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Chatham Area Transit to overhaul paratransit service

Accessibility| November 27, 2017

Agency is adding more staff and vehicles to its fleet.

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.

Accessibility| August 28, 2017

Car commuters dwarf public transit riders in job access

According to a study, low-income workers who commuted by car had 30 times the access to jobs than those who took public transit. The advent of ridesharing and bikesharing could close the gap.

Accessibility| July 27, 2017

D.C. MetroAccess adding more than 200 new paratransit vans to fleet

The vans are manufactured by Ford with modifications performed by Transit Works in Akron, Ohio, at a total cost of $65,000 per vehicle.

Rail| July 6, 2017

Map to help people with claustrophobia, anxiety navigate London Tube

The new map shows customers routes they can take to avoid areas with large stretches of tunnels.

Technology| May 23, 2017

BART tests hearing loop tech to help those with hearing loss

Riders who use most typical modern hearing aids will be able to toggle a switch on their hearing aids to get a much clearer, isolated sound of announcements made over the public address system, or interactions with the station agent.

Technology| May 23, 2017

[Video] BART Hearing Loop Pilot Project

A pilot project at BART’s Fremont Station is using “hearing loop” technology to help hard-of-hearing customers to better understand announcements and other messages. People who use hearing aids that have T-coil technology (most modern hearing aids) can tune in to the hearing loop and it will pick up public address sounds while filtering out ambient noise.

Rail| February 28, 2017

Metro-North Railroad partners with Zipcar for carshare program

A total of 14 Zipcars are available now through the partnership including a Honda Civic, a Jeep Renegade and a Honda CR-V.

Management & Operations| February 9, 2017

[Video] Your UTA at Work: Paratransit Bus Operator

In this "Your UTA at Work" video, Utah Transit Authority employee Karen Adams talks about her work as a paratransit bus operator and the friendships she forms with riders. Published on Dec 22, 2016

Accessibility| December 5, 2016

Smaller TNCs struggle to fill accessibility gap after Uber, Lyft leave

The large TNCs departed in May after a proposition failed to pass that would have replaced a city ordinance that requires drivers to undergo mandatory fingerprint-based background checks.

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