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Las Vegas RTC donates paratransit buses to cash-strapped senior center

Accessibility| April 28, 2014
Delivered the first of the four vehicles to the North Las Vegas Neighborhood Recreation Center. The 12-passenger bus has a wheelchair lift and enough room onboard to transport motorized scooters and wheelchairs.

Why ridesharing is a way bigger deal for suburban seniors than urban millennials

Accessibility| April 28, 2014
Even if a community offers choices, such as paratransit services, they may fail to provide the responsiveness, flexibility, and independence desired by a retiring Baby Boomer generation.
Accessibility| April 28, 2014

TTC enhancing accessibility with priority seating

Blue seats will be designated for persons with disabilities, the elderly and expectant mothers. The new seating being introduced first on the system’s new articulated buses and expanded to all vehicles over the next two years.
Accessibility| April 28, 2014

Majority of seniors plan to continue living independently in community, report says

Participants were asked, “What community amenities do you want close to home?” Access to public transportation, food and green space topped the list.
Accessibility| April 28, 2014

Ask the Expert - Judi Bonilla, Travel Trainer

As a gerontologist, Bonilla, who works for San Diego-based We Get Around!, saw early on the benefits travel training can offer older adults.

Rail| April 24, 2014

Home movie of 1939 Union Station opening in L.A. unveiled

The silent 6-minute color film clip features train engines, vintage cars and spectators from the opening day parade. The home movie was shot by legendary Disney animator Ward Kimball, creator of numerous classic Disney characters including Jiminy Cricket in “Pinocchio.”
Bus| April 24, 2014

Calif. intermodal center honored for construction tech, processes

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), scheduled to be completed later this year, will accommodate several modes of transportation, including Metrolink commuter rail and Amtrak, bus, shuttle and taxi systems as well as future high-speed rail.
Accessibility| April 24, 2014

Veolia awarded $409M Las Vegas paratransit contract

Contract will begin in August. The service is estimated at approximately one million passenger trips annually.
Bus| April 24, 2014

Clean Energy, Fla. agency partner for CNG fueling station

HART is the first transit agency in Florida expected to transition its entire fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas. The fueling station will be equipped with four fast-fill CNG dispensers to fuel buses, vans and other fleet vehicles.
Bus| April 24, 2014

Chicago Transit using cameras to arrest vandals

Already in 2014, following several police surveillance missions and using images pulled from station and railcar cameras, police have made 60 arrests for graffiti-related crimes on CTA properties.

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