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Prevost, NASCAR announce multi-year partnership

Motorcoach| March 12, 2013
Involvement began in the 1980s as Featherlite Coaches and Marathon Coach led the way in providing track-side offices and living quarters for competitors, sponsors, suppliers and families who made the racetrack their home throughout the race season.

UITP World Congress visits Geneva in May

Bus| March 12, 2013
Launched a sector-wide objective at its 2009 World Congress in Vienna to double the market share of public transport worldwide by 2025.
Rail| March 11, 2013

DART awards streetcar vehicle contract

Brookville Equipment Corp. vehicles will operate along a four-stop, 1.6-mile track that provides access for citizens of Dallas' urban core to the downtown Union Station hub, which connects to DART's Red/Blue/Green light rail lines and the Trinity Railway Express with service to Fort Worth.
Accessibility| March 11, 2013

APTA: Public Transportation ridership up 7th year in a row

Report finds 10.5 billion trips, the second highest ridership since 1957, equals 154 million more trips than the previous year.
Rail| March 11, 2013

Honolulu receives $67.5M in fed funding

Monies are part of $255 million in federal funds currently available for the Honolulu rail transit project this fiscal year. The project to date has $320 million available in federal funds under the Full Funding Grant Agreement.
Rail| March 11, 2013

NTSB issues rail work safety recs

In response to an Amtrak collision and derailment last year, advised the FRA and FTA to provide railroad employees with best practices regarding the use of jumper wires when performing signal maintenance operations on active rails.
Accessibility| March 11, 2013

Ohio to buy new paratransit buses

Western Reserve Transit Authority plans to buy four with part of a Federal Transit Administration grant. The buses are estimated to cost about $129,000 each. The agency is looking to buy the vehicles within the next four to six months.
Accessibility| March 11, 2013

Washington county launches 4-month paratransit pilot

The Beyond the Borders Connector offers eligible riders transportation to work, medical or social services appointments; the grocery store and other destinations at no cost to the rider.
Accessibility| March 11, 2013

Ore. county ends free paratransit fixed-route rides

Other recent changes made to the agency’s paratransit program include in-person interviews to determine eligibility for CherryLift, with applicants no longer able to ride the service during the 21-day approval process.
Accessibility| March 11, 2013

Board cuts Iowa cities paratransit funds

Iowa City’s amount will be cut by about $360,000 while lowering the funding to Coralville by more than $100,000, as of July 1. The board, however, expressed an openness to continue paratransit discussion.

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