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Accessibility concerns grow over new S.F. car service networks

Accessibility| February 24, 2014
A quarter of wheelchair-accessible cabs, which SFMTA officials consider a linchpin of the paratransit system, now sit idle because there aren't enough drivers.

4 execs leaving in L.A. Metro shakeup

Bus| February 24, 2014
The agency eliminated their positions to make operations more efficient. The move may also ease its financial issues since it is facing an operating deficit of $36 million in 2016.
Accessibility| February 24, 2014

Texas paratransit improves with Routematch tech

The agency has experienced greater cost savings, increased ridership and passengers per revenue mile, as well as a reduction in no-shows.
Rail| February 24, 2014

Metrolink demos new PTC system

Wabtec's I-ETMS PTC System will be implemented on select trains that share BNSF tracks on the Metrolink 91 Line, Orange County Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line.
Motorcoach| February 24, 2014

Tour bus driver dies in Vt. accident

The trailer unit jackknifed and stopped, while the northbound commercial bus with 32 people on board crested a hill, lost control and ultimately struck the trailer unit after contacting the guard rails.
Accessibility| February 24, 2014

Chance meeting leads to nonprofit receiving vehicle

The Veterans Alliance expects to pick up the 2008 Eldorado Aerostar bus later this month, which replaces a seven-seat van without wheelchair access that broke down.
Accessibility| February 24, 2014

TriMet may raise paratransit fares

The third and final phased-in LIFT paratransit fare increase will be for five cents, bringing the total cost for a two-hour ticket to $2.50. The LIFT program costs more than $32 million and has grown on average nearly 9% per year.
Accessibility| February 24, 2014

Iowa paratransit aims to expand fleet to meet ridership growth

Since the number of SEATS bus trips has steadily increased by 10,000 rides each year for the past five years, transit officials are asking the agency’s board of directors for four replacement vehicles and two additional buses to accommodate the demand.
Motorcoach| February 21, 2014

Greyhound driver praised for handling of bomb threat

The driver asks a man, who is overheard by passengers talking on a cell phone about blowing up the bus, to leave the bus. When he refuses, the driver asks the riders to evacuate the bus and calls the police, who arrive immediately.
Bus| February 21, 2014

Holdsworth announces name change to Camira

The name change is designed to reflect the company’s wider ranging product capabilities, encompassing not only moquette fabrics for seating, but high performance upholstery flat cloths and textile ancillary trims.

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