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N.Y. MTA to sell naming rights to subway stations

Management & Operations| July 29, 2013
The first-of-its-kind plan comes amid projected deficits of $240 million a year through 2016.

Seattle hospital's move to propane fleet maximizes savings, sustainability

Accessibility| July 29, 2013
Sees an estimated savings of $5,000 to $6,000 a year in maintenance costs alone on the 15 bi-fuel shuttles, and has reduced its fuel spent by 50% compared with gasoline.
Accessibility| July 29, 2013

Texas paratransit unveils mobile friendly website

Will allow riders on-the-go access to ride schedules and services.
Accessibility| July 29, 2013

Okla. paratransit hits capacity

The service provided 8,453 rides last fiscal year, up from 3,520 rides in 2009-10, when the system started operation. Each month, the paratransit service gets 10 to 12 new applications.
Accessibility| July 29, 2013

Calif. agency workers strike

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
Accessibility| July 29, 2013

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

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.

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