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Senate authorization bill positively impacts seniors, disabled

Accessibility| March 19, 2012
Authorizes $248.6M for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 for the combined Section 5310 services, representing a $23M increase overall, with potentially more benefits for programs supporting seniors and persons with disabilities.

OCTA unveils transit simulator to aid disabled riders

Accessibility| March 19, 2012
One of only four nationwide, the new transit simulator includes a 40-foot OCTA bus, sidewalks, wheelchair-accessible curbs, crosswalk and operating traffic signals to fully replicate a bus stop. The facility will be used to determine eligibility for the agency's paratransit system.
Rail| March 16, 2012

Denver RTD receives unsolicited FasTracks proposal

The proposal was submitted by Kiewit Infrastructure Co., which led the design-build construction team on the Transportation Expansion project – a joint highway/light rail project of RTD and the Colorado Department of Transportation. Kiewit is also currently constructing the transit improvements at Denver Union Station.
Management & Operations| March 16, 2012

Prevost announces spring webinars

The 2012 line-up will include in-depth education on the Volvo 9700 and Prevost motorcoaches. Sessions will also include presentations on the Prevost Parts eCommerce site and Prevost Liaison telematics system.
Bus| March 16, 2012

AC Transit to purchase Gillig buses

In total, the 40-foot long, diesel-fueled buses will cost $16.4 million-with $8.2 million in agency funds being matched by $8.2 million from the State Local Partnership Program.
Bus| March 16, 2012

Report: Infrastructure spending, investment out of balance

U.S. DOT projects that $101 billion, plus increases for inflation, would be needed annually over the next 20 years from all levels of government to keep the highway system in its current state.
Bus| March 16, 2012

LaHood, Rogoff call for streamlined NEPA process

The FTA anticipates that for certain transit projects, the streamlined review process would be five times faster, making it the most efficient it has been in 20 years.
Bus| March 15, 2012

Duke U. BRT seminar focuses on building the industry

Featured the demo of a first-of-its-kind global database, developed by the International Energy Agency and EMBARQ, reporting data on all of the world’s BRT systems, including those already in operation and those in the planning.
Bus| March 15, 2012

Intercity bus system faces overhaul in Manitoba

Government plans to institute a more "flexible" system July 1 that could allow competition on certain bus routes and give smaller carriers and community groups the opportunity to provide service on lines no longer operated by Greyhound.
Accessibility| March 15, 2012

Top D.C. Metro execs made $3.1 million in 2011

GM made more money than his counterpart in New York who has an annual salary of $332,500.

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