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Report: $2 trillion per year global infrastructure deficit

Bus| May 20, 2010
Finds that the most successful infrastructure projects exist where the private sector has been involved through the full lifecycle of a project in public-private partnerships (PPPs) where the private and public sector cooperate to augment the efficiency of the project.

D.C. Metro requests funding from feds for safety

Accessibility| May 20, 2010
GM Richard Sarles reiterated the transit agency's request for $150 million in fiscal year 2011.
Accessibility| May 20, 2010

Initiative encourages women to pursue transportation careers

Will support the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through a strategic partnership between the U.S. DOT and the Women’s Transportation Seminar International.
Accessibility| May 19, 2010

Report: TheRide compares favorably with peers

The presentation showed that TheRide's financial and operating statistics are within expected ranges of those of its peer systems.
Bus| May 19, 2010

Rogoff: Administration committed to public transportation

FTA chief made the remarks during a transit conference in Boston. He also asked attendees to make an honest assessment about the state of their current transit system when making financial decisions including system maintenance and system expansion.
Accessibility| May 19, 2010

Disabled riders dominate CapMetro CEO forum

Attendees asked the two finalists -- Linda Watson and Deborah Finn -- about accessibility issues such as ramps for bus stops.
Accessibility| May 19, 2010

APTA: American Power Act will draw funds from transit

Although the legislation would generate $19.5 billion in revenues from transportation motor fuels in 2013, 77 percent of the revenue would be diverted away from investment in public transportation and other surface transportation in the first year, according to the association’s president, William Millar.
Rail| May 19, 2010

Alstom opens train maintenance facility in the U.K.

As a result of a $21.7-million investment from Network Rail, the U.K. railway infrastructure operator, the Edge Hill site in Liverpool is now able to receive up to eight high-speed tilting Pendolino trains for maintenance every night, rather than the five it formerly handled.
Accessibility| May 19, 2010

Study: Wheelchair passengers' injuries due to misuse of restraints

Accident data showed that in most of the crashes the wheelchairs were secured, however, seat belts weren't always used or fastened the right way; and in some instances, people slid from under lap belts and were injured.
Accessibility| May 19, 2010

Paratransit customers fear service reduction under new contract

Brockville, Ontario, has a new contract for paratransit service that effectively reduces the number of available buses from a maximum of four to two. City officials are confident the new system will provide enough rides, as long as customers book at least a day in advance.

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