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OCTA names new CEO

Bus| November 26, 2012
Darrell Johnson will replace CEO Will Kempton, who announced his retirement effective Feb. 28, to become the executive director of Transportation California.

Chicago introduces 110 mph rail service

Rail| November 26, 2012
The launch represents a historic step toward the establishment of a high-speed rail network in Illinois, one of Gov. Quinn's key priorities as he works to modernize the state's infrastructure.
Bus| November 26, 2012

North Texas transit leaders sign cooperative agreement

DART Chairman John Danish, DCTA Chairman Charles Emery and The T Chairman Gary W. Cumbie were joined by DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas, DCTA President/Executive Director Jim Cline and The T’s President/Executive Director Dick Ruddell in signing the agreement.
Bus| November 26, 2012

Chicago Transit president proposes $1.39B budget

The budget reflects a new, tentative labor agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union Locals #241 and #308, which represent CTA bus and rail operators. The four-year tentative agreement slows the rate of growth in health care spending and emphasizes preventative care, among changes shaving approximately $50 million off the 2013 budget deficit.
Bus| November 26, 2012

Valley Metro to operate Tempe buses

The City was facing an $8 million budget deficit and a large drop in sales tax revenues.
Accessibility| November 26, 2012

Wis. officials consider bringing paratransit service in-house

The city added a line item in the capital budget showing it might spend $1.35 million in 2017 to buy a dozen paratransit vehicles. Officials hope that bringing the service in-house will reduce costs and ease customer service.
Accessibility| November 26, 2012

Wis. cities to restore bus, paratransit service

Many paratransit riders were forced to relocate after the cities of Weston, Schofield and Rothschild discontinued bus and paratransit service. Now, the municipalities are considering a plan that would restore service, but Rothschild would receive less paratransit service due to its location on the route.
Accessibility| November 26, 2012

Calif. senior transportation program goes national

Independent Living Partnership’s TripTrak subscription service was designed to facilitate complete administration and management of special needs senior transportation model programs. It originally assisted the TRIP Program in Riverside County. Eventually, other organizations operating TRIP model services asked for the software.
Accessibility| November 26, 2012

Chicago paratransit calls for training after comment

One Chicago Regional Transportation Authority ADA Advisory Committee member said that the RTA board needs disability awareness training, particularly in proper terminology.
Accessibility| November 26, 2012

Iowa to add lift van

According to a councilmember, the council was surprised by the amount of calls the department had been receiving requiring the use of a lift van.

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