Wash. agency provides hands-on rider training

C-Tran has offered travel training in some form for years, but the agency recently hired Veronica Marti in 2013 to coordinate the program full-time. Marti often meets with riders as an introduction, and then accompanies them on one or more trips, offering guidance along the way.

Del. DART's new flex service a hit

Launched as an effort to better meet the community’s transportation needs, the new Flex service, which can deviate up to one mile off of its set route to pick up riders, operates as a hybrid between DART’s fixed-route buses and paratransit buses that provide door-to-door transportation to qualified riders through reservations made 24 hours in advance.

Las Vegas set to open new training center in fall 2015

Participants will be taught how to get to and from the bus, important riding techniques, emergency procedures, and how to get to and from specific destinations.

Calgary HandiBus to cease operations due to rising costs

City officials said when they identify another provider to take over the service's 35,000 monthly trips — which could be Calgary Transit — customers should notice no change, including in door-to-door service.

BART debuts new service to Oakland International Airport

Riders can now board one of four three-car automated people movers at either the Coliseum Station or the Oakland International Airport Station and take the eight-minute ride at 30 mph.

After streetcar plan defeat, Arlington looks to better buses

The city already evaluated a potential enhanced-bus line for Columbia Pike, back in 2012, as a possible alternative to the streetcar.

Ann Arbor approves bus buys, paratransit contract

The board voted to award Select Ride Inc. a three-year contract to deliver paratransit services for seniors and people with disabilities beginning May 1, 2015, for a not-to-exceed price of $10.7 million.

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