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Posted on November 19, 2008

Canada rail looking to sell videos, music online

OTTAWA — VIA Rail Canada is planning to set up a Web-based entertainment store in order to help raise funds. For the full story, click here.

Calif. high-speed rail plans uncertain

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After California voters approved spending $10 billion for a high-speed rail line, project specifics, including the rail line’s relationship with local transit authorities, still need to be determined. For the full story, click here.

Paratransit service considered crucial, costly

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Transit Administration’s paratransit service lost $1 million last year, mainly due to rider no-shows. Some officials have suggested eliminating certain preferential procedures; advocates argue that they are necessary for the health of some riders. For the full story, click here.

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Q'Straint acquires Adapt Solutions

Headquartered just outside Quebec City, the company manufactures wheelchair accessible automotive turning seats and lifting devices.

NJ TRANSIT launches campaign to increase awareness for travel challenged

The videos will be shown at various travel training or outreach programs and will be available in seven languages.

MV Transportation lands 5-year King County Metro paratransit contract

The contract incorporates feedback from customers, caregivers, stakeholders, and community organizations.

National Express wins 7-year Pace paratransit service contract

The agency will be providing 82 buses for the fleet and it is expected that we will hire approximately 150 drivers and 20 staff members.

CCW becomes first to offer wheelchair charging station retrofits

The upgrade will be available to all types of buses. 

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