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Uber adding paratransit vehicles in Philadelphia

Accessibility| September 29, 2014
The fares for the wheelchair-accessible vehicles are similar to those for the company's existing car service, starting at $12. The Philadelphia Parking Authority, which regulates taxis in the city, says the agency is working to add 45 new wheelchair-accessible cabs this year.

Fla. group adds FTA online resource center

Accessibility| September 29, 2014
TransPortal allows riders to plan for a taxi ride — complete with cost estimate — and use bus, rail, or paratransit, where available, to reach their final destination. The portal’s software then determines the possibilities and modes of transportation needed in the trip
Accessibility| September 29, 2014

RIPTA adds paratransit software system

Agency is challenged with providing quality customer satisfaction with multiple ridership venues from ADA, Medicare, several workshops and Meal-sites, and the associated costs with its paratransit services throughout the state.
Accessibility| September 26, 2014

Ridesharing services face legal threats in California

The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles on Thursday accused the companies of violating California business law and threatened an injunction on its service following a joint investigation, according to a letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Accessibility| September 26, 2014

No indications of U.S. subway terror plot, officials say

Intelligence and law enforcement agencies have no indications of an ISIS terror plot against U.S. transit systems, two U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN earlier.
Accessibility| September 26, 2014

Tucson streetcar ridership exceeds expectations

By the first week of September, the streetcar was averaging roughly 5,000 per day, and continues to have a high volume of riders.
Bus| September 25, 2014

Long Beach Transit restarts RFP process for electric buses

The bid will be paid for partially through the DOT's Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction grant, which was awarded to LBT nearly three years ago
Accessibility| September 25, 2014

UTA board members complete transit challenge, give feedback

Newly elected UTA Board Chair David Burton, who declined the challenge, said he rides public transit often, but said he didn’t feel he could take it on and "fulfill his obligations."
Accessibility| September 25, 2014

Texans don't see public transit as congestion cure, poll says

The findings also suggest that most Texans may be reluctant to make significant lifestyle changes to cope with congestion, such as changing where they live.
Accessibility| September 25, 2014

D.C. Metro chief Sarles stepping down

Sarles has helmed Metro at a time that has seen massive reinvestment in rebuilding the rail system, the expansion of the Silver Line, the procurement of new 7000 series cars and updating the bus fleet, according to the report.

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