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Calif. agency workers strike

Accessibility| July 29, 2013
Paratransit Services, the Washington-based nonprofit that has operated Lake Transit since 2007, has been in ongoing negotiations for a new three-year contract with members of Teamsters Local 665

Report: N.Y. subway stations not always wheelchair accessible

Accessibility| July 29, 2013
Many have gaps greater than three inches between the platform and the train door. N.Y. MTA designers are working on options to mark disabled boarding areas and filling the gaps with higher platforms.
Rail| July 26, 2013

Driver of derailed Spanish train arrested

Government officials ordered a probe into the accident, as the train wasn’t on high-speed track when it crashed and may have exceeded the 80 kilometers (50 miles) per hour limit, the report said.
Motorcoach| July 25, 2013

Cline Tours acquires Callahan Bus Lines

Callahan family retained The Tenney Group, a firm that specializes in transportation business sales exclusively across the U.S., to handle the sale.
Management & Operations| July 25, 2013

APTA to celebrate 9 agencies for sustainability efforts

Will be honored on July 29 at the Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, which is being held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

Bus| July 25, 2013

Poll: Most Tenn. city voters back BRT

A survey of 500 registered voters shows 77% of respondents support the project, compared with 13% who oppose it. The survey was funded with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, which is trying to increase support for BRT in Nashville and three other cities.
Bus| July 25, 2013

Conn. breaks ground on Phase 2 of urban transitway

Alleviates the need for drivers to navigate one-way streets through downtown Stamford, while making the trip to the transportation center quicker, thanks in part to partially dedicated lanes for high-occupancy vehicles and efficiently timed signals to keep buses moving.
Accessibility| July 25, 2013

Pierce Transit to cancel service and staff cuts

Due to an 11% increase in sales tax revenue, Pierce Transit plans to cancel a 28% cut in service hours that was slated for Sept. 29. The transit system will also forgo eliminating nearly 84 jobs as planned.
Rail| July 25, 2013

Update: Spain derailment death toll rises to 80, investigations launched

The number of fatalities is up from 56. Driver error is being considered as a possible cause of the train jumping off the tracks at high speed.
Bus| July 24, 2013

Minneapolis Metro campaign to help combat sex trafficking

Transit officials are looking to train bus drivers to spot suspicious activity and implement a public awareness campaign.

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