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MVTA launches 'Driver Assist System'

Bus| November 23, 2010
The system provides a high-accuracy GPS-based position of the bus within the authorized shoulders and gives feedback to drivers through physical and visual enhancements.

Cameras step up NYC bus-only lane enforcement

Bus| November 23, 2010
The cameras snap photographs of offending vehicles' license plates, just as existing red-light cameras do; then a ticket is mailed to the owner's address.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

Web Extra: Charleston, S.C. senior transportation service turns 4

ITNCharlestonTrident is a membership program that provides transportation to senior citizens 65 and over and visually disabled persons over 21 years of age in the Greater North Charleston, Charleston and Mount Pleasant areas, as well as some other outlying areas.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

S.C. county scrambling for paratransit alternative

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.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

Azure to deliver 10 hybrid shuttles to N.J.

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.

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