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SEPTA awarded for customer service, green initiatives

Bus| October 2, 2012
Was presented with APTA’s 2012 “Outstanding Public Transportation System” award for its efforts to enhance service, efficiencies and overall effectiveness.

D.C.'s certification, travel training improve paratransit service

Accessibility| October 2, 2012
The programmatic change at Metro helped the agency save more than $25 million in Fiscal Year 2011, as well as receive the 2012 Innovation Award from APTA.
Accessibility| October 2, 2012

Q'Straint releases oxygen tank securement

Available in November, GO2 (pronounced “Go To”), by Sure-Lok, is an adaptable oxygen holder designed to safely and quickly transport medical oxygen for personal use in school buses, paratransit, or ambulette/non-emergency medical vehicles.
Accessibility| October 2, 2012

Q&A: APTA's Melaniphy reflects on first year

APTA’s president/CEO reflects on his first year at the helm, what it was like to meet President Obama and how MAP-21 will impact the industry.
Bus| October 2, 2012

BAE's Series-E HybriDrive features more electric capability

It combines BAE’s highly efficient HybriDrive series propulsion system with advanced power electronics to drive and manage all vehicle accessory systems electrically; enable engine stop/start; anti-idling; and implement advanced EV modes for more efficient, cleaner and quieter operation.
Bus| October 2, 2012

King County Metro hosts APTA Annual

The Seattle network of transit systems allows visitors to conveniently reach a variety of points of interest, from the iconic Space Needle at the Seattle Center to the world-renowned Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle to the EMP Museum, featuring the Experience Music Project, and the Pacific Science Center.
Sustainability| October 1, 2012

EPA certifies Cummins ISX15 engine

The engine, which is equipped with high-efficiency water, fuel and lube pump systems, meets both the EPA 2013 regulations — which require near-zero emissions of NOx — and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014.
Bus| October 1, 2012

Proterra battery-electric bus passes Altoona testing

The EcoRide BE35 battery-electric bus becomes the first heavy-duty electric transit bus to pass the FTA's testing. Additionally, the vehicle is found to have an average fuel economy of 22 mpg and the lowest noise of any bus ever tested, officials said.
University| October 1, 2012

Students, officials debate Boston U. weekend shuttle service

Althought students would like to use service to get to events and commute during inclement weather, demand during weekend days is too low to justify the financial and environmental costs.
University| October 1, 2012

U. of Minn. light rail construction creates access challenge

Work has reduced the number of accessible sidewalks and bus stops and caused changes to bus routes, making it more difficult for students, particularly those with disabilities, to get around campus.

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