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Tallahassee gets first hybrid paratransit bus in Florida

Accessibility| May 19, 2010
In April, Tallahassee's StarMetro introduced the first hybrid paratransit bus in the state into its fleet. Champion's Hybrid Ride bus can improve fuel economy by 25 to 40 percent, local news outlets report.

New paratransit routing software launched

Accessibility| May 19, 2010
Route Coordinator makes scheduling, recording, reimbursement scheduling and report filing easier to manage, and in less time.
Accessibility| May 19, 2010

First Transit wins Reno paratransit contract

First Transit will begin management of the $30.4 million contract on July 1. First Student has provided fixed route service in Reno since 1978.
Accessibility| May 19, 2010

Travel Trainer group to meet in Baltimore

The provision of travel training/travel instruction is one part of the array of services that comprise a broader “mobility management” plan.
Accessibility| May 19, 2010

Propane-fueled van introduced at APTA conference

The 15-passenger van comes in a paratransit configuration and qualifies as a super-ultra-low-emission vehicle (SULEV II), which means, on average, 90 percent cleaner than the average new model-year vehicle.
Bus| May 18, 2010

London double-decker hybrid bus design unveiled

The open platform feature, shared with the old Routemaster design, allows the reinstatement of a hop-on, hop-off service. Three doors and two staircases will aid speedier and smoother boarding.
Bus| May 18, 2010

Cap Metro CEO finalists address concerns

Watson and Finn addressed community questions, including how they would regain the public's trust and improve service, during a public forum
Bus| May 18, 2010

Allison: Fla. fleet sees 56 percent fuel economy gain with hybrid

The agency reported that its 10 hybrid equipped buses got an average of 6.4 miles per gallon (MPG) compared with 4.1 MPG for their standard buses.
Bus| May 18, 2010

Ford Foundation allots $200M for TOD initiative

The goal is to expand opportunity among all people in any given metro region by ensuring that metropolitan communities plan together and collaborate on such common challenges as affordable housing, infrastructure investments, education and job creation.
Bus| May 18, 2010

Teens seek better relations with MBTA police

After a survey conducted by a community organization shows tension between teens and MBTA transit police officers, the organization asked the Transit Police to create an officer-youth advisory board and institute regular, mandatory training workshops for officers.

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