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S.C. county scrambling for paratransit alternative

Accessibility| November 23, 2010
After Richland County’s proposed penny sales tax increase for bus operations and transportation improvements was voted down in the Nov. 2 elections, the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority may be forced to cut transportation for the disabled.

Azure to deliver 10 hybrid shuttles to N.J.

Accessibility| November 23, 2010
The contract was managed by American Bus & Coach in Trenton, N.J. Goshen Coach in Elkhart, Ind., built the bodies for the buses.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

N.Y. paratransit service steers some riders to public transit

The agency is trying to cut costs by getting senior citizens and people with disabilities who are fairly mobile to take public transit instead of using the paratransit system. A new software program developed by the agency now enforces the "conditional eligibility" of some customers.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

Winnipeg system may become available to people with dementia

The City Council will consider a proposal that would allow some people with dementia to use the paratransit system. The proposal recommends that people with dementia be assessed concerning their ability to use public transit and Handi-Transit.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

Trapeze clients honored for efficiencies, congestion relief

Maryland-based TransIT Services was recognized for serving more than 800 passengers for $50,000 less than a previous year via system efficiencies, while the Western Contra Costa Transit Authority's express bus service was honored for reaching its goal of removing peak trips to reduce congestion.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

Web Extra: N.H. transit to unveil ‘Dial a Ride’ service

As of December, shared curb-to-curb rides will be available through the Carroll County Transit Project, an offshoot of a new program started by a local not-for-profit that helps residents in Northern New Hampshire Counties access emergency assistance.
Rail| November 22, 2010

Florida transit system may share rail with CSX

Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority is discussing with the freight rail company the possibility of sharing rail lines. The aim is to accommodate trains with heavier, faster equipment than light rail to better serve riders.
Bus| November 22, 2010

Blog: Calling on customers to 'Buy Local for Transit'

Community Transit gets a majority of its funding from voter-approved 0.9 percent sales tax within its service district. For 2010, 56 percent of its budget is funded through sales tax, with the remainder being made up by other sources including fares and grants.
Bus| November 22, 2010

Study: 'Millennials' driving less, want alternatives

Research revealed that 45 percent of Millennials (ages 18 to 34) said they had consciously made an effort to reduce how much they drive and 64 percent would drive less if alternative options, including public transportation, car sharing or convenient carpooling (ridesharing), were available in their area.
Rail| November 22, 2010

NYC Transit safety workers falsified inspections

The N.Y. MTA Inspector General’s investigation shows that the workers said that they inspected track signals that direct trains in the subway system and found them to be safe. However, they had never conducted the inspections.

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