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S.F. officials vow to ride public transit for 22 days

Government Issues| June 2, 2015

The challenge, spearheaded by the advocacy group San Francisco Transit Riders, will continue until June 22 and aims to help city officials gain familiarity with public transit and inspire them to improve the experience. 

Brooklyn street named for slain N.Y. MTA bus driver

Management & Operations| June 2, 2015

Edwin Thomas was stabbed by Horace Moore, on Dec. 1, 2008, in the chest and torso in front of passengers after trying to use an invalid MetroCard and demanding a transfer.

Rail| June 2, 2015

State to stop paying for idle Michigan railcars

A Michigan Department of Transportation official said the state will have spent $11.4 million when controversial lease payments are suspended under a tentative deal with Great Lakes Central Railroad.

Rail| June 2, 2015

Bombardier to supply Flexity 2 Trams to Belgian agency

Will supply 40 additional trams to the Flemish transport operator De Lijn for the Belgian cities of Ghent and Antwerp. This order is an option included in an initial contract signed in September 2012 and is valued at approximately $107 million.

Management & Operations| June 1, 2015

ASV names John Walsh VP, sales, for bus division

In his new role, he will lead all sales for ASV commercial, transit and school bus companies and report directly to Kent Tyler, president of ASV Bus & Mobility Group.

Accessibility| June 1, 2015

SEPTA investing $44M in paratransit vehicles, services

The board also approved a new advertising policy, following a March 11 ruling that SEPTA had to accept a controversial bus ad featuring Hitler because the agency had previously accepted other political and controversial ads on public issues.

Accessibility| June 1, 2015

First Transit wins 3 paratransit contracts

Will provide services in DuPage, Ill. and Roseville and Burnsville, Minn. In addition to ADA Paratransit service, the company will also provide several Non-ADA Paratransit services for Pace in the DuPage County communities.

Accessibility| June 1, 2015

Uber updates app for hearing impaired

New features include a flashing screen for trip requests, as opposed to previous audible-only beeps, and the ability to turn off the option for users to call deaf drivers — users will only be able to text them

Accessibility| June 1, 2015

Pa. agency taps National Express for paratransit

The system, which was previously operated by separate human service programs, has been plagued by problems since the Westmoreland County Transit Authority took over its operation two years ago.

Management & Operations| May 29, 2015

San Antonio VIA second highest DBE participation in nation

The DBE program is federally mandated for direct recipients of federal grant dollars from the U.S. Department of Transportation and is regulated by the FTA’s Office of Civil Rights.

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