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Sure-Lok retractor makes wheelchair securement fast, easy

Accessibility| March 24, 2015

The Titan800 Retractor System is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015.

 

Ann Arbor selects Carpenter to lead agency

Management & Operations| March 24, 2015

Matt Carpenter, a Tennessee native who has more than 15 years of professional experience in the transit industry, including eight as the successful CEO of Strathcona County Transit in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada, will begin work at TheRide on a date to be determined after his acceptance of a final written contract offered by TheRide

Management & Operations| March 24, 2015

March Networks adds asset tracking to GURU app

The new feature, available with GURU 1.6, makes it easy for transit agencies to package and track integrated surveillance video and data evidence as it is passed from one person to the next following an incident.

University| March 23, 2015

Uber investing $25K in U. of Md. student startups

Students at the university's "Startup Shell," a collaborative space and technology incubator, may compete in business competitions for potential investor grants from Uber. The partnership will also include mentoring opportunities and the creation of an "innovation council," which will include students, faculty and staff, for crowdsourcing and development.

University| March 23, 2015

Former U. of Mich. grad to lead Ann Arbor transit agency

Matt Carpenter has more than 15 years of experience in the transit industry, including the past eight as CEO of Strathcona County Transit in the Edmonton area. He has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan, where he studied from 2001 to 2003.

University| March 23, 2015

Gov. urges U. Illinois employees to use Amtrak

Executive Order 8 addresses Illinois’ fiscal crisis by recommending that state agencies require employees, whenever possible, to take public transportation or carpool when traveling. The state hopes this action will reduce travel reimbursements in gas money.

University| March 23, 2015

Ohio State U. to build CNG station

The university recently issued an RFQ and is evaluating potential locations. Four of its new buses are powered by CNG, and the school says it sees a benefit to converting more of its vehicles to alternative fuels.

University| March 23, 2015

Pupil transportation veteran shifts to Villanova university job

In his new role, Jerry Rineer works with Villanova students who have mobility issues, providing support for them as they make their way across the 254-acre campus. The private university, which has a total enrollment of about 10,700, has a large fleet of vans and other vehicles to serve its students.

Government Issues| March 20, 2015

Gov.'s budget proposes $169M cut in Chicago transit funding

The proposed cuts represent a 45% decrease in CTA state funding or a $130 million cut; a 60% decrease in Metra state funding or a $20.8 million cut; a 41% decrease in Pace state funding or a $10 million cut; and a 15% decrease in ADA paratransit state funding or $8.5 million cut.

Motorcoach| March 20, 2015

ABA names new VP, Government Affairs

Suzanne Te Beau Rohde will succeed ABA's sr. VP, Government Affairs and Policy, Clyde Hart, who is retiring after 14 years.

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