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Cubic to supply Pace Open Standards fare system

Bus| August 27, 2012
Will allow customers to pay transit fares with any contactless bankcard that conforms to industry standards, the same way they can pay for goods and services in the retail world.

Amtrak releases Texas Eagle route podcast

Rail| August 27, 2012
The podcast points of interest were researched and written by National Park Service staff as well as students and faculty of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University, at the direction of Amtrak.
Accessibility| August 27, 2012

Md. senior transportation program adds bus

With only two part-time staff members, the Ride Partners team relies heavily on volunteers and provided approximately 9,000 trips last year.
Accessibility| August 27, 2012

Fla. resumes transit service following tropical storm

Broward County, which includes Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, was hit with winds gusting upwards of 35 mph and heavy rain both Saturday and Sunday.
Accessibility| August 27, 2012

Ore. nonprofit shuttle focuses on riders, volunteers

The neighborhood service, which gives free rides on weekends to senior citizens and people with disabilities, provides a 15-person shuttle that runs specific routes on weekends and a neighbor-to-neighbor service that pairs drivers with riders.
Accessibility| August 27, 2012

MV wins Ore. paratransit contract

MV will provide shuttle and limited dial-a-ride transportation service to seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Salem-Keizer Urban Growth Boundaries.
Rail| August 27, 2012

D.C. Metro fare machine accessibility questioned

Farecard vending machines planned for installation at every Metro rail station have no audio feature, which will make them difficult, if not impossible to use for riders who are blind, have impaired vision or cognitive impairments.
Accessibility| August 27, 2012

D.C. gets wheelchair-accessible taxis

Accessibility Taxi began operating 15 new ADA-compliant MV-1 taxis in Prince George’s County, which lagged behind many other areas of Washington, D.C., in terms of wheelchair-accessible taxi service.
Accessibility| August 27, 2012

Calif. county paratransit sees big fare hikes, service cuts

A visually impaired Merced County resident wrote about GSG Merced County Transit’s plan to increase Dial-a-Ride fares by 50%, cut rural Dial-a-Ride service, and only allow trips for medical appointments for up to $10 each way for blind and visually impaired riders.
Accessibility| August 27, 2012

San Diego man plans paratransit service

Founder of a nonprofit is applying for grant funds to start a free backcountry bus service for seniors and residents with disabilities. The nonprofit used $138,000 in FTA grants to order two buses with plans to put them into service in January.

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