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N.Y. paratransit offering discounted taxis to disabled riders

Accessibility| January 25, 2012
The "Bee-Line Taxi," a one-year pilot program, is expected to save Westchester County $300,000.

London paratransit users launch bus blog

Accessibility| January 25, 2012
Two disabled passengers created "Bus Diaries," a dedicated website and blog, as part of a campaign to improve public transportation for riders with mobility issues.
Accessibility| January 25, 2012

Niagara Frontier’s planned service cuts burden disabled riders

In a recent forum, Metro Bus Riders said Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's plan to cut 22% of its bus routes by April 1 will be especially difficult for the disabled, low-income citizens and others without their own transportation. The agency recently lost $4.3 million in state aid.
Accessibility| January 25, 2012

Car service bilked $30K from N.Y. MTA’s Access-a-Ride

Wadsworth Car Service admitted to using a fraudulent billing scheme between June 2009 and January 2010. In the summer of 2009 the company’s billings doubled in one month.
Accessibility| January 25, 2012

Fla. transit to seek on demand bus grant

The $1.3 million grant would cover the cost of a new 15-seat bus, on-board vehicle technology and operating expenses for a year.
Accessibility| January 25, 2012

N.J. paratransit adds e-mail reservations

MAPS says e-mail reservations will help enhance the efficiency of its service and will make it more convenient for riders to book their trips.
Accessibility| January 25, 2012

MetroAccess paratransit provider pulls out

Metro and MetroAccess officials say the change won't disrupt its paratransit service for riders and promises a "seamless" transition for riders.
Accessibility| January 25, 2012

N.Y. MTA purchases 30 MV-1s

The vehicle is the first purpose-built vehicle for both ambulatory and mobility impaired customers to meet ADA vehicle guidelines. It seats up to four passengers with a dedicated space for a wheelchair or scooter situated next to the operator.
Bus| January 24, 2012

Md. group votes for busway over light rail for corridor

Citing affordability and timing, the Montgomery County Council voted Tuesday to recommend a busway over light rail, which it endorsed in 2009.
Bus| January 24, 2012

Calif.’s AC Transit selects new BRT director

Arul Edwin, who has successfully managed similar transportation projects from Boston to Seattle, is now the program director for a BRT plan that will modernize and improve East Bay bus service.

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