Chicago Transit Authority veteran Carter returns to lead agency

Dorval Carter Jr., who will become the first African-American CTA president, most recently served as Acting Chief of Staff to USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx. He replaces Forrest Claypool, who is joining as chief of staff for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's second administration

ADA Paratransit Eligibility Moving Toward a More Holistic Approach

Since its initial publication in 2003, Easter Seals Project ACTION’s “Determining ADA Paratransit Eligibility: An Approach, Recommendations and Training Materials,” has been the primary resource for agencies that assess individual applications for paratransit service.

University of Arkansas offers charter bus service

Razorback Charters offers two buses, with seating for 32 passengers, and one wheelchair lift van with seating for 10 and one wheelchair.

ARBOC delivers milestone 2,000th bus to Okla. State U.

A special milestone luncheon celebration was held at ARBOC’s Middlebury bus plant, giving special acknowledgement to Tom Duncan- Transit Manager for OSU, Brent Roy- Regional Sales Manager for National Bus Sales, and all of the dedicated employees at ARBOC Specialty Vehicles.

American U. Partners With Zipcar to Offer Car Sharing on Campus

Participating members with smartphones, including iPhone and Android devices, may download the Zipcar mobile application to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles and honk the horn to help locate the vehicle.

Detroit’s SMART Deploys Alt.-Fueled Paratransit Fleet

Detroit’s Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) provides fixed-route and paratransit demand service for residents in southeast Michigan. SMART’s fleet consists of 233 fixed-route buses and 110 Connector buses covering 1,100 square miles.

Americans support gas tax hike, spending revenue on public transit, survey says

One of the proposed federal bills, H.R. 1846, would index the gas tax to inflation and create a bi-partisan, bi-cameral transportation commission that would provide long-term funding of the Highway Trust Fund. Another proposed bill, H.R. 680, would increase the gas tax by five cents per year for three years.

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