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US High Speed Rail launches TOD Institute, conference

Rail| July 28, 2015

Will work to increase the supply of new TODs and rail systems across America and will be holding a series of national and local events bringing together business and political leaders with planners and experts to advance knowledge sharing and project deal making.

San Francisco's Loop commuter services acquired by Hallcon Corp.

Motorcoach| July 28, 2015

The acquisition will enable the family-owned, 40-year-old transportation services company to expand its industry-leading commuter bus services beyond the Bay Area to markets across the country.

Management & Operations| July 28, 2015

L.A. Metro mobile app adds geofencing, beacon technology

Will soon allow app users to receive messages that communicate contextually relevant information about service alerts, special events, or discounts near Metro stations and stops.

Rail| July 28, 2015

Bombardier wins 30-year Toronto light rail maintenance contract

In addition to providing equipment maintenance, Bombardier will also deliver its Automated Vehicle Inspection System and its Bombardier Orbiflo advanced condition monitoring system to automatically inspect the vehicles and provide predictive maintenance capabilities.

Management & Operations| July 28, 2015

Controversy brews over new Translink CEO's possible pay

The transportation agency’s search firm posted a job advertisement online last week that outlined a compensation package of $319,000 in base salary, a bonus of up to 30%, a $14,000 transportation allowance and a $1,200 parking allowance.

Accessibility| July 28, 2015

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

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.

Rail| July 28, 2015

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

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.

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