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Mobility Ventures exhibiting accessible MV-1 models at BusCon

Accessibility| September 16, 2014

Company is showcasing two models of the MV-1 — its standard DX model and its new LX luxury model. The vehicles, both of which meet or exceed the vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, can be seen at Booth #501.

D.C. can do more to help seniors age in place, report says

Accessibility| September 15, 2014
Local policymakers and planners can focus on three areas to help DC's older adults get around more easily: pedestrian safety, public transit, and alternative transit options
Accessibility| September 15, 2014

On-duty paratransit driver caught allegedly soliciting prostitute

Rodrigue Macharie, was driving a Sarasota County Area Transit paratransit bus when police say he drove his bus to North Tamiami Trail and flagged down who he thought was a prostitute, but was an undercover police officer, according to the report.
Accessibility| September 15, 2014

Palm Beach County picks 3 companies to take over paratransit service

Switching from one operator to three new companies is expected to cost $184 million. But the county is banking that the investment in hiring more help will correct late bus pickups and other service problems that triggered a flood of rider complaints, according to the report.
Accessibility| September 15, 2014

Accessible taxi co. hopes to launch service in Arlington, Va.

To operate as a taxi service in Arlington, however, companies are required to own a county taxicab certificate. According to the report, county officials recommended in a recent memorandum that no new taxicab certificates be issued until 2016, specifically including accessible taxis.
Bus| September 12, 2014

NATSCO names new VP, sales & business development

Specializing in a variety of after-market parts for transit buses, highway coaches, school buses and passenger rail, Natsco has brought together an exceptional hard working team of experienced personnel with well over 150 combined years of industry experience.
Accessibility| September 12, 2014

San Diego cab drivers critical of body odor test

For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority run down their checklist for each cabbie, which includes proof of insurance, functioning windshield wipers, adequate tire treads, good brakes. Drivers are graded pass, fail or needs fixing. Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another customer.

Bus| September 12, 2014

$600M in TIGER grants announced

The U.S. DOT received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, an increase from the 585 applications received in 2013. Overall, applicants requested 15 times the $600 million available for the program, or $9 billion for needed transportation projects.
Bus| September 12, 2014

As business increases, Texas town explores public transportation

Flower Mound is a non-funding member of the Denton County Transportation Authority, which means it votes on the board but does not fund its services. Public transportation in the city has been discussed for years, but its participation has been limited.
Bus| September 12, 2014

NJ Transit plans move to larger buses, railcars

Move to multilevel railcars would increase available seats by 6% while decreasing the number of railcars in the fleet, while switching to 45-foot buses would increase overall seating capacity by 7%, according to the agency.

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