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San Francisco Muni crime down 30%

Rail| May 13, 2014
The reduction of crime onboard Muni follows the partnership announced by Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the SFMTA and the SFPD in November of last year to deploy more officers on the system to increase overall security.

33 University Transportation Centers receive $62M

Bus| May 13, 2014
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Accessibility| May 12, 2014

Video shows transit hazards for Texas riders with disabilities

Some have trouble boarding VIA Metropolitan Transit buses and have suffered falls resulting in injuries. The buses and their ramps meet ADA standards, but many of the bus stops are not built to accommodate bus ramps, which causes riders to navigate steep climbs.
Accessibility| May 12, 2014

N.J. advocate appeals for curb-to-curb service

Says the service is necessary because existing township, county and private services are not adequately meeting the needs of seniors and people with disabilities in the community.
Accessibility| May 12, 2014

N.Y. taxi fee to improve wheelchair accessibility approved

Approximately 400 of the more than 13,000 yellow cabs now on city streets can accommodate wheelchairs. That number will rise to more than 7,500 by 2020.
Accessibility| May 12, 2014

Former paratransit director charged with illegal use of vehicles

Hope Hezel, who served as director from 2010 to 2012, allegedly used the vehicles to complete personal errands outside her scheduled hours of employment and also used the vehicles to travel to personal events, such as a youth sporting event in Pennsylvania.
Accessibility| May 12, 2014

Ohio paratransit drivers use teamwork to find missing man

When an 80-year-old parishoner with a memory impairment went missing after church services, Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service driver Maureen Wilcheck put out a radio call to other drivers and within minutes, driver Lori Brooks spotted the man.
Bus| May 8, 2014

In-vehicle video could sharply reduce medium/heavy duty fatalities, study says

The study found that Lytx’s video-based driver safety program, DriveCam has the potential to dramatically save lives and reduce injuries.
Bus| May 8, 2014

No more 'million dollar bus stops' in Arlington, Va.

The County Manager launched a comprehensive review of the project last year after declaring that the Walter Reed station, formerly called a “Super Stop,” had cost too much and taken too long to build and had some functional problems, including poor weather protection.
Bus| May 8, 2014

South Carolina transit honored for service, improvement

The South Carolina Department of Transportation recognized Palmetto Breeze as Human Services Transit Provider of the Year and Most Improved Transit System.

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