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New Mexico St. to begin offering paratransit service

Accessibility| May 26, 2014
Aggie Paratransit will begin serving qualified main campus students with disabilities as a supplement to the existing fixed-route Aggie Transit service available on campus beginning in the fall 2014 semester.

Tentative deal reached for Nev. senior transportation service

Accessibility| May 23, 2014
The city of Henderson would subsidize the program for $50,000 per year so the nonprofit group, ITN would continue to transport the current 111 unique riders for the $1 fee.
Accessibility| May 23, 2014

As demand grows, B.C. paratransit looks to expand fleet

The transit system conducted a transportation service review that identified the need for a third handyDART service bus to meet the needs of seniors. The City of Powell River mayor said the service may need a fourth vehicle to meet demand.
Accessibility| May 23, 2014

Del. educator proposes driving cooperative for seniors

The Sussex Senior Transportation Cooperative would follow a national model to provide rides for a suggested $1 per mile for seniors throughout Sussex County. About $100,000 is needed to get the cooperative up and running.
Management & Operations| May 22, 2014

Artist creates 'Personal Space Dress' to combat subway harassment

The motorized dress has proximity sensors built in, and when they detect someone invading the wearer's personal space, they trigger a plastic scaffolding around the dress' hem to expand.
Motorcoach| May 22, 2014

4 killed in coach crash on Calif.-Ariz. border

Thirty-two people were aboard the bus, which was traveling from El Paso, Texas to Los Angeles on the 10 Freeway when the driver swerved to avoid metal pipes that were scattered on the road after an earlier big rig crash.
Motorcoach| May 22, 2014

Greyhound partners with bus trip scheduling website

Greyhound and Greyhound Express travel options will now appear in bus scheduling website wanderu.com’s search results. Wanderu’s 25 transportation partners cover more than 80% of the east and west coasts of the U.S., according to the company.
Management & Operations| May 22, 2014

French trains too wide to fit in some stations

Train operator SNCF and network owner RFF said about 1,300 of France's 8,700 railway platforms must be trimmed, at a cost of $69 million, to make way for the wider rolling stock.
Bus| May 22, 2014

D.C. Metro to retrofit vending machines to dispense smartcards

Will upgrade more than 500 fare vending machines over the next two years at stations throughout the system to dispense SmarTrip cards instead of paper fare cards.
Bus| May 22, 2014

Mich. RTA votes to hire Ann Arbor chief, Ford for CEO post

Michael G. Ford, CEO of Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, recently celebrated the passage of the agency's public transportation millage.

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