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Siemens joins U.S. DOT connected vehicle tech testing

Bus| December 9, 2013
The Affiliated Test Bed will focus on deployment of Connected Vehicle technology, the wireless exchange of critical safety, and operational data between vehicles and specific road infrastructure like traffic signals.

New York town may cut free rides for seniors

Accessibility| December 9, 2013
The city of Binghamton is considering cutting funds normally issued to Catholic Charities' Retired Senior Volunteer Program, which provides free rides to seniors. The program is typically awarded between $10,000 and $15,000.
Accessibility| December 9, 2013

Ohio State paratransit service provides accessible options

The Office of Student Life Disability Services reviews and accepts students with permanent or temporary disabilities to use the service.
Accessibility| December 9, 2013

Quebec paratransit system wins award

The e-Government Prize recognizes accomplishments that make the most of information and communications technologies that facilitate access to improved, integrated, and citizen-focused services provided at all times and for all locations.
Accessibility| December 9, 2013

New standards promise stronger wheelchair tiedowns, increased safety

To comply with the new voluntary industry standard known as WC18, wheelchair tiedowns or other securement devices must pass two different dynamic strength tests.
Accessibility| December 6, 2013

MBTA may lower paratransit fares

May change the price from $4.00 to $3.00. In a recent state survey measuring the impact of the 2012 hikes on seniors, a majority of RIDE users whose income is less than $2,000 per month said they cut back on food, personal grooming and transit trips.
Rail| December 6, 2013

Utah opens first segment of $55M streetcar

The Sugar House Streetcar project complements Utah Transit Authority’s FrontLines 2015 Program — a roughly $2.5-billion effort to build 70 miles of rail in seven years. The project was funded in part by a $26 million TIGER grant.
Accessibility| December 6, 2013

Veolia wins Calif. paratransit, fixed-route contract

The extension, which was recommended by the RABA staff, is set to begin July 1, 2014.
Bus| December 6, 2013

House Subcommittee to hold New Starts hearing

Will focus on the changes made to the program in MAP-21 and highlight the expansion in available project eligibility and growth in grant applications.
Bus| December 6, 2013

Report: Jobs at risk due to congestion in key areas

Research projects that 480,000 new jobs representing $32 billion per year in income will be at risk due to congestion by 2040.

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