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Access to public transportation is key for returning military veterans with disability for reintegration success

Accessibility| July 28, 2015

Access to reliable transportation, particularly public transportation, is essential for returning military veterans with disabilities to reintegrate to civilian life and obtain critical medical and support services, according to a new Rutgers study.

D.C. Metro celebrates first year of Silver Line service

Rail| July 28, 2015

More than 35,000 weekday trips were taken to or from the five new Silver Line stations last month, an average of 17,088 riders per day. 

Accessibility| July 27, 2015

CapMetro marks accessibility milestone with achievements

Agency was first in Texas to achieve 100% vehicle accessibility. Took delivery of its first lift-equipped buses in 1986.

Accessibility| July 27, 2015

Houston Metro votes to not completely privatize paratransit services

Board also approved 66-month contracts with two companies to provide drivers — and in some cases, vehicles — to transport disabled and elderly riders.

Accessibility| July 27, 2015

Disability rights expert weighs in on ADA at 25 years

Syracuse.com spoke with Arlene Kanter, Syracuse University professor of law and the director of the Disability Law and Policy Program, about the history of the ADA, its biggest accomplishments and what still needs to be done for the rights of people with disabilities.

Accessibility| July 27, 2015

NYC Transit extends contract with TransCare Corp.

Also reached an agreement with its lenders will allow TransCare to invest in new ambulances, medical equipment and computer systems needed to meet the increasing demands of TransCare’s clients in its areas of service.

Accessibility| July 27, 2015

APTA commemorates 25 years of ADA

Is also calling on Congress to find a dedicated funding solution and to pass a long-term sustainable bill that increases funding for transportation including public transportation.

Security and Safety | July 24, 2015

Fla. man headbutts bus, loses

The force of his headbutt shattered the glass doors and left him more than a little shaken up. The man reportedly woke up and left the scene, but the entire incident was caught on video.

Security and Safety | July 24, 2015

Pellet gun attacks plaguing Nev. transit agency

In the last month, 17 windows on 12 RTC of Washoe County buses have been shot out by vandals with a BB or pellet gun. So far, the vandalism has cost RTC an estimated $20,000.

Management & Operations| July 24, 2015

Denver RTD launches mobile-friendly website

Enhancements on the redesigned site include new ways to customize schedules and the ability to look up the next scheduled departure from a stop or current location with the new Next Ride tool.

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