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APTA survey shows large support for veterans

Accessibility| November 12, 2012
Even before the industry kicks off its new veterans initiative, there are active targeted hiring programs in place for veterans in 22% of the public transit systems surveyed and 11% have instituted their own outreach programs.

Ind. provider puts ads on buses to fund extended service

Accessibility| November 12, 2012
Porter County Aging and Community Services partnered with Clean Zone Marketing to put ads on its V-Line buses in an effort to extend its hours of service. The money from the ads will help pay for fuel.
Accessibility| November 12, 2012

Chicago RTA Chair apologizes for paratransit comment

John Gates Jr. called paratransit service “federally mandated limousine service,” during a meeting. He later said the remark was “off the cuff and thoughtless."
Accessibility| November 12, 2012

TLPA names Driver of the Year

Gerald Ford, a driver with Select Ride Inc., accepted the award at the association's annual convention in Las Vegas last month. He was selected for his focus on safety and outstanding service to his paratransit passengers.
Accessibility| November 12, 2012

RouteMatch to equip Canada paratransit

Will improve the City's GoBus Accessible Transit operations through expanded advanced intelligent transportation technologies. Enhancements include a recently launched customer web portal and Interactive Voice Response.
Motorcoach| November 9, 2012

Bus driver convicted in Va. crash

Sky Express coach driver Kin Yiu Cheung received four counts of involuntary manslaughter in a crash last year that killed four and injured dozens. Crash survivors told the judge that Cheung’s erratic driving lasted for an hour before he nodded off at the wheel and lost control of the bus.
Bus| November 9, 2012

Calgary Transit delays electronic fare rollout

After hundreds of university students and city employees tested the system and found several problems, the agency decided to terminate its contract with the fare system supplier.
Bus| November 9, 2012

New MBTA security helps ward off fare evasion, crime

Implemented a front-door-only boarding policy, added surveillance cameras and stationed more officers near automatic fare collection to deter fare evasion and crime. The measures have proven successful so far, agency officials said.
Bus| November 9, 2012

Chicago RTA launches goroo app

Includes the same features that travelers in the region have been using on the goroo desktop site, such as trip directions using transit, driving, walking, biking or any combination; weather forecasts; real-time arrival estimates; and information on major destinations and attractions in the region.
Motorcoach| November 9, 2012

MCI delivers 2013 J4500s to U.S., Canada

The new model owes some of its new 2013 flair to BMW DesignworksUSA, which assisted with the 2001 model debut as well.

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