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MBTA accessibility gets mixed review

Accessibility| December 22, 2010
The agency has made great strides in improving accessibility over the last four years, but riders still face hurdles in using the system, said a judge appointed to monitor MBTA’s compliance in a lawsuit settlement.

Alstom to equip 121 German trains with ERTMS

Management & Operations| December 22, 2010
The contract is worth approximately $78 million. The trains to be equipped are 71 ICE-T tilting trains and 50 ICE3 trains, which are operated in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Rail| December 22, 2010

Bombardier, Denver sign APM contract

The new contract follows more than 15 years of successful cooperation between Bombardier and CCD. The Innovia APM 100 system is an integral part of the airport's operations and it first opened for passenger services with inauguration of the new airport in 1995.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Valley Metro to take on ADA service

Sun Cities Area Transit will no longer provide transportation services to area residents. Effective Jan. 1, Valley Metro will offer trips to passengers that are ADA-certified and passengers that need life-sustaining trips such as dialysis or chemotherapy.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Web Extra: N.Y. MTA offering $2.25 cab option to disabled riders

The agency has teamed with the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission to provide affordable taxi rides to some Access-a-Ride users. The 90-day pilot program is expected to save N.Y. MTA nearly 17 percent in program costs, or 70 percent per trip.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

IndyGo disperses New Freedom, JARC grants

JARC helps fund employment-related transportation services and activities for low-income individuals, while the New Freedom program supports transportation options for people with disabilities that are beyond those required by the American Disabilities Act.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Sound Transit sets flat fare for seniors, disabled

When new fares take effect at the beginning of the year, senior and disabled riders will pay a flat rate of $0.75 for one- and two-zone ST Express bus and all light rail trips.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

NYCT awards $26M to minority, small businesses

Voucher-based car service, used by the MTA since 2001, helps reduce the expenses associated with New York City Transit's paratransit service, Access-A-Ride.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

FTA awards $20M for motorcoach accessibility

While the majority of awardees received under $100,000 for one or two wheelchair lifts, Greyhound of Dallas, which has a fleet of more than 1,200 coaches, will receive $5.3M to purchase 146 lifts.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Disabled vie for better access in Montreal

Since the city began installing elevators in 2008, six of Montreal's 68 metro stations have been made wheelchair accessible and two more will soon have wheelchair access, however, RAPLIQ says the work isn't being done fast enough.

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