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Chicago area seniors, disabled to get cab ride discounts

Accessibility| August 17, 2011
City of Des Plaines residents who are either 65 or older or have a disability may be eligible for a new Subsidized Taxicab Voucher Program that will provide a discount of $3 on cab rides.

N.Y. paratransit rider complaints rise with service cuts

Accessibility| August 17, 2011
Staten Island-based Access-A-Ride customers' issues include being stranded at their destinations and difficulty in scheduling with the customer service department. The service recently implemented a number of cost-cutting measures.
Accessibility| August 17, 2011

D.C. paratransit restrictions slow growth

MetroAccess has stopped seeing double-digit percentages of ridership growth after increasing fares and tightening eligibility requirements. Some say the policy changes are too restrictive and are hurting riders.
Accessibility| August 17, 2011

Canada improves accessibility standards

The update reflects the evolution of services offered to travelers with a disability since the original Code was issued in 1998.
Accessibility| August 17, 2011

RouteMatch upgrades Denver paratransit system

The upgrade has positioned the agency to achieve hoped-for improvements in productivity and customer service while also establishing a reliable foundation for monitoring vehicle efficiencies.
Accessibility| August 17, 2011

D.C. Metro renews MV for paratransit service

The new contract, which was effective July 1, 2011, extends MV's term for an additional two years and represents more than $216 million in annual revenue.
Rail| August 16, 2011

MBTA to launch fed-funded wind turbines

Constructing the first of two turbines, one of which will be funded by a federal grant. The first turbine will generate enough power to cover 65 percent of Kingston Station’s electricity. The second will power a rail station and generate surplus electricity for the agency to sell.
Bus| August 16, 2011

First Transit partners with Green Bay Packers

Buses will pick up and drop off fans from designated stops named QB Sneak, Cheesehead, Lambeau Leap and Quick Slant.
Motorcoach| August 16, 2011

MCI to hold pre-owned coach auction

Will sponsor three open houses on Aug. 29 at its Sales and Service Centers to display the company’s pre-owned motorcoach inventory in advance of an online auction of 35 pre-owned coaches that will run Aug. 30 to Aug. 31.
Motorcoach| August 16, 2011

Obama starts tour on $1.1M bus

A Secret Service spokesman stressed the bus wasn't purchased solely for the president and would be used for other dignitaries in the future.

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