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July 29, 2014

Program to help vets get civilian jobs driving buses, trucks expanded

Program grants state licensing agencies, including the District of Columbia, the authority to waive the skills test portion of the commercial driver’s license application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus.


July 29, 2014

Model helps agencies predict more accurate staffing for bus routes

To accommodate unplanned employee absences (illness, emergencies, etc.), transit agencies must employ a sufficient number of transit vehicle operators to meet the demands of scheduled service, according to a new report by the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium.


July 29, 2014

BusCon football fans can enter to win Colts tickets

In a contest only open to registered BusCon attendees and exhibitors, a video, audio or written testimonial must be submitted. All submissions are entered into a random drawing to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the game.


July 29, 2014

ABC delivers 3 Van Hool TXs to Tenn.

The distinctive red and black coaches for Wise Coaches are equipped with a REI Elite entertainment system, including five 22-inch LCD monitors mounted in Van Hool's exclusive contoured parcel racks.


July 29, 2014

Detroit's M-1 streetcar starts construction

Is the first public streetcar line in the U.S. being supported by a public-private partnership comprised of foundations; corporations; and local, county, state and federal governments.


July 29, 2014

RATP Dev, City launch Ariz. streetcar system

Sun Link, Tucson’s first tramway line, is 3.9 miles long with 18 stops. The line connects the University of Arizona campus to the Mercado District, Arizona Health Sciences Center, 4th Avenue, downtown Tucson and the Convention Center.


July 29, 2014

D.C. Metro taps Cubic for fare conversion

The project is part of the agency’s plan to eliminate paper ticketing from its fare system to all contactless media by spring 2016.


July 29, 2014

N.Y. MTA investing in additional safety measures

Its 2015 budget includes $84 million in safety initiatives, and safety investments will total $363 million over the entire 2015 to 2018 four-year Financial Plan. The MTA Board will vote on next year’s final Financial Plan in December.


July 28, 2014

Ask the Expert: Cherie Leporatti, Travel Trainer (WMATA)

Metro provides group orientations, station tours, trips on training buses, and one-to-one training to over 6,000 transit riders each year. In this interview Cherie Leporttia shares information about her background and Metro’s travel training program.


July 28, 2014

Calif. program wins achievement award

The Transportation Reimbursement Escort Program program has provided a transportation option to seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals of low income who reside in the rural areas of San Bernardino County since 1998.


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