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ITS America names Hopper president/CEO

Management & Operations| April 28, 2015

Regina Hopper most recently served as president/CEO of America's Natural Gas Alliance where she built operations from the ground up in Washington, D.C. and in 22 states.

NJ Transit turns to Canada for loan

Management & Operations| April 28, 2015

Looking to the Royal Canadian Bank instead of the ailing state Transportation Trust Fund for a $300 million loan to bridge the gap between paying for work covered by a federal grant and actually receiving the money.

Rail| April 28, 2015

Alstom set to launch 2 key innovations at UITP 2015

Will showcase an integrated tramway solution and the extension of electrical power supply for trams as well as for other modes of transport.

Sustainability| April 28, 2015

Long Beach Transit to buy 10 BYD electric buses

The LBT Board approved up to $11,069,319, which also includes training and required equipment in support of the purchase.

Accessibility| April 27, 2015

Disability advocacy group threatens bus startup Leap with lawsuit

A Chronicle investigation this month found that Leap purchased used, wheelchair-accessible public transit buses and then retrofitted them to add bar-style seating and plush leather armchairs to the spaces once reserved for wheelchairs.

Accessibility| April 27, 2015

Blind advocates protest airport bus stop move

About a dozen members of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan, some with canes and service dogs, gathered outside the terminal for about two hours on Sunday displaying hand-lettered signs like “We are not second-class citizens,” “Safety for Seniors” and “Equal Rights for Disabled Travelers.”

Accessibility| April 27, 2015

Maryland Transit sued by paratransit riders over accessibility, reliability

Service users are routinely picked up and dropped off late for critical medical appointments, and are often put on hold for long periods of time by MTA's Mobility/Paratransit Service, the lawsuit says.

Accessibility| April 27, 2015

Mich. transit agency drops paratransit provider

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's board voted unanimously to part ways with Select Ride and awarded a new, three-year contract for door-to-door services for people with disabilities and seniors to Blue Cab, beginning May 1.

Accessibility| April 27, 2015

Casino industry downturn impacting N.J. paratransit funding

Transit advocates say the crisis with the Casino Revenue Fund has become so acute that state lawmakers must intervene — otherwise, paratransit riders may be left stranded. They characterized it as a life-or-death situation, including the possibility that some dialysis patients may not be able to make it to the hospital for their treatments.

Management & Operations| April 24, 2015

Allied Specialty Vehicles announces 2 alt-fuel partnerships

Under the partnership with CleanFUEL USA, the company will provide products and services to expand ASV’s line of alternative fuel vehicles, namely propane autogas. Meanwhile, the Westport WING Power System is a dedicated natural gas fuel system for light-duty specialty vehicles built on Ford truck chassis and backed by a Ford factory three-year/36,000-mile engine and powertrain warranty.

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