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February 11, 2014

New Va. CEO envisions a city with no cars

David Green also discussed the importance of adding service so residents could have more access to jobs.


February 6, 2014

Q’Straint unveils new retractor at mobility conference

Shows its QRT-360 wheelchair retractor tie-down system at the National Mobility Equipment Dealer’s Association Conference. Officials say it is the first retractor to meet the higher-strength requirements of the WC18 standards.


November 11, 2013

MARTA opens new travel training facility

Includes simulated railcars, bus stops and Breeze card vending machines to help customers practice critical transit-riding skills.


March 27, 2013

Md. MTA purchases 40 MV-1s

The first 10 MV-1s are in service and the remaining 30 should be in service within two months.


May 25, 2012

Report: Improving transit boosts rural communities

Reconnecting America and the Community Transportation Association of America’s "Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America," found that smaller communities are making a wide variety of transit investments, and these investments have had a positive impact on both the economy and the quality of life of residents.


March 19, 2012

Audit: Maryland MTA did not vet paratransit applicants

Of the 30 evaluated applications, none had adequate documentation to show that the applicants needed the service.


January 31, 2012

MV wins DART paratransit contract

The need for DART to invest in capital items, such as vehicles, technology and dedicated call center staff is eliminated by this agreement with MV.


August 17, 2011

Canada improves accessibility standards

The update reflects the evolution of services offered to travelers with a disability since the original Code was issued in 1998.


January 27, 2010

HDR wins New Orleans streetcar extensions

The environmental assessment and preliminary engineering work, which is under way, is slated to be completed in summer 2010.


January 20, 2010

Web Extra: Md.'s Mobility Paratransit revises services, policies

The MTA introduced two major changes: upgrading its curb-to-curb service to door-to-door service and greater enforcement of its no-show policy.


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