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TriMet launches mobile ticketing app pilot

Bus| May 14, 2013
Approximately 150 riders were chosen from more than 1,500 applicants to test the mobile application. They will test the app for about a month and provide feedback through surveys. Once the beta test is completed and feedback incorporated, the agency expects to launch the mobile ticketing app to all riders later this summer.

Utah bus service on hold for not meeting ADA requirements

Accessibility| May 13, 2013
Salt Lake Express did not receive federal funding for its plan to offer daily bus service. It did not meet the requirement that every bus in the fleet be ADA compliant. The company offered to provide wheelchair-equipped buses for trips when passengers requested them.
Accessibility| May 13, 2013

N.Y. state grant enabling free paratransit service

The New Freedom Program grant from the New York State Department of Transportation will enable Community Action of Orleans and Genesee County to offer free transportation to people with disabilities and elderly residents of Genesee County with proper medical documentation.
Accessibility| May 13, 2013

National Express wins APTA safety award

Recognized for their commitment to safety and for the implementation of the Smith System to improve upon the quality of their overall safety action plan.
Accessibility| May 13, 2013

Calif. paratransit renews MV contract

Will continue operation of the Access Services Northern Region paratransit contract based in Van Nuys, Calif. Access oversees curb to curb ADA paratransit service on behalf of its 43 Los Angeles County fixed-route member agencies. MV has been an Access transportation provider since 1999.
Bus| May 10, 2013

Proterra names new CEO

Garrett E. Mikita recently served as the president of the Defense & Space strategic business unit of Honeywell Aerospace, where he led the $5.3 billion organization.
Sustainability| May 9, 2013

Texas' The T develops bike share program

The program is the first of its kind in North Texas and was launched to the public on Earth Day.
Bus| May 9, 2013

L.A. Metro extends Veolia contract

Under the new contract will partner to invest in facility upgrades including a new Methane Detection System, additional bus bays for maintenance, additional office space and a more efficient inventory parts room.
Accessibility| May 9, 2013

Q'Straint introduces remote release option for Q'POD

The Velocity Xpress system enables drivers to unlock rear restraints for 15 seconds enabling quicker wheelchair securement and better positioning. The remote release minimizes bending by driver/operators, reducing back injuries and improving securement.
Bus| May 9, 2013

SEPTA wins Roadeo Grand Champion Award

The honor recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team combined score. Los Angeles' Metro team took second place.

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