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ABA, NTSB hold crisis management seminar

Motorcoach| January 15, 2013
This was the first time the NTSB’s training has ever been offered to the motorcoach industry. The seven-hour session was sponsored by National Interstate Insurance Co.

Former N.Y. MTA chief planning to run for mayor

Bus| January 15, 2013
Joseph Lhota’s potential run has been a popular topic since Hurricane Sandy, which brought him praise for the MTA's recovery from the worst flooding in the transit system's history.
Bus| January 15, 2013

WTS International adds keynote speaker for conference

Dr. Mae Jemison joins Gloria Steinem, the iconic leader of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, who will also be addressing conference attendees in the spring.
Bus| January 14, 2013

Chicago RTA accuses airlines of dodging millions in taxes

Agency alleged that United Airlines and American Airlines operate rarely-occupied offices in Sycamore, Ill. that they use to avoid paying higher taxes from their actual offices in Chicago, and that these operations have deprived Chicago and Cook County taxpayers, as well as public transportation agencies, of nearly $300 million over the last seven years.
Accessibility| January 14, 2013

Stertil-Koni releases fleet, transit study

The three top elements cited as very important to fleet maintenance operations in the U.S. and Canada are safety, mentioned by 97% of respondents, followed by controlling costs (91%) and minimizing downtime (88%).
Accessibility| January 14, 2013

APTA's Melaniphy discusses state of the industry

A new nationwide survey conducted in November 2012, which assessed the voter mindset and motivation as the American people voted for a new Congress and President, showed overwhelming support for public transportation.
Accessibility| January 14, 2013

N.Y. paratransit replacing minibuses

Rockland County is planning to replace its oldest TRIPS minibuses that serve the elderly and disabled with smaller vans to save money and adapt to changing needs. The county has approximately $770,000 in federal and state funds to buy five new minibuses and 10 new vans.
Accessibility| January 14, 2013

Conn. transit gets $40K grant for paratransit bus

SPHERE, an organization that serves developmentally disabled adults and the town, received a $40,000 grant from the Greater New Haven Transit District for a new 20-passenger bus that can accommodate two wheelchairs.
Accessibility| January 14, 2013

Paratransit bus damaged in 3-car collision

The bus was damaged when a vehicle blew a red light and struck it. The passengers were able to transfer to a different bus.
Accessibility| January 14, 2013

Topeka Metro considers smart fareboxes

Funding for the new technology made possible by the agency's decision to purchase five fewer paratransit vehicles.

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