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Greanias resigns from Houston Metro

Bus| December 24, 2012
Executive VP Thomas C. Lambert will serve as interim executive for the organization.

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,667 annually

Accessibility| December 24, 2012
The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the Dec. 19, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
Bus| December 24, 2012

Calif. agency rounds out staff

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus names Tim McCormick to transit planning administrator; Linda Gamberg to transit community relations officer, Jennie Campos to transit community relations coordinator and Bridget Cade to administrative services officer.
Accessibility| December 21, 2012

Colo. paratransit service contracts extended

The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority approved payment to keep the services running for the duration of 2013.
Accessibility| December 21, 2012

Mich. seniors lose transit service

The Muskegon City Commission voted to end its senior transit program on Dec. 31 due to a reduction in funds. The city had already extended the program by six months.
Accessibility| December 21, 2012

Canadian city puts 90-day hold on fare hike for disabled

The city’s fare policy change will require people with mobility devices and the visually impaired, who have a card from the Canadian National Institute of the Blind, to pay full fare on city transit buses. Right now, cardholders can ride them for free.
Accessibility| December 21, 2012

Pa. transit to receive electric paratransit vehicles

Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority is running a pilot project with fully electric vehicles and wireless charging pads from AMP Electric Vehicles and Momentum Dynamics Corp. The agency is the first in the U.S. to deploy electric paratransit vehicles, according to AMP Electric Vehicles.
Accessibility| December 21, 2012

Trapeze to equip Wash. transit

Will provide to Spokane Transit Authority computer-aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location technology integrated with automated passenger counters, onboard audio and visual announcements of next stops, and mobile trip information.
Accessibility| December 21, 2012

RouteMatch equipping La. agency

Serving a population of more than 200,000, the Shreveport Area Transit System operates 20 paratransit vehicles, as well as 49 fixed-route buses covering 16 routes a day.
Accessibility| December 21, 2012

TRB calls for development of mobility management centers

The study concludes by noting that software applications ought to be developed that address the need for data interoperability for scheduling and dispatching for the paratransit and transit industry.

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