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Va. OKs 60 new wheelchair-accessible taxis

Accessibility| December 15, 2014

The County Board agreed to award 50 certificates to All Access Taxi, which has a fleet of vans serving people with disabilities.

Boston to pilot needs-based paratransit discounts

Accessibility| December 15, 2014

A total of 600 customers will be eligible for the six-month pilot, which will cost $480,000. The program did not require a vote by the state’s Transportation Board, though some members voiced support and others questioned whether the goal of lowering fares for low-income riders with disabilities could be accomplished another way.

Accessibility| December 15, 2014

Did Uber price gouge during Bay Area 'stormageddon'?

Customers took to Twitter on Thursday morning amid the biggest storm to hit the region in five years to complain that Uber was charging 3.8 times its normal fare rates.

Management & Operations| December 15, 2014

Carsharing services face stricter rules from N.J. lawmakers

Services like Uber and Lyft would have to apply for permits, provide proof of insurance of up to $250,000 per incident and drivers would have to have vehicles inspected and have clean driving and criminal background histories.

Management & Operations| December 12, 2014

Van Fosson to lead Brookville Equipment

Will oversee the Pennsylvania-based manufacturer’s long-term strategy and daily operations across all business units, including mining, tunneling, locomotives and streetcar products.

Bus| December 12, 2014

N.Y. MTA safety videos targets those riding, walking, cycling near buses

In addition to raising public awareness of safety issues involving buses, the MTA is testing technology to reduce the likelihood of collisions with pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, and is also enhancing training for bus operators.

Bus| December 12, 2014

After defeated referendum Pinellas going back to drawing board

Following a resounding defeat of the Greenlight Pinellas referendum in November, board members agreed to a series of work sessions, beginning on Jan. 21, to begin mapping a plan to solve the county’s transportation issues, primarily the bus system.

Sustainability| December 12, 2014

Transportation hub opens, reflects O.C. Calif.'s embrace of public transit

The $188-million transportation center in the heart of Anaheim, not far from Disneyland, is designed as a central hub where trains, buses, cars and bicycles will converge. Officials hope it ultimately will be the final stop for the state's proposed high-speed bullet train.

Motorcoach| December 12, 2014

Prevost releases second mobile service truck in Montreal area

Operated by a Prevost service technician who is certified for bumper-to-bumper maintenance and repair for all Nova Bus, Prevost and Volvo vehicles, including engine and transmission. In addition, they can perform repairs on most brands of motorcoaches in a customer’s fleet.

Management & Operations| December 12, 2014

Coast RTA works to turn maintenance shop around

The agency has since repaired a maintenance pit, lessened the amount of parts it keeps on site and began working on getting rid of buses it could no longer use based on recommendations.

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