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FTA funds 23 Priuses for San Jose, Calif. paratransit fleet

Accessibility| December 16, 2009
Officials say reduced fuel costs and emissions were a main selling point for replacing older sedans with an all-hybrid fleet. With 106 Priuses, the vehicles reportedly represent the largest fleet of its kind in the county.

Laketran budget includes paratransit vehicle funds

Accessibility| December 16, 2009
Agency will not have to raise fares and will add 12 paratransit vehicles.
Accessibility| December 16, 2009

D.C. Metro to review paratransit driver training

Will implement new pilot program in early 2010, which will integrate more interactive training techniques, emphasize service enhancements such as door-to-door service, EZ-Pay, and the use of GPS and other technology.
Accessibility| December 16, 2009

Mentor equips Central Texas paratransit service with ITS

System gives dispatchers the ability to see the exact location of all the vehicles under their care so they can quickly send the closest available driver to a new trip.
Accessibility| December 16, 2009

APTA a partner in older driver awareness week

Goal of event was to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensure older adults remain active in the community.
Accessibility| December 16, 2009

Florida's StarMetro adds 14 paratransit buses

A grant from the FTA paid for the complete replacement of the 14 buses at a cost of approximately $1.02 million.
Bus| December 15, 2009

DHS releases guidance for $253M in transit security grants

Funds granted based on capabilities to reduce risk through training, operational deterrence, drills and public awareness activities; key critical infrastructure and asset protection; and other mitigation activities.
Accessibility| December 15, 2009

Study: transit upgrades reduce climate change costs

Key areas for federal policy action, including climate impacts and adaptation research, transportation planning processes, and federal programs and funding.
Rail| December 15, 2009

Metrolinx acquires ownership of CN rail corridor

Fills rail gap between the agency's east-west Union Station Rail Corridor in downtown Toronto, its Weston Subdivision in west-central Toronto and the northern segment of its commuter rail-line reaching Barrie.
Accessibility| December 15, 2009

Valley Metro director named ‘Woman of the Year’

Carol Ketcherside, deputy executive director, planning, for Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority, began her career in transportation 25 years ago. For 12 years she served as the executive director of the South West Transit Association.

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