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Delaware system offers paratransit riders cell phones

Accessibility| September 29, 2009
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.

Long Island adds sedans to paratransit fleet

Accessibility| September 29, 2009
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

CampusLive.com 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.
University| September 28, 2009

UC Davis bus service offers real-time information

Each of the 50 buses in the Unitrans fleet has been outfitted with a global positioning system tracking unit that transmits its location every 10 seconds. In addition, NextBus algorithms use a bus's location, the schedule and historical data to predict its arrival time at each stop.
University| September 28, 2009

Zipcar expands car sharing service to UCLA, USC

Pilot program was made possible by a public-private partnership by Zipcar, Mayor Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council and is intended as a first step toward a potentially larger expansion of car sharing in the Los Angeles area.
Rail| September 28, 2009

Alstom opens bogie test and validation center

Developed a new test bench that can accommodate complete bogies, including underframe, suspensions, transmission and engines.
Bus| September 28, 2009

Parsons appoints global biz dev. manager

In his new role, Adams will lead PTG's global sales and marketing program.
Bus| September 28, 2009

Ratp Dev acquires 2 bus companies

Additionally, Ratp Dev has created a dedicated American subsidiary, Ratp Dev USA, to ensure a successful setup and development of its business in the U.S. The objective is to become a major player in all segments of public transportation, including rail.

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