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MTA paratransit worker helps couple with wedding transport

Accessibility| October 14, 2013
Donna Fredericksen, coordinator, worked with the city Clerk’s Office, the mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and an MTA contractor to ensure the plans went smoothly, and that the couple got VIP treatment.

Milwaukee supervisor questions paratransit budget error

Accessibility| October 14, 2013
The administration’s Recommended Budget proposes to reduce the fares paid by individual riders by $1. According to the memo, the cost of the fare reduction was originally estimated at $500,000, but a budget analyst “mistakenly increased the revenues instead of decreasing them."
Accessibility| October 11, 2013

Video highlights from BusCon 2013

Much happened at BusCon 2013 and our video production team at Terrapin Blue was on hand to capture it on film. Over the next few weeks, METRO Magazine will feature several videos from BusCon 2013 as it wrapped up its stay at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
Motorcoach| October 11, 2013

Prevost introduces Volvo 9700 website

Provides quick links to Prevost Parts Promotions and On-line Parts Ordering, the On-line Warranty Tool and Prevost Liaison telematics system.
Rail| October 10, 2013

South Florida RTA wins 4 AdWheel awards

Received the grand prize and a first prize in the Promotion/Special Event category for its “Ride and Play Day,” an event created to attract leisure riders, primarily families, to promote the new hourly schedule on weekends and holidays.
Bus| October 10, 2013

Specialty Manufacturing acquired by private equity group

The transaction, which included the acquisition of ROM Corp., will combine the two businesses through a holding company, Safe Fleet Acquisition Corp.
Bus| October 10, 2013

Cubic equips N.Y. MTA bus arrival info system

The MTA awarded Cubic a contract for nearly $27 million in February this year to support deployment across the three boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Bus| October 10, 2013

Utah Transit to launch new electronic fare card

The pre-paid, reloadable fare card will be available starting October 14. The agency is encouraging customers to switch from paying cash to using the card by allowing them to save up to 20% off the regular fare on some bus and rail service and giving away preloaded cards at some stations.
Bus| October 10, 2013

VTA to add 35 Gillig hybrid buses to fleet

The buses are anticipated to have 25% better fuel economy, similar to the results the agency is experiencing with the 90, 40-foot hybrid Gillig vehicles first introduced into its fleet in 2010.
Management & Operations| October 10, 2013

Chicago Transit awards Red Line contract

The award includes 30% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation.

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