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MARTA paratransit riders stuck with higher fares

Accessibility| November 21, 2011
Gwinnett Paratransit passengers wanting to transfer to MARTA end up paying double fares. Officials plan to make the free transfers more consistent when area transportation groups get together to establish a regional fare policy.

Part of Texas paratransit may be outsourced

Accessibility| November 21, 2011
To cope with increasing fuel costs and rides being provided outside the mandated area, the Midland-Odessa Urban Transit District is considering outsourcing part of its paratransit service. GM says increasing fares on a group that typically is on a fixed income wouldn't make up much difference in incurred costs.
Accessibility| November 21, 2011

Southern Calif. transit taps ALC for Dial-a-Ride

Using its Coordinated Transportation Model, American Logistics Co. will provide Lancaster, Calif.-based Antelope Valley Transit Authority with $5 million in savings over the potential life of the contract compared to the agency's previous contract.
Accessibility| November 21, 2011

MV-1 approved for taxi use in N.Y.

The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission approved The Vehicle Production Group's MV-1 motor vehicle for use as a New York City taxicab. Approval allows owners of the more than 13,000 taxis currently operating in the city to begin replacing their vehicles with the fully accessible MV‐1s.
Accessibility| November 18, 2011

APTA Report: PT users save $9,797 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the Nov. 18, 2011 average national gas price ($3.38 per gallon- reported by AAA) and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
Rail| November 18, 2011

Calif., Texas awarded funds for rail

The analyses funded by the Texas grant will examine future ridership and revenue forecasts, capital costs, environmental issues, and routing and station location options, among other important planning considerations.
Accessibility| November 18, 2011

House, Senate passes transportation appropriations

The Conference Committee approved the bill by a vote of 38-1. The House passed the bill 298-121, while the Senate approved it with a vote of 70-30. The bill now heads to the President, who is expected to sign it, thereby completing work on the FY 2012 budget for the Department of Transportation.
Bus| November 18, 2011

MCI's 6000th unit rolls off E/J line

The new MCI J4500s feature a new, smooth, wide-ride suspension, electronic stability control, fire suppression system, tire-pressure monitoring and the newest clean-diesel engine technology.
Bus| November 17, 2011

Cubic wins $454M Chicago open payment system contract

Company will transition the agency from its current agency-issued fare media to an open payment system where customers can use their existing credit or debit cards as a ticket, bringing the retail experience to transit ticketing.
Motorcoach| November 17, 2011

Report: Prevost market share leader two straight quarters

Was the only manufacturer to have three different coach models in the report's list of most popular models. The Prevost X3-45 is the second best-selling coach, the Prevost H3-45 is the third best-selling coach and the Volvo 9700 is the sixth best-selling coach in the industry, according to the report.

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