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Pace addresses paratransit growth with outreach

Accessibility| September 30, 2013
In 2006, Pace assumed responsibility for paratransit operations in Chicago from the CTA. Prior to that, the agency ran paratransit only in the suburbs.

Chicago Transit Authority enhances customer service with new initiatives

Bus| September 30, 2013
The agency operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system. On an average weekday, 1.6 million rides are taken on the system.
Government Issues| September 27, 2013

APTA names 2013-14 Executive Committee

The new APTA chair is Peter Varga, CEO of the The Rapid in Grand Rapids, Mich. Varga succeeds Flora Castillo, board member, New Jersey Transit Corp, who will serve as immediate past chair.
Bus| September 27, 2013

New Flyer to deliver 150 Xcelsiors to Calgary Transit

The manufacturer expects to begin production in the fourth quarter of 2013 and deliver all buses by the end of 2014.
Bus| September 26, 2013

Community Transit restores service it cut in 2010

During the recession, the transit system cut 37% of its bus service, partly by restructuring its route network. Beginning Sept. 30, Community Transit is adding back service hours primarily on commuter trips to the University of Washington and downtown Seattle.
Bus| September 26, 2013

Report: Cities should use CNG for transit bus fleets

Buses fueled by natural gas would be the lowest-cost option for CityBus in a 15-year project that examined expenses of buying buses, maintaining them and keeping them fueled. The diesel-electric hybrid would be the costliest.
Bus| September 26, 2013

SmartDrive video wins APTA AdWheel Award

Using both live footage and animation, the Eco-Driving Training video introduces SmartDrive Safety's simple, smooth driving techniques that promote safety and fuel efficiency within public transit.
Bus| September 26, 2013

Chicago transit needs to take politics out of hiring, official says

Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald voiced his concern during a meeting of a transit task force. The task force formed in response to allegations by former Metra CEO Alex Clifford that two Metra board members conspired to get rid of him because he would not “play ball” on patronage requests.
Management & Operations| September 26, 2013

Power failure could cripple Metro-North rail line for weeks

Con Ed crews are working around the clock to make repairs to a feeder cable that failed earlier today. Another feeder normally providing service to the New Haven Line was out on scheduled repairs to accommodate upgrades required by Metro-North.
Motorcoach| September 26, 2013

Bus driver in Ohio crash passed out at wheel

He told police at the scene of the accident that he had been drinking coffee, began coughing and lost consciousness. The bus veered off the interstate and flipped over in the Sept. 14 crash, injuring at least 35 people.

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