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Fla. county may settle with Metro Mobility

Accessibility| January 13, 2014
Will review a settlement deal that would let Metro Mobility Management Group out of its five-year, $90 million contract to operate the paratransit service. The operation has offered to continue the service until early 2015.

Vancouver paratransit saw record ridership in 2013

Accessibility| January 13, 2014
C-Van carried an estimated 229,970 passenger trips, its highest ever. Service officials are requesting an increase in the paratransit budget from C-Tran, the transit system that operates the service.
Accessibility| January 13, 2014

MV to continue operation of Ohio transit services

Per the contract, MV will operate deviated fixed-route and paratransit service for the Ashtabula County Transportation System.
Accessibility| January 13, 2014

S.D. paratransit looks to nonprofits for support

The Sioux Falls City Council created a task force to help the city and nonprofit organizations, including the AARP, figure out how they can support Sioux Area Metro in providing rides for those in need. The agency spends nearly half of its $7 million annual budget on paratransit services.
Accessibility| January 13, 2014

Auditors recommend video surveillance for Milwaukee paratransit

A survey found some Transit Plus clients expressing concern over a lack of video surveillance in vans. The county recommended in an audit continuously running surveillance cameras be installed in all vans, prompted by a complaint regarding a man who reportedly slipped in his wheelchair while in a van "and was hanging by his neck from the seat belt affixed to the vehicle."
Accessibility| January 13, 2014

Delaware to delay paratransit fare hike

DART First State paratransit fare increases will take place over a three years instead of two years. The public said in hearings that the fare hikes were too high and happening too quickly, and paratransit providers said that any change this fiscal year would create budget challenges.
Motorcoach| January 13, 2014

N.H.'s C&J Bus Lines named METRO's Innovative Operator of the Year

VP, bus, rail/Publisher Frank Di Giacomo presented the award to Jalbert at Marketplace 2014's Opening Ceremony "Love and Music Heals" and American Bus Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday.
Rail| January 10, 2014

NJ Transit awards $7.6M train storage facility contract

Jacobs Engineering Group will complete design and engineering work to transform a local rail yard into a permanent location to store railcars during a storm. The move comes after superstorm Sandy damaged nearly 400 of the agency’s railcars and locomotives when they were left in flood-prone rail yards last year.
Bus| January 9, 2014

D.C. Metro chief says agency turning the corner

Richard Sarles spoke about a possible shutdown of the Red Line, digging pedestrian tunnels to connect Metro stations and how the new Silver Line will be a game-changer.
Management & Operations| January 9, 2014

Metro-North president to step down at month's end

Howard Permut will be replaced by Joe Giulietti, executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, which operates Tri-Rail.

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