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Couple campaigns after paratransit service cut

Accessibility| October 8, 2012
Dianne Falk received praise from a paratransit driver after she and her husband Stuart appear in campaign posters for a tax to pay for transit. The Falks got involved in the campaign after the service to their nursing home was eliminated due to budget cuts.

Dallas paratransit hits snags on opening day

Accessibility| October 8, 2012
The revamped system's on-time performance drops to 60% before rebounding later in the day. Officials say the problems were the result of a new vehicle fleet, new reservationists and dispatchers, and general confusion.
Accessibility| October 8, 2012

Grant may allow Ore. transit to buy call center

Rogue Valley Transportation District would no longer have to lease the facility after receiving $1 million in federal funds. Savings from ending the costly lease payments could be put into other transportation programs, such as transit options for disabled veterans.
Accessibility| October 8, 2012

Wash. paratransit tightens disabled rider screening

Due to a significant spike in paratransit ridership, RiverCities Transit hired a new mobility manager, who has been tasked with screening paratransit applicants, calling doctors with follow-up questions to determine ridership eligibility, and developing a travel training program.
Accessibility| October 8, 2012

MV selects background checks provider

Private Eyes will provide background checks and pre-employment screening for all future MV Transportation employees.
Accessibility| October 8, 2012

New Palm Tran paratransit contract draws complaints

Riders and Palm Beach County Commissioners confronted the agency’s executive director about delays and long rides for the elderly and others with serious health issues, resulting from a new paratransit contract. The contractor convinced Palm Tran that its vans could, on their own, handle the Palm Tran Connection contract, a job previously done by three companies.
Accessibility| October 8, 2012

Texas paratransit supplements with taxi service

A continuing shortage of bus drivers has forced EZ-RIDER, the public transportation provider in Midland and Odessa, Texas, to partner with a local taxi company to provide service to its paratransit riders.
Bus| October 5, 2012

Trapeze to equip Chicago transit

The system for CTA includes a comprehensive workforce management solution with employee self-service options to support nearly 8,000 employees across more than 18 garages, terminals and facilities. The system is extended with a centralized business intelligence tool to improve visibility and reporting across CTA's operations.
Bus| October 5, 2012

Review: No fiscal oversight at RIPTA

Agency would pay bills before checking to see if it could cover the expenses, sources say.
Bus| October 5, 2012

D.C. Metro opens new bus facility

The Shepherd Parkway Metrobus Division sits on 16 acres of land with space for up to 250 buses. Initially, it will house 114 Metrobuses that operate on 50 routes mainly in Southeast and Southwest Washington, D.C., providing better service for thousands of customers.

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