MTM Transit and Alexander Dennis each announced the latest news from their respective companies. Meanwhile, Paul Comfort unboxed his book, "Comfort Food; A Public Transportation Celebrity Cookbook."
MTM Transit Expands Partnership With Denver RTD
MTM Transit announced that the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) has selected it to operate a portion of the agency's Access-a-Ride Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service.
Following a bidding process, RTD chose two vendors to operate the Access-a-Ride service, as well as a third vendor to operate its FlexRide demand response service.
Under the contract, which goes live on July 1 and holds a term of three years plus two one-year options, MTM Transit said it anticipates performing 25% of Access-a-Ride service.
Access-a-Ride is a shared-ride public transportation service for those who are unable to use RTD's fixed-route bus and light-rail services due to a disability or limiting condition that impacts their ability to access the system.
Services are available to eligible passengers in Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties within RTD's ADA coverage area.
CAVForth Autonomous Bus Service Launches in Scotland
CAVForth is led by Fusion Processing Ltd in cooperation with project partners Stagecoach, Transport Scotland, Alexander Dennis, Edinburgh Napier University, and Bristol Robotics Laboratory. It is co-funded by the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.
The project’s fleet of five Alexander Dennis Enviro200AV autonomous buses will operate a scheduled passenger service seven days a week on Stagecoach’s new AB1 route. Buses will depart Ferrytoll Park & Ride in Fife for Edinburgh Park interchange every 30 minutes.
Cookbook with Public Transit Leaders
Paul Comfort recently unboxed his cookbook "Comfort Food; A Public Transportation Celebrity Cookbook."
The cookbook features transit leaders sharing their favorite recipes, as they also offer a look into their home lives.