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ARRA to fund Alabama transit

Bus| September 29, 2009
The city of Gadsden will use the funds for the purchase of four 30-foot passenger vehicles, acquisition of equipment and services and the construction of two covered transfer facilities.

RailComm recognized by Inc. magazine

Rail| September 29, 2009
Software provider ranked by magazine’s Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Acknowledged because of its revenue growth of 208.2 percent from 2005 to 2008. Ranked 1,528 on the overall list.
Motorcoach| September 29, 2009

Daimler Buses delivers 2 Setras to Va.

The two new Setra S 417 coaches delivered to Scenic America each feature the TopSky, a unique unobstructed view of the sky that creates an open feeling to the coach.
Bus| September 29, 2009

TIGGER grant to fund R.I. transit upgrades

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.
Rail| September 29, 2009

L.B. Foster to equip DART rail

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.

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