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L.A. Metro launches ‘Riders Club’ for seniors

Accessibility| December 10, 2012
Agency staff members visit senior citizen centers around Los Angeles County to teach older adults about the benefits of public transit and familiarize them with local transportation options, whether it be Metro, Foothill Transit, local Dial-A-Ride or one of the other municipal operators.

BusCon 2013: Call for speakers

Bus| December 10, 2012
Interested parties are invited to submit a topic idea and abstract that could be used as a session at the upcoming event. Deadline is March 1, 2013.
Accessibility| December 7, 2012

FTA releases $15.5M for tribal transit

Seventy-two American Indian and Alaska Native tribes will receive a share of the funds. In particular, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians will receive $158,999 to purchase a vehicle to launch a new dial-a-ride transit service, and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians will receive $25,000 for a transportation planning study.
Motorcoach| December 7, 2012

MCI delivers to N.Y. MTA, Delaware

The transit agency will receive 54 MCI Commuter Coaches. Delaware Express took delivery of a new 2013 J4500, wrapping up a four-coach order.
Motorcoach| December 7, 2012

Coach driver in N.Y. crash found not guilty of manslaughter

Ophadell Williams, the tour bus driver in a New York collision that killed 15 people last year, was acquitted of manslaughter and negligent homicide. He was found guilty on one count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Rail| December 6, 2012

MBTA fires operator in rail crash

Agency discovered that he had worked a graveyard shift at another job before coming to work on the morning of the crash. The operator was going to receive a safety award from the MBTA.
Bus| December 6, 2012

CUTA: Canadian ridership up 3.2%

While this growth is impressive, the increased popularity of public transit does not come as a surprise to the association.
Motorcoach| December 6, 2012

ABC donates M1235 for ABA Foundation auction

Assembled on a durable Freightliner S2 chassis and featuring an optimized rear suspension package, the M1235 offers a smooth ride built for the long haul and is equipped with a Cummins ISB 220 engine and Allison B210 transmission.
Bus| December 6, 2012

Calif. agency sponsors children's play area

Shopping center officials estimate that each week over 2,000 children will play in the newly renovated play area. The play area has nine main features for kids to jump, climb and slide on, including a miniature Montebello Bus Lines bus and bus stop, a hybrid car, a skateboard, a monarch butterfly and a six-foot Pine tree.
Accessibility| December 6, 2012

Fla.’s PSTA launches 3 new bus routes

The North County Connectors will offer bus service to many communities that have never had transit service before. Since the routes feature smaller buses that can divert up to three-fourths of a mile off of the regular route, a greater portion of the residents in those communities will be able to take advantage of the service.

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