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Funding available for inclusive transportation planning projects

Accessibility| February 19, 2013
Grants of up to $20,000 will be given to up to 20 organizations for a six-month period to assist in the documentation, further development and replication of models for involving seniors and people with disabilities in the planning, design and implementation of coordinated transportation systems or processes.

Study: Young Montreal residents stick with transit

Bus| February 19, 2013
Found that 43% of people from age 20 to 25 used only public transit to get to school or work in 2008, compared with just 36% in 1998. Study researchers say Montreal-area transit agencies could seize on the trend and make transit even more attractive to youth.
Bus| February 19, 2013

Critics question NJ Transit’s on-time claims

Transit advocates and commuters questioned the agency’s claim of a 91% on-time rate for November, when Superstorm Sandy impacted the coast line for weeks, putting many trains out of operation. The system is also facing criticism over how it calculated its 96% on-time record for last year.
Bus| February 19, 2013

Md. to start building long-delayed transit center

Montgomery County transportation officials are moving forward with plans to build a $31 million transit center in one of the region’s busiest bus-only transfer points. The project was delayed for years while the state negotiated the acquisition of the land needed to build the facility.
Bus| February 19, 2013

Proterra, Key partner for financing program

Under terms of the deal, purchasers can finance up to 100% of the cost of each bus, allowing them to spread their payments over time and provide for a capital cushion in an uncertain economic environment.
Bus| February 19, 2013

Sun Metro to add 71 bus shelters

Expects the addition of the shelters to help further improve passengers’ transit experiences. Recently, Sun Metro completed the addition or replacement of about 175 shelters.
Motorcoach| February 19, 2013

FMCSA declares Atlanta operator an imminent hazard

The imminent hazard/operations-out-of-service order issued by FMCSA prohibits Top Class Bus Co. from any type of commercial passenger service and it blocks the unapproved use of its buses by another company or any driver.
Bus| February 19, 2013

Clemson puts Nova artic into service

CAT dubbed its LFS Artic the “bendy bus” because of its center articulation that allows the bus to corner tightly and handle city streets as easily as a regular bus. Similar LFS Artic buses are currently in operation in large urban centers including New York City and Montreal.
Bus| February 19, 2013

LaHood wins WTS International award

The Navigator Award was created by WTS International to recognize the achievements of an individual or organization for extraordinary efforts to attract, retain and advance women in the transportation industry.
Motorcoach| February 19, 2013

Prevost sales manager wins Tenn. coach award

Each year the Tennessee Motorcoach Association awards a Service Provider that is helpful and supportive to the Motorcoach operators of Tennessee.

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