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D.C. transportation chief pushes for change

Bus| February 25, 2010
Gabe Klein, appointed by Mayor Adrien Fenty to head the District's Department of Transportation, is promoting plans for car and bike-sharing programs and has made some changes seen as anti-motorist.

IBM developing travel program to help avoid traffic

Bus| February 25, 2010
Combining predictive analytics with real-time information about current travel congestion from sensors and other data, the system could recommend better ways to get to a destination, such as how to get to a nearby mass transit hub, whether the train is predicted to be on time, and whether parking is predicted to be available at the train station.
Bus| February 25, 2010

Daimler taps new regional sales manager

As Southern regional sales manager, Denis Gray will oversee the pre-owned motorcoach sales efforts in the South. Gray brings 20 years of experience in the bus and motorcoach industry with him to the position.
Bus| February 25, 2010

SF Muni offering free TransLink cards to youths, seniors

To make it easier for youths and seniors to begin using TransLink, SFMTA is holding a series of promotional events at Muni Metro stations and at the first Sunday Streets event, where customers can apply in person for their free youth or senior TransLink card.
Rail| February 25, 2010

Bombardier wins French double-deck train contract

The framework contract contemplates the design and manufacturing of 860 double-deck electrical multiple units for a total of approximately $11 billion. SNCF also signed a first firm order for 80 trains valued at approximately $1.1 billion.
Accessibility| February 24, 2010

Ohio’s TARTA paratransit ops get new home

After a one-year delay, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority was able to secure the necessary funding to begin building a new paratransit operations facility this summer.
Accessibility| February 24, 2010

Detroit's SMART to make customer service improvements

As part of its budget analysis and efforts to reduce expenses, SMART will convert its 275 fixed-route buses and 110 paratransit vehicles to biodiesel fuel utilizing funds from its 2010 budget.
Accessibility| February 24, 2010

IndyGo enhances Mobility Advisory Committee

Restructured committee will offer a diverse representation of individuals with disabilities and groups who serve them in order to advise IndyGo on development of service offerings that meet the transportation needs of this population.
Accessibility| February 24, 2010

Web Extra: HART to launch door-to-door pilot

The HARTFlex program will offer passenger van service in populous areas with regular stops at crucial destinations such as hospitals and shopping centers. The pilot also will connect to regular and express route bus stops and pickup service.
Accessibility| February 24, 2010

Toronto gradually improves transit accessibility

Residents say the Toronto Transit Commission still has a long way to go before all transit is completely accessible for disabled passengers. Older stations and older vehicles pose problems.

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