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PB wins EIS contract for Detroit light rail project

Rail| October 20, 2010
The approximately $400 million project is for a proposed 9.3-mile light rail transit system expected to be in operation by 2016. The project is being structured as an innovative public-private partnership, with a private group, M1 Rail, providing funding and participating in the development of a portion of the system.

Prevost announces Webinar series for customers

Bus| October 20, 2010
The program will educate customers about important topics regarding new and existing Prevost vehicles, vehicle maintenance and customer service programs and will allow for discussion between Prevost product and service experts and customers.
Bus| October 20, 2010

U.S. DOT announces $600M in TIGER II grants

Forty-two capital construction projects and 33 planning projects in 40 states were awarded funding. Nearly 1,000 construction grant applications for more than $19 billion were submitted from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
Accessibility| October 20, 2010

Atlanta agency receives FTA funds for paratransit upgrades

MARTA will renovate its paratransit facility, which hasn't been upgraded since it was built in 1974. The agency will also implement an asset tracking system.
Accessibility| October 20, 2010

Foothill Transit chief tapped for L.A. Access Services board

Doran Barnes, who is also the Executive Director of Foothill Transit in West Covina, Calif., will serve as the board’s Chairman for the next fiscal year.
Accessibility| October 20, 2010

Disability advocates sue N.Y. MTA over Access-A-Ride cuts

Agency plans to reduce paratransit costs by $40 million this year and $80 million next year. The United Spinal Association is filing a lawsuit against the MTA, saying it’s not doing what’s necessary to make the subway system accessible.
Bus| October 20, 2010

Calif’s Big Blue Bus added to Google Transit

Integrating Big Blue Bus information with the Google Transit database will be especially helpful for riders using more than one transit system to complete a trip.
Accessibility| October 20, 2010

Pace board releases proposed budget

The proposed Regional ADA Paratransit operating budget adds up to $120.7 million, with a bit more than 78 percent of expenses stemming from service provided in Chicago, and close to 20 percent for suburban service. Ridership is again projected to grow as service changes in recent years have expanded capacity.
Accessibility| October 20, 2010

Pinellas Suncoast Transit adds paratransit contractor

EMT will be one of three companies clients can choose for ambulatory transportation as part of PSTA's Demand Response Transportation program, which provides services for people who are unable to independently use the regular, accessible PSTA buses because of their disability.
Accessibility| October 20, 2010

COTA reinstates Will Call service

The purpose of service is to provide rides for customers who receive ongoing, long-term medical treatment.

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