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Improving accessible transportation through coalition building

Accessibility| October 26, 2011
Bringing numerous stakeholders with varying agendas together to build a strong coalition with united goals, is an effective way for a community to create, advance or improve accessible transportation.

Md.’s TransIT drivers awarded for safety, customer service

Accessibility| October 26, 2011
The Transportation Association of Maryland, an association of rural and urban transportation providers, named two of Frederick, Md.’s TransIT drivers as the 2011 Best in State for both fixed-route and paratransit services. Devin Naylor is Maryland’s “Fixed-Route Driver of the Year” and Tracy Carson is “Paratransit Driver of the Year.”
Rail| October 26, 2011

San Francisco MTA names yard after Cameron Beach

Was a member of the SFMTA board of directors for more than four years and was especially admired for his transit expertise and passion for public transportation. His career in transportation spanned 44 years, including 25 years with the Sacramento Regional Transit District.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Service for blind students exempted from Denver RTD cuts

Agency approved a service cut plan that will save $10.7 million next year, but included a last-minute amendment that saves peak-hour service on one bus route crucial to many blind transit users.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Toronto Transit redesigns Metropass to help blind riders

The “clipped” edge at the top-left corner of the pass indicates the direction the pass needs to be swiped at a turnstile for smooth, fumble-free entry. The new design was advocated by the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation to assist blind and visually impaired transit users.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Fla.’s PSTA adds paratransit contractors

Awarded the five-year contract for wheelchair service to Care Ride Transportation and the five-year deal for ambulatory service to Gulfcoast Yellow Cab. The total value of the two contracts is just less than $21 million over five years.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Hampton Roads to use taxis for some paratransit customers

HRT estimates about 40 percent of trips, mostly at night and on weekends, will be moved to cabs, beginning in December.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

GRTC chooses Tectrans for specialized services

The agreement includes the daily operation of specialized demand response and paratransit services for all eligible passengers in the GRTC service area.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

L.A. paratransit provider reduces claims by 50.2 percent

Results from the second quarter of 2011 show that Access Services lowered the number of claims by 50.2 percent compared to the baseline period, during which in-vehicle recording equipment was calibrated and drivers and supervisors were trained.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

A-Z Bus Sales wins Calif. CNG paratransit contract

Company provides sales and service for new and used buses, financing of all buses through a large nationwide network, and offers parts and services, including emissions testing and diesel engine retrofits and warranty repairs.

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