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Business loans to ease light rail's effects

Rail| July 22, 2010
Of the money for the loans, $1 million will come from reserves from the Metropolitan Council, which is building the $957 million, 11-mile line.

Trans-Bridge Lines unveils low-emission coaches

Motorcoach| July 22, 2010
The 16 new low-emission motorcoaches, manufactured by Motor Coach Industries, feature new engine technology that reduces particulate matter.
Rail| July 22, 2010

Chicago evaluating magazine vending machines for stations

The vending machines, which are from Time Inc. and serviced by The Classic Group, dispense magazines such as People, Time, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly.
Rail| July 22, 2010

Study: U.K. rail users find ticket machines confusing

Customer watchdog Passenger Focus’ results show that some travelers preferred to wait in line to speak to ticket office staff, despite ticket machines standing empty.
Bus| July 22, 2010

209 AC Transit drivers stage ‘sick-out’

From Monday through Wednesday, drivers protested the agency’s unilaterally imposed labor contract, which changes work rules and boosts health insurance costs.
Bus| July 22, 2010

OCTA taps Caltrans’ Beil for capital programs

Jim Beil, Caltrans deputy district director of Capital Outlay Programs, will begin his new post at OCTA on Aug. 16. Will be responsible for directing the delivery of highway, rail and transit capital projects.
Accessibility| July 21, 2010

Easter Seals, TRB to host free accessibility Webinar

"Promising Practices and Solutions in Accessible Transportation" to be held Aug. 2-5. Registration deadline is July 28.
Accessibility| July 21, 2010

Lawmakers announce grant for passenger info system

Representatives and Sen. John Kerry from Massachusetts announce a $745,689 award to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority for the installation of an interactive passenger information system. The system includes trip planning, scheduling and notifications.
Accessibility| July 21, 2010

Gap grant extension to continue paratransit pilot

The Alameda County (Calif.) Transportation Authority provided an extension on a grant to fund a paratransit pilot program that serves downtown Pleasanton. The popular service takes passengers to several stops including grocery stores.
Accessibility| July 21, 2010

Pilot program to offer free rides to paratransit customers

For a six month period starting July 1, CityBus will allow paratransit-eligible clients who possess a Santa Rosa Paratransit identification card to ride for free on any Santa Rosa CityBus fixed route bus.

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