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L.A. Metro breaks ground on Regional Connector light rail segment

Accessibility| September 30, 2014
The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing LRT lines into two lines, which will eliminate the need for riders to make cumbersome transfers from light rail to the Metro Red or Purple Line subway system, and then back onto light rail, to reach their destinations.

APTA: 2.7B trips taken on public transportation

Bus| September 30, 2014
New report on second quarter of 2014 shows a 1.1% increase over the same quarter last year, representing an increase of 30 million more trips. Public transportation ridership outpaced urban vehicle miles traveled, which grew at 0.97% for this quarter.
Accessibility| September 30, 2014

Memphis transit chief vows new standards for trolleys

MATA will be overhauling training and repair standards as well as trolleys in the wake of an APTA report that found agency lacking in both areas.
Bus| September 30, 2014

Fla. agency moving forward with Clean Energy CNG contract

The agency plans to transition 100 buses from diesel to CNG over the next five years, including 40 buses that will serve the First Coast Flyer, JTA’s bus rapid transit program.
Motorcoach| September 30, 2014

CH Bus delivers Temsa TS 35 to Mass.

All of A&A Metro Transportation's coaches are equipped with a Cummins/Allison drivetrain, and A&A’s coaches also offer quality features, such as 110-volt plugs, Alcoa Dura Bright wheels, an auxiliary preheater, rear camera, a rear window and an Elite REI A/V system.
Bus| September 30, 2014

NYU imagines future of transportation

The four include in automated highway in Atlanta, “tiny Google pods” in Los Angeles, on-demand BRT in New Jersey and autonomous bikes in Boston.
Accessibility| September 29, 2014

Uber adding paratransit vehicles in Philadelphia

The fares for the wheelchair-accessible vehicles are similar to those for the company's existing car service, starting at $12. The Philadelphia Parking Authority, which regulates taxis in the city, says the agency is working to add 45 new wheelchair-accessible cabs this year.
Accessibility| September 29, 2014

Fla. group adds FTA online resource center

TransPortal allows riders to plan for a taxi ride — complete with cost estimate — and use bus, rail, or paratransit, where available, to reach their final destination. The portal’s software then determines the possibilities and modes of transportation needed in the trip
Accessibility| September 29, 2014

RIPTA adds paratransit software system

Agency is challenged with providing quality customer satisfaction with multiple ridership venues from ADA, Medicare, several workshops and Meal-sites, and the associated costs with its paratransit services throughout the state.
Accessibility| September 26, 2014

Ridesharing services face legal threats in California

The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles on Thursday accused the companies of violating California business law and threatened an injunction on its service following a joint investigation, according to a letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

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