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Transdev contract extended in La.

Management & Operations| February 23, 2015

Transdev has operated the Jefferson Transit system for over 60 years. The company provides operations and maintenance services for JeT, utilizing 58 vehicles and 122 employees for fixed-route bus and paratransit services.

Paratransit firm in $400K dispute with Miami-Dade County

Accessibility| February 23, 2015

Transportation America’s 5-year, $208 million contract states the county will withhold the disputed amounts from the company while the dispute is resolved. But, transit officials say they are conceding to TA attorneys who claim the contract language is ambiguous and letting the company hold the cash.

Accessibility| February 23, 2015

Fla. paratransit subcontractor may get county help

Two Wheels sought help from Palm Beach County after it reached an agreement to terminate its contract with Metro Mobility, which had drawn complaints for poor and unreliable paratransit service.

Accessibility| February 23, 2015

Va. transit bus, motorized wheelchair collide

According to police, the Hampton Roads Transit bus driver saw the person traveling on the street in the direction of the bus and swerved at the last second to avoid a direct collision with the motorized wheelchair. The wheelchair struck the right side of the bus.

Management & Operations| February 20, 2015

MARTA's hands-free, self-cleaning bathroom is the 'future'

Bathroom features include a "virtual restroom attendant" that monitors the bathroom via an outside overhead camera; metered-out toilet paper; a sensor-controlled sink that provides soap, water and an air-dry feature; and the walls are lined with a graffiti-resistant coating.

Motorcoach| February 20, 2015

MCI delivers first Commuter Coach to Broward County

Designed for higher speeds, the Buy-America-compliant, Altoona-tested MCI Commuter Coach uses a high-floor design that raises passengers and the driver above traffic, along with a long-travel suspension for a smooth ride.

Management & Operations| February 20, 2015

Where is the 'Sorriest Bus Stop' in America?

All contenders bore witness to a transportation system where no expense is spared to save highway commuters a few moments, but basic amenities for transit are seen as optional.

Security and Safety | February 19, 2015

1 in 5 riders face unwanted sexual behavior on L.A. Metro, survey says

As part of a semi-annual customer review, the agency asked more than 22,000 bus and rail passengers if they had experienced "unwanted sexual behavior including, but not limited to, touching, exposure, or inappropriate comments" over a six-month period.

Management & Operations| February 19, 2015

Trans/Air announces availability of three new solutions

The company manufactures a full line of climate control systems. Units, parts, service, warranty, and new or aftermarket installations are available through factory owned operations or a network of distributors throughout North America.

Motorcoach| February 19, 2015

79th Trailways conference slated for Calif.

The Trailways Annual Stockholders Meeting and Conference is a private gathering comprised of only Trailways Transportation owners and representatives. Located throughout North American and parts of Europe, these privately owned or operated bus and coach companies are affiliated with the well-known respected Trailways brand.

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