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February 2, 2011

Chicago’s Metra names new CEO

Alexander D. Clifford most recently served as Executive Officer, High-Speed Rail, for the Los Angeles Metro, working as an ombudsman with the California High Speed Rail Authority to help facilitate the integration of high-speed train service into existing transportation corridors in Los Angeles County.

November 9, 2010

Free rides may soon end for Chicago seniors

Legislative leaders agree that the benefit may be restricted to the financially needy. Elected officials are debating whether voters will support increasing the state motor fuel tax to help public transit.

April 22, 2010

Bill limiting free senior rides fails in Senate

Chicago Senate Executive Committee votes down move to eliminate free bus and train rides for all but low-income senior citizens.

December 3, 2009

Chicago area transit joins White House Jobs Summit

An alliance of the nation’s top metro transit systems, including New York, Boston and Washington, D.C., met with key members of Congress to highlight the opportunity to invest in creating jobs and boost the economic recovery.


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Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

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