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Denver RTD awards smart card contract to ACS

Bus| September 28, 2010
As part of a four-year, $15 million contract with ACS, public transportation users will receive smart cards free of cost from the city, load them with a pre-paid amount. The new system consolidates the different fare options now used by the RTD.

MCI joins APTA ‘Telling Our Story’ initiative

Management & Operations| September 28, 2010
Manufacturer put its Commuter Coach, featuring APTA’s signature campaign graphics, front and center in a caravan at the rally that converged on Capitol Hill last week, urging Congress to increase funding for public transportation by passing a multi-year surface transportation authorization bill.
Bus| September 28, 2010

WebTech Wireless' NextBus awarded L.A. Metro contract

Under the $1.6M contract, NextBus will use its patented technology to process data obtained from all buses in LA Metro’s fleet equipped with GPS devices, then provide real-time, predictive bus arrival information to users by interfacing with the Southern California 511 phone- and website-based traveller information service, LA Metro’s own public website, the website, as well as cell and smartphone text messaging.
Accessibility| September 27, 2010

U.S. DOT grants $9.2M to improve transportation safety, sustainability

The awards to seven University Transportation Centers were made by the DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration. Recipients are using new technologies and developing innovative approaches to improve transportation systems throughout the U.S.
Motorcoach| September 27, 2010

NHTSA: Highway safety programs saved thousands of lives in 2009

Two new reports estimate that seat belts saved more than 72,000 lives during the five years between 2005 and 2009, while child restraint systems and minimum drinking age laws saved hundreds more during 2009.
University| September 27, 2010

Oxford U. installs GPS, cameras on shuttle buses

GPS system will allow real-time bus tracking via the Web and smartphones, while cameras will record audio and video as a security measure.
University| September 27, 2010

Wake Forest U. alternative transportation use doubles

Car-sharing service Zipcar and the university's Wake Line shuttle have both seen upticks in use by students so far this year.
University| September 27, 2010

U. of Illinois cuts commuter shuttle, consolidates on-campus routes

The commuter shuttle was losing money, forcing its elimination, university officials say. A new shuttle service on campus will provide more efficient transportation than in previous years.
University| September 27, 2010

U. of Houston shuttle card swipe policy irks students

University officials want to gather data on the number of students riding campus shuttles, but students sometimes forget their cards or find the requirement inconvenient.
University| September 27, 2010

UC Davis pilot expands mobility shuttle to faculty, staff

Mobility Assistance Program provides rides to disabled individuals with a small fleet of motorized vehicles similar to golf carts.

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