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Valley Metro training empowers disabled riders

Accessibility| November 25, 2013

After classroom lessons, which cover universal topics such as how to buy tickets, participants practice boarding and make an escorted round trip on Metro light rail.

N.Y. transit gives free rides to disabled veterans

Accessibility| November 25, 2013
Lift Line, RGRTA’s paratransit system, is paying for the service with $10,500 in funds from the FTA and local partners.
Accessibility| November 25, 2013

U.K. town bus drivers launch blind awareness campaign

Bus drivers were blindfolded before having to board their own vehicle and buy a ticket as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the barriers faced by visually impaired or blind passengers.
Rail| November 25, 2013

N.Y. bound Amtrak Crescent train derails

Seven of the nine cars on Train 20 from New Orleans went off the track in Spartanburg, S.C., but stayed upright, leaving no serious injuries.
Bus| November 25, 2013

Canadian agency adds 2 Nova LFX Artics

Delivered in late October, the high-capacity buses will primarily serve two of Saskatoon's main transit hubs — the University of Saskatchewan and the downtown core.
Management & Operations| November 25, 2013

Amtrak Calif. lines hit record ridership

Over the past 10 years, ridership on the Pacific Surfliner, the second-busiest rail corridor in the nation, and the San Joaquin, the fifth-busiest, increased by nearly one million passengers, and ticket revenues skyrocketed from $44 million to $102 million.
Government Issues| November 25, 2013

FMCSA orders Phoenix operator to cease operations

Investigators found that the carrier, Autobuses Rayon improperly allowed at least three other unsafe bus companies, previously shut down by FMCSA, to continue passenger services using vehicles with the registration markings of its company.
Management & Operations| November 25, 2013

N.Y MTA subway project reaches major milestone

All blasting operations for Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway Project are complete and heavy construction to excavate and create the 96th St station reached substantial completion.
Accessibility| November 25, 2013

N.Y. county debuts MV-1s for paratransit fleet

The vehicles can accommodate three ambulatory passengers and one standard size wheelchair passenger.
Accessibility| November 25, 2013

Advocates request delay of Del. paratransit changes

Delaware Transit Corp., which operates DART First State, wants to double most bus and paratransit fares over two years, expand bus routes and implement a new model of paratransit.

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