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February 24, 2014

Chance meeting leads to nonprofit receiving vehicle

The Veterans Alliance expects to pick up the 2008 Eldorado Aerostar bus later this month, which replaces a seven-seat van without wheelchair access that broke down.


November 25, 2013

N.Y. transit gives free rides to disabled veterans

Lift Line, RGRTA’s paratransit system, is paying for the service with $10,500 in funds from the FTA and local partners.


February 25, 2013

Texas to expand paratransit

After receiving a $4.2 million fleet replacement grant, the Texoma Area Paratransit System announced plans to increase its number of buses from 94 to more than 120, and is working with veterans groups to set up a route that would serve them.


November 12, 2012

APTA survey shows large support for veterans

Even before the industry kicks off its new veterans initiative, there are active targeted hiring programs in place for veterans in 22% of the public transit systems surveyed and 11% have instituted their own outreach programs.


October 11, 2012

S.D. transit upgrades facility for $5M

Includes space to service and maintain nearly 100 buses and other transit vehicles in the agency’s fleet, and a new dispatch center with upgraded computer scheduling and GPS technology to better monitor and track vehicles.


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.


July 30, 2012

Nevada’s RTC to service new VA medical center

The Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express, an express commuter bus transit service from downtown Las Vegas to the new VA Medical Center, will operate seven days a week between 5 a.m. and midnight and will accommodate ADA paratransit riders.


July 30, 2012

N.J. paratransit wins grant for veterans’ access

A $406,125 grant from the FTA will help the Morris Area Para-Transit System develop a one-click/one-call transportation resource center to coordinate local transportation services to veterans who live in the Morris County area.


July 16, 2012

Houston man outfits bus to help disabled vets

Founded a nonprofit organization to fund the outfitting of a large recreational vehicle into transportation for veterans in wheelchairs.


May 29, 2012

MCI delivers to W. Va. veterans’ healthcare facility

Louis A. Johnson VA Healthcare System’s two new D4005 coaches come with patriotic graphics, wheelchair lifts and the latest clean diesel engine technology for near zero emissions.


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