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Las Vegas paratransit to keep pass, increase fees

Accessibility| September 21, 2011
The fee will change from a variable charge based on time of day and distance traveled to a flat fare. A plan to eliminate monthly passes to save money was thwarted by a public outcry.

Wheelchair-bound riders want better access to Montreal buses

Accessibility| September 21, 2011
Riders demonstrated the difficulty they have with accessing buses. A transit official says the city is planning to install station elevators and offer wheelchair accessibility on all city routes by the end of next year.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

NJ Transit rail station rebuild adds accessibility features

New high-level platforms provide accessibility to customers with disabilities. Agency also rebuilt elevator shafts, a pedestrian tunnel, tunnel stairs and exterior stairs to South Bridge Street, and installed closed-circuit television cameras, new ticket vending machines and electronic customer information signs.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

Tectrans named one of America’s fastest growing companies

Company is the largest public transportation firm on the list.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

New rule strengthens accessibility at rail stations

Passenger railroads must provide level-entry boarding at new or altered stations in which no track passing through the station and adjacent to platforms is shared with existing freight rail operations.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

ROUSH, Flint MTA unveil new propane paratransit vehicle at BusCon

The shuttle on display will be in service by October, while a second propane autogas vehicle has already hit the streets, serving Michigan’s City of Flint and Genesee County.
Bus| September 20, 2011

Toronto Transit to eliminate 482 positions

In an effort to close a $101 million shortfall in its 2012 operating budget, the agency will cut unionized and non-unionized positions. Front line, unionized positions will be eliminated through attrition.
Bus| September 20, 2011

Arboc, All American Specialty merge

The merger will allow the combined business to leverage the operational strength of All American Specialty Vehicles with the sales network and design expertise of Arboc Mobility.
Bus| September 20, 2011

N.Y. MTA unveils interactive touch-screen travel info stations

The sleek, stainless steel enclosure supports a large screen with a colorful display, offering customers information about their entire trip, from planning with Trip Planner, real-time service status, escalator and elevator status, and local neighborhood maps.
Rail| September 20, 2011

Chicago Transit plans to overhaul rail stations

The initiative, performed by work crews comprised of different trade workers called the "Renew Crew," focuses on providing repairs in a more efficient way, creating a cleaner, brighter and more appealing station that improves the customer travel experience.

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