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APTA issues 'alert' to contact Congress to support capital grant program

Government Issues| March 30, 2017

The Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program would be phased out in President Trump's FY 2018 "skinny budget" proposal.

Profile: Chris Pangilinan, Program Director at TransitCenter

Accessibility| February 9, 2017

When Chris Pangilinan was a little kid, riding in the backseat of his family’s station wagon, the red stoplights annoyed him. “I would think, Why is this so inefficient? Why do we have to stop all the time?” he recalls...

Security and Safety | January 12, 2017

L.A. Metro launches sexual harassment counseling hotline

The 24/7 hotline will be staffed by counselors from the community advocacy organization Peace Over Violence, which has 45 years of experience counseling victims of sexual abuse in Los Angeles County.

Accessibility| September 10, 2015

Uber, Lyft must improve access for riders with disabilities, Calif. advocates say

During a hearing with LAX's disability advisory committee this year, Uber representatives said they had about 10 wheelchair-accessible vehicles available in L.A., provided by a non-emergency medical transportation company.

Rail| September 22, 2014

Princeton Dinky advocacy group will not appeal decision

The Surface Transportation Board ruled in July that New Jersey Transit is exempt from federal oversight. Two lawsuits filed by residents and the group Save the Dinky are still active at the New Jersey Appellate Division level.
Accessibility| July 8, 2014

Biking to N.Y. airport faster than public transport

A yellow taxi won the “Race to LaGuardia,” beating out the airport shuttle, Uber car service, Citibike, subway, train and bus, according to the study by Global Gateway Alliance.
Accessibility| May 12, 2014

N.J. advocate appeals for curb-to-curb service

Says the service is necessary because existing township, county and private services are not adequately meeting the needs of seniors and people with disabilities in the community.
Management & Operations| January 17, 2014

Advocacy group responds to Princeton rail station ruling

Save the Dinky Inc. said the ruling was important for the group because it affirms that the cutback of rail service to Princeton to benefit Princeton University was in fact a decision by New Jersey Transit.
Bus| November 20, 2013

Cincinnati mayor-elect to review streetcar alternative

Will study the costs and benefits of Hop On Cincinnati, a downtown trolley bus system, as a potentially more affordable alternative.
Bus| November 20, 2012

Advocacy group pushes for rural bus subsidy

Transport Action Atlantic said that rural New Brunswick is at risk of being without any bus service if the provincial government does not subsidize it. Acadian Lines, which previously served the region, said it could not make a profit providing the service.
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