Topic : paratransit

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D.C. Metro to review paratransit driver training

Accessibility| December 16, 2009
Will implement new pilot program in early 2010, which will integrate more interactive training techniques, emphasize service enhancements such as door-to-door service, EZ-Pay, and the use of GPS and other technology.

Mentor equips Central Texas paratransit service with ITS

Accessibility| December 16, 2009
System gives dispatchers the ability to see the exact location of all the vehicles under their care so they can quickly send the closest available driver to a new trip.
Accessibility| November 17, 2009

Web Extra: S.F. Bay Area non-profit assists senior riders

LIFE ElderCare’s VIP Rides program links senior citizens and non-seniors with disabilities with volunteers, who assist them in their transportation needs. The non-profit has worked with city paratransit programs since 2004.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

TLPA honors paratransit operator, driver of the year

Bridgewater, Mass.-based A&A Metro Transportation's President Thomas P. Arrighi was named "Operator of the Year," and Adepegba “Tony” Abiodun driver for Challenger Transportation of Gaithersburg, Md., was named the paratransit Driver of the Year.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

Trapeze equips Ohio paratransit service

Software is designed to help dramatically reduce driver wait times and no shows, as well as prevent same day cancellations. Application includes IVR Confirm, Callback and Cancel modules that enable clients to review trip bookings through a computerized voice system to confirm accuracy.
Accessibility| September 29, 2009

Illinois wins grant for greener paratransit vehicles

The $4 million grant will be used to replace 31 paratransit buses with hybrid-electric buses in seven transit agencies across the state.
Accessibility| September 2, 2009

METRO Briefs

Audit: more efficient transit scheduling could save millions. N.Y. bus to replace paratransit vehicles with sedans. Bill targets riders with odor.
Accessibility| September 2, 2009

MV partners with VPG, taps new sales unit president

Will sell and lease VPG’s purpose-built accessible vehicle, the "MV-1," to organizations receiving public transportation funding from governmental entities in the U.S. Gary Willms named President of bus sales subsidiary MV Sales and Leasing Inc. (MVSL).
Accessibility| August 4, 2009

MV retains $2.1M Southern California contract

Will operate and manage 32 county vehicles while continuing to improve the level of service provided to the community.
Accessibility| July 29, 2009

MV transitions entire fleet to DriveCam

Started installing system in 2004 under a self-review model, and will now use DriveCam’s Managed Services Program in all vehicles.

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