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September 2, 2010

Report: More transit means more jobs vs. highway projects

Investment in public transit tends to be more labor-intensive than highway projects because the work is generally more complex, involves the purchase and maintenance of vehicles, and requires much less spending on land acquisition.


April 20, 2010

Transit advocates rally in 11 cities

From April 20-28, hundreds of members of the Transportation Equity Network and their allies in eleven cities will hold a series of memorial services, rallies, and other actions to resurrect mass transit in their communities.


August 18, 2009

Report: Cuts, fare increases hurting nation

Authors found that while state and local transit revenues have been pummeled by a tough economy, the effects were compounded by failures in federal policy.


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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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