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Md. MTA agrees to improve paratransit service in settlement

Management & Operations| January 30, 2017

The agency will hire consultants to review the service and adopt quality-assurance measures for program elegibility and processing applications quicker.

Laketran GM Jurkowski announces plan to retire

Management & Operations| January 30, 2017

Under his tenure, Laketran passed two local sales tax levies in 2003 and 2013, which safeguarded the future of the agency through the passage of a permanent levy.  

Management & Operations| January 19, 2017

PSTA brings together Uber and Taxi to get people on the bus

New program uses Uber and United Taxi to pick up bus-stop-bound riders within eight specific zones throughout the county.

Accessibility| January 17, 2017

Phoenix Transit enhances Dial-a-Ride with 'overflow' service

The approved partnership between Dial-a-Ride contractor MV Transportation and their subcontractor Discount Cab provides overflow service during the regular service day.

Management & Operations| January 3, 2017

TriMet names new executive director for transportation division

Patrick Preusser brings 19 years of railway experience working in both public- and private-sector operations, including freight, commuter, passenger, and transit, all with a dedication to advancing safety and operations.

Accessibility| December 19, 2016

N.Y. paratransit costs skyrocketing, lack of subway elevators cited: study

Access-A-Ride cost $85.2 million and carried 1.7 million rides in 2000, increasing to an estimated $506 million this year for more than 6.3 million trips.

Accessibility| December 15, 2016

Milwaukee transit sets paratransit record with 100K rides

The milestone comes on the heels of MCTS receiving national recognition for outstanding service to the ADA community.

Accessibility| December 15, 2016

Uber, taxicabs vying for New York MTA paratransit contracts

Several months ago, the state agency quietly began a “proof of concept” study in which Access-a-Ride users request a ride and the MTA dispatches one through an e-hail app such as Uber, Arro or Curb, the latter two used by cabs.

Sustainability| December 8, 2016

San Diego MTS deploys propane buses

The minibuses are built on the Ford F-550 chassis and the paratransit buses are built on the Ford E-450 chassis. Each model features a Ford 6.8L V10 engine with a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system.

Accessibility| November 21, 2016

Healthcare tech co. partners with Lyft to provide rides to surgery, rehab

PeerWell will now include transportation scheduling at select hospitals across the country.

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