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D.C. Metro partners with crime prevention groups

Accessibility| October 21, 2009
Agency joins with U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Crime Prevention Council, among others, for "Celebrate Safe Communities," a DOJ-supported initiative designed to spotlight crime prevention efforts and enhance public awareness of crime prevention.

ABA lauds efforts against rogue operators

Motorcoach| October 21, 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) signed two bills, AB 636 and 951, passed by the California State Assembly, aimed at strengthening the penalties against charter bus companies and drivers who choose to ignore or violate safety and licensing laws.
Motorcoach| October 20, 2009

NTSB makes recs to curb sleep apnea

Recommendations call for FMCSA to identify and provide guidance for commercial drivers suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

Ricon ramp features reduced slope

Complies with all applicable ADA regulations and is designed for use by wheelchair users, the elderly, children and others.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

TLPA honors paratransit operator, driver of the year

Bridgewater, Mass.-based A&A Metro Transportation's President Thomas P. Arrighi was named "Operator of the Year," and Adepegba “Tony” Abiodun driver for Challenger Transportation of Gaithersburg, Md., was named the paratransit Driver of the Year.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

ACS to equip SamTrans with real-time arrival info

Specific signs will be equipped with an ADA-compliant audio component, allowing passengers with disabilities to hear what is being displayed on the sign intermittingly.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

Trapeze equips Ohio paratransit service

Software is designed to help dramatically reduce driver wait times and no shows, as well as prevent same day cancellations. Application includes IVR Confirm, Callback and Cancel modules that enable clients to review trip bookings through a computerized voice system to confirm accuracy.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

Workshop teaches transit's accessibility obstacles

Deaf-blind residents of Minnesota are working with transportation officials to make improvements.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

Pace paratransit to increase fares, cut passes

Fare for paratransit riders will change from $2.25 to $3.00 beginning Nov. 15.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

Calif. retirement community offers diverse transit options

Valle Verde in Santa Barbara has built a fleet that includes electric vehicles, coaches, sedans and a wheelchair van to serve residents of its 60-acre campus — with a green focus.

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