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Uber faults lawyers as Calif. weighs insurance rule

Accessibility| June 30, 2014
The Senate Insurance Committee is considering a bill that would force transportation networks to boost protection for drivers cruising for riders in California.

Bringing more wheelchair-accessible cabs to D.C., saving millions

Accessibility| June 30, 2014
Users of Metro’s paratransit service would have the option of riding in any of 33 accessible taxi-vans that would be added to the city’s cab fleet.
Accessibility| June 30, 2014

Will Uber service customers with disabilities?

A lawsuit filed by three mobility-impaired plaintiffs from San Antonio and Houston claims that Uber and Lyft have violated ADA laws by failing to provide a way for wheelchair users to take advantage of their services.
Management & Operations| June 29, 2014

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, has passed away

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, parent company of METRO Magazine, and publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine and many other media brands, passed away this morning at the age of 86. Last summer Bobit had undergone valve-replacement surgery and had been working primarily from home. He died peacefully in his sleep.
Government Issues| June 27, 2014

Capital Metro awarded $50 Million MetroRail improvements

The funding includes $28 million for the purchase of four rail cars, which will double the capacity of the Red Line, allowing up to 2,400 additional passenger trips during morning and afternoon peak travel times.
Motorcoach| June 27, 2014

New MCI J4500, smart-sized fleet, keeps Thielen Coaches going strong

The coach has a number of standard safety systems, including Electronic Stability Control; Smart Wave tire-pressure monitoring; and an Amerex fire detection & suppression system.
Bus| June 27, 2014

A surprising number of bank robbers use mass transit for their 'getaway'

Just yesterday a man (allegedly) robbed $500 from a bank in metro Philadelphia only to get apprehended on a SEPTA bus.
Management & Operations| June 27, 2014

Construction on M-1 rail project to begin next month

Meanwhile, M-1 officials say they are down to two streetcar vendors and should be receiving proposals for “the best and final” offers in the next few weeks.
Management & Operations| June 26, 2014

L.A. Metro approves station to connect rail to airport

The $200 million station would connect Metro's Crenshaw Line, now being built, to a proposed aerial, monorail-like system that will carry passengers to their terminals.
Management & Operations| June 26, 2014

N.Y. MTA eyeing video surveillance for all subway cars

A former FBI agent and president of security system company said it would cost tens of millions of dollars to install the right cameras in all 6,000 cars, but would be worthwhile.

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