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Disabled veterans org experiencing driver shortage

Accessibility| March 24, 2010
An organization that drives local senior veterans to appointments for free is not finding enough volunteer drivers who meet the necessary requirements.

Central Arkansas weathers recession with budgeting, stimulus funding

Accessibility| February 9, 2010
Using $5.4 million in stimulus funding it received, the Central Arkansas Transit system purchased four paratransit vehicles and eight fixed-route buses. As a result, Executive Director Betty Wineland said that for the first time in more than 33 years, the agency will have no buses in its fleet that exceed the recommended 12-year retirement age.
Accessibility| December 16, 2009

D.C. Metro to review paratransit driver training

Will implement new pilot program in early 2010, which will integrate more interactive training techniques, emphasize service enhancements such as door-to-door service, EZ-Pay, and the use of GPS and other technology.
Accessibility| November 30, 2009

SFRTA, MPOs announce call for FTA-funded projects

The funds can be used to support up to 80 percent (an 80/20 match) for capital projects and not more than 50 percent (a 50/50 match) of project costs for operating assistance.
Accessibility| November 17, 2009

MV-1 accessible vehicle production set for 2010

Volume production will begin in October at the AM General plant in Mishawaka, Ind., which designs and produces the military HUMVEE and assembles the HUMMER H2.
Accessibility| November 17, 2009

Web Extra: Project Action roundtable talks transportation for disabled youth

Group brought together youth with disabilities, parents and other family members, and representatives from the disability, transportation and youth communities.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

SF Muni and BART launch accessibility pilot

The 18-month pilot project will allow senior and disabled customers unlimited access to BART in San Francisco and all Muni transit services with the purchase of a single pass.
Accessibility| September 29, 2009

D.C. Metro honors individual for accessibility efforts

Richard Pelkey worked tirelessly to make the Metrorail system more accessible after moving to Arlington in the late 1980s after becoming a quadriplegic as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Accessibility| September 29, 2009

Long Island adds sedans to paratransit fleet

Switch could possibly save LI Bus millions of dollars, with the cost of a Crown Victoria coming in at approximately $22,000 compared to about $100,000 for a paratransit bus.
Motorcoach| September 15, 2009

MCI delivers J4500 to Pa.

The delivery will mark the eighth J4500 for Hagey Coach and Tours, bringing its fleet to a total of 20 MCI motorcoaches, 150 school buses and 20 vans.

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