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Ill. transit to improve bus stops for disabled riders

Accessibility| May 18, 2011
FTA grant will enable the Rockford Mass Transit District to add 17 new bus shelters along key routes. The agency has seen a recent spike in senior riders and riders in wheelchairs.

First Transit paratransit driver rewarded for 10 years of safe driving

Accessibility| May 18, 2011
Jesse Estrada has driven more than 262,500 miles and safely transported more than 73,631 passengers throughout the city of Watsonville and around the County of Santa Cruz.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

National senior transportation group names new director

Karen Wolf-Branigin has extensive experience in training and technical assistance at Easter Seals, having served as the director of training and technical assistance at Easter Seals Project ACTION.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

D.C. unveils first wheelchair-accessible taxi service

Each of the 20 vans operated by Royal Cab and Yellow Cab of D.C. features a special back-door ramp and hooks to secure a wheelchair or electric scooter.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

MV Transportation launches new website

The new website offers a comprehensive overview of the company in addition to special features, such as downloadable content, photo galleries and video case studies.
Accessibility| May 17, 2011

Report: Cities forced to look beyond fed funding for infrastructure projects

Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Seattle and Salt Lake City cited as being particularly successful in moving projects forward, due largely to the willingness of local governments to pool resources and their ability to gain consensus on planning and spending strategies.
Rail| May 17, 2011

Caltrain’s express service boosts ridership

Ridership on weekend Baby Bullet trains increased 54 percent in April compared to March. The service, which was suggested by Caltrain riders, was introduced as a pilot program in January. Originally scheduled to operate for three months, it has been extended because of its success.
Rail| May 17, 2011

APTA, partners to host international high-speed rail conference

The 8th World Congress on High-Speed Rail will take place in Philadelphia from July 11 to 13, 2012. The event will bring together both the public and private sectors to provide insight and best practices for implementing high-speed rail projects at every stage – from planning, financing and construction to operations and management.
Rail| May 17, 2011

Alstom, consortium sign $1.1B Italian rail deal

Will supply the infrastructure, including the electric supply systems; electrical substations; traction systems; intrusion and fire detection systems; tracks and platform screen doors to ensure passenger safety for Milan’s first automatic driverless metro line.
Bus| May 17, 2011

FTA grants $6.7M for Albuquerque intermodal center

Located in the heart of Albuquerque, the Montaño Intermodal Center will be an integral piece to the regional transportation network, linking ABQ Ride buses and New Mexico Rail Runner Express commuter rail, as well as a catalyst for redevelopment in the area.

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