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Calif. high-speed authority, UK sign cooperative agreement

Rail| May 18, 2011
Currently has partnerships with eight other countries for high-speed rail planning and cooperative information sharing, including South Korea, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain.

Megabus to enhance ADA training for employees

Accessibility| May 18, 2011
Will provide refresher training to its employees and contractors regarding ADA requirements. The operator also will improve and modify, where needed, its written procedures to ensure that persons with disabilities receive accessible transportation within the meaning of the ADA.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

Disabled Toronto student appeals TTC paratransit denial

Arti Shivdasani is turning to the Ontario Human Rights Commission to help her counter the agency’s decision, which says she no longer qualifies for paratransit service. The TTC is looking more closely into changes in customers’ mobility and removed 50 people from Wheel-Trans service last year.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

Ill. transit to improve bus stops for disabled riders

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.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

First Transit paratransit driver rewarded for 10 years of safe driving

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.

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