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TIGGER grant to fund R.I. transit upgrades

Bus| September 29, 2009
The $345,000 will be used to convert to more energy efficient lighting systems. RIPTA expects to save $115,000 in annual electric utility expenses, cutting kilowatt usage by more than half.

L.B. Foster to equip DART rail

Rail| September 29, 2009
Will supply direct fixation fasteners and bonded insulated joints for the first phase of the new Orange Line.
Accessibility| September 29, 2009

APTA: Ridership impacted by economy

Besides nation's unemployment rate, other factors contributing to the ridership decline are service cuts and fare increases. Meanwhile, demand response (paratransit) services grow.
Accessibility| September 29, 2009

D.C. Metro honors individual for accessibility efforts

Richard Pelkey worked tirelessly to make the Metrorail system more accessible after moving to Arlington in the late 1980s after becoming a quadriplegic as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Accessibility| September 29, 2009

Illinois wins grant for greener paratransit vehicles

The $4 million grant will be used to replace 31 paratransit buses with hybrid-electric buses in seven transit agencies across the state.
Accessibility| September 29, 2009

Delaware system offers paratransit riders cell phones

The free phones with free airtime are limited to two functions: calling DART customer service and calling 911. One function could save paratransit riders a lot of inconvenience and the other could be a life-saver.
Accessibility| September 29, 2009

Long Island adds sedans to paratransit fleet

Switch could possibly save LI Bus millions of dollars, with the cost of a Crown Victoria coming in at approximately $22,000 compared to about $100,000 for a paratransit bus.
University| September 28, 2009

Website provides students with on-, off-campus info offers information on nearby restaurants, social networks, weather and news for 88 college campuses across the country.
University| September 28, 2009

Are university services being impacted by budgets?

Some campuses are discontinuing daytime shuttle hours, others are using opportunity to get better pricing for services, while some are reducing frequency of services.
Rail| September 28, 2009

Bombardier to supply very high-speed trains to China

The contract, including 20 eight-car trainsets and 60 sixteen-car trainsets, is valued at an estimated $4 billion. Bombardier’s share of the contract is estimated at $2 billion.

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