faced by riders with disabilities

“It’s our hope that our research findings will guide standards that will make buses more accessible to all,” says UB prof. Victor Paquet.

Security and Safety | October 10, 2017

Evolving video tech to solve the toughest fleet problems

Recorded video can be organized with tags that are associated with hardwired triggers — like when a ramp is deployed — or cloud-based triggers from third-party software, like collision avoidance systems.

Bus| October 5, 2017

Creative Bus Sales becomes master distributor for ARBOC’s transit rail products

Dealer partnership includes new Spirit of Equess bus on exhibit at the APTA Expo in Atlanta.

Technology| September 11, 2017

BusCon 2017 product showcase

A look at the products that will be featured on the show floor during BusCon 2017: Sept. 11-13 in Indianapolis.

Accessibility| September 11, 2017

10 Steps for Transit Agencies Starting Travel Training Programs

Although traditionally offered through public transportation agencies, schools, senior service agencies, non-profit organizations and mobility managers may also conduct professional travel training.  

Accessibility| August 28, 2017

Mich.'s Blue Water Area Transit adds Q'Straint Quantum securement system

Wheelchair-using passengers simply push a button to engage the system’s automatic locking sequence. Quantum’s arms move into position and secure the passenger’s mobility device by gripping its wheels. The system continues to adjust its grip as needed during the bus ride.

Sustainability| August 8, 2017

Omaha Metro to add 9 CNG vehicles to paratransit fleet

The introduction of CNG-powered vehicles is part of a larger sustainability initiative by Metro to transition to more environmentally-friendly fuel options, such as CNG and clean diesel.

Accessibility| July 31, 2017

Study focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

Rural residents are sometimes forced to make the difficult decision of staying in place or moving closer to healthcare and other services.

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