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METRO Briefs

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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MobilityTRANS launches 2 new products

The SafeTbus line of shuttles and small buses for 2020 includes 20 standard safety features and another 14 safety options.

TransitWorks rebrands as Driverge

The company provides vehicles to an array of industries, including healthcare, fleet management, government, hospitality, wheelchair support, taxi, and other markets.

Via deploys on-demand service for The Rapid's paratransit system

This will be the company’s first-ever deployment fully dedicated to overhauling a city’s paratransit services.

MCI joins NCIL rally at U.S. Capitol

The 1.5-mile march draws more than 1,000 people with disabilities, disability advocates and allies, members of Congress, and government officials.

First Transit partners with Lyft for wheelchair accessible vehicles

Now launching in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Lyft app allows passengers with accessibility needs to enable Access Mode.

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