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Nonprofit helps transport disabled in rural Idaho

Accessibility| February 23, 2011
The Living Independence Network Corp. now offers transportation to 1,000 residents by pursuing federal grant funding and implementing a voucher system.

Edmonton Transit approves disabled transit pilot

Accessibility| February 23, 2011
Will equip 50 buses with GPS technology and automated stop announcements by September 2012 to take pressure off its paratransit service.
Accessibility| February 23, 2011

Mich. organization advocates for disabled riders

Disability Network Southwest Michigan’s new Transportation Advocacy Group will work with local transit systems to make them more user-friendly to riders with disabilities in Berrien County.
Accessibility| February 23, 2011

Valley Metro unveils Mobility Center

Created to make travel easier for more than 11,000 passengers who are currently eligible for the Americans with Disabilities Act designation. Will provide in-person eligibility determinations and offer travel training and other programs making the transit system more accessible to local residents.
Accessibility| February 23, 2011

Web Extra: MV Transportation charity arm awards grants

Organizations will use the travel training grants to expand current programs that provide one-on-one training to people with disabilities, so that they have the skills required to travel safely on fixed-route buses or rail systems in their area.
Accessibility| February 22, 2011

MV Sales to acquire BusWest

Management and operations will continue under President Jim Bernacchi's leadership, with all people and positions expected to remain for the foreseeable future.
Motorcoach| February 22, 2011

Coach America, lenders enter amended, restated credit facility

The amended facility resets the applicable leverage ratio test, modifies certain other terms of the facility and provides the company with additional operating flexibility in the future.
Bus| February 22, 2011

Top bizarre public transportation ideas

Innovative ideas include a network of Zipline cables, an energy-generating subway floor and an algae-powered airship.
Rail| February 22, 2011

Fla. Gov. gives rail advocates hope

Backers of the proposed Orlando-to-Tampa high-speed rail line fought last week to restore funding rejected by the Governor, asking to divert the money to a regional group. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has given the advocates until Friday to come up with a new plan.
Accessibility| February 22, 2011

Study: Low-income adults worry about transportation costs

Report also found that low-income individuals who receive transportation subsidies (such as free transit passes) have the fewest concerns, but they still report anxiety about maintaining their subsidies.

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