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Limited rail capacity hindered NJ Transit service for Super Bowl, report finds

Management & Operations| August 12, 2014

Commissioned by the NJ Transit board of directors, the report did note shortcomings, but said the agency performed 'admirably' in transporting fans to MetLife Stadium for the event.

18 injured following vehicle, MBTA bus crash

Bus| August 12, 2014
The driver of the car, who reported feeling dizzy before the crash, was taken into custody and faces a charge of operating while under the influence of drugs.
Bus| August 12, 2014

Study: Offering free parking limits usage of alternative transportation modes

The lure of free office parking is so great that it actually entices some commuters into their cars and away from public transportation, cycling and walking a new analysis of commuter benefits programs in Washington, D.C. found.
Rail| August 12, 2014

N.Y. wayfinding maps help subway users orient themselves

New maps throughout the city make it easier for customers to learn what a neighborhood has to offer as they step out of a subway station.

Bus| August 12, 2014

Six of eight highest-paid Port Authority employees were bus drivers

Some of the drivers racked up approximately $80,000 in overtime and earning more than $130,000.
Motorcoach| August 12, 2014

Bridgestone, Peter Pan celebrate 75-year partnership

Six years after starting Peter Pan Bus Lines, Peter C. Picknelly reached an agreement with the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. to lease Firestone tires for a period of one year.The original tire lease contract signed in 1939 was given to the Picknelly family by Bridgestone.
Accessibility| August 11, 2014

D.C. cab cos. unite against ride-sharing services

Cabdrivers are joining labor unions, labor organizers and cab companies are lobbying jointly, and rival taxi executives are sharing notes and filing complaints and lawsuits, according to a report.

Accessibility| August 11, 2014

Cab driver accused of defrauding S.F. paratransit service

Joseph Shcop, 64, of San Francisco is alleged to have been in possession of at least five debit cards — which can be used to pay for taxi fares at a reduced rate.
Accessibility| August 11, 2014

'Local Heroes' receive new MV-1 from Mobility Ventures

Kyle and Paula Watson, whose twin 14-year old boys — Scott and Ian — have cerebral palsy and use large motorized wheelchairs, won the vehicle through the annual NMAM online contest that includes sharing their personal story with NMAM site viewers who voted to select the finalists.
Accessibility| August 11, 2014

N.Y. agency honored for special needs work

Innersight, a nonprofit organization committed to providing advocacy for the disabled, both locally and globally, recently presented Suffolk Transportation Service Inc., with a special award reflecting the organization’s and special needs advocacy community’s appreciation.

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