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Half of D.C. Metro stops inaccessible for riders with disabilities

Security and Safety | April 14, 2014
Instead of hopping on the next Metrobus, riders with disabilities have to make reservations for the more expensive MetroAccess service.

30-cent surcharge to fund NYC accessible taxis

Accessibility| April 14, 2014
Fifty percent of all yellow cabs to be wheelchair accessible by 2020, expanding the largest accessible taxi fleet in the nation.
Accessibility| April 14, 2014

Calif. transit partners with community on travel training program

Victor Valley Transit Authority is donating a paratransit bus to local community group's New Freedom Program. The agency is also providing driver training, parking facilities, routine vehicle maintenance and assistance in meeting federal reporting requirements.
Bus| April 11, 2014

Senate group reaches agreement on reauthorization plan

Principles agreed upon by the bipartisan Environment and Public Works Committee include passing a long-term bill, as opposed to a short-term patch.
Motorcoach| April 11, 2014

FedEx truck strikes motorcoach, kills 10

The drivers of both the truck and the motorcoach were among the dead, as well as three adult chaperones and five teenage students.
Management & Operations| April 10, 2014

NJ Transit safety review spurred by Metro-North crash

The agency’s executive director says she doesn't believe safety has taken a backseat at the agency, but that the review is necessary. However, a union representative says that the system does not emphasize safety.
Bus| April 10, 2014

Central Texas' high-capacity transit plan wins innovation award

The Project Connect plan projects include regional rail, bus rapid transit, urban rail, managed lanes and other high-capacity modes.
Bus| April 10, 2014

Chicago ICE program funds bus shelters

Bus shelters and pads have been installed as recommended in the Kane County Randall Road Pace Route 529 Plan, the Village of South Elgin Transit Improvement Plan and the Kane County 2040 Long Range Transit Plan Community Planning projects.
Government Issues| April 10, 2014

NTSB offering rail investigation seminar

"Rail Transit Party Process Training," which will be held on April 30, is to provide information to help participants in investigations better understand the procedures and the processes involved so they can work more effectively with the NTSB.
Bus| April 10, 2014

Foxx to tout transportation investment on bus tour

Secretary Foxx’s tour will include visits to manufacturers, bridges, freight facilities, and highway projects in an effort to raise awareness of America’s infrastructure deficit.

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