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Portland, Ore. bus driver helps stop suicide attempt

Bus| March 24, 2011
Rick Sound, a TriMet bus driver for 24 years, pulled the woman to safety, who was attempting to jump from the Steel Bridge, with the help of a passenger and a passing motorist.

N.C. DOT begins rail upgrade program

Rail| March 24, 2011
The agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Co., Amtrak and N.C. Railroad Co. is supported by $461 million in ARRA funds, and will include upgrades to tracks and bridges; crossing safety improvements; station expansions in four cities; and construction of a maintenance facility in Charlotte. The funding also will enable North Carolina to improve the speed and reliability of passenger service.
Motorcoach| March 24, 2011

ABC delivers to Wisconsin

Kobussen Buses Ltd.’s new M1235 motorcoach features a wheelchair lift, a four-monitor video entertainment system, Wi-Fi, 110-volt power outlets, a GPS System, ducted parcel racks with individual reading lamps, thermo pane glass, seat belts and aluminum wheels.
Accessibility| March 24, 2011

Web Poll: No-show policy for paratransit

Thousand Oaks, Calif. approved a new policy that would establish consequences for Senior Dial-A-Ride and ADA riders who frequently don't show up at their requested pickup times or who give less than two hours' notice when they cancel.
Motorcoach| March 23, 2011

NTSB to hold bus, truck forum on status of improvements

Representatives from federal and state agencies, the trucking and bus industries, unions and advocacy groups will serve as panelists during the forum.
Accessibility| March 23, 2011

First Transit awards DriveCam 5-year contract

In addition, First Transit committed to implementing DriveCam's latest product release, an advanced Fuel Management solution, on key segments of its fleet.
Motorcoach| March 23, 2011

2 companies collaborate to promote UMA Expo 2012

This is the first time Bethesda, Md.-based Frost Miller Group will work in conjunction with Naylor on the oldest trade show for the motorcoach sector in the U.S.
Motorcoach| March 23, 2011

Trailways adds Canadian operator

McCoy Trailways is strategically located between Toronto and Montreal, which is only about 30 minutes from the U.S. border.
Accessibility| March 23, 2011

Web Extra: D.C. Metro programs empower disabled riders

Alternatives to paratransit offered by the agency have enabled it to contain costs and provide riders with disabilities with more affordable transportation options.
Accessibility| March 23, 2011

TTC names first chief customer service officer

Chris Upfold spent almost 10 years working for the London Underground in a variety of roles, most recently as head of revenue and Inclusion, where he was responsible for planning, developing, and delivering improvements focused on customer perception and satisfaction.

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