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First Transit wins Minn. Contract renewal

Accessibility| July 20, 2011
More than 470,000 people ride MetroLink annually, connecting them to many points throughout the twin cities region.

MV awarded Pa., Calif. paratransit contracts

Accessibility| July 20, 2011
The company now operates a total of 189 paratransit vehicles in the state of Pennsylvania. All are equipped with DriveCam fleet monitoring capabilities to ensure the highest level of safety and service.
Accessibility| July 20, 2011

S.F. Muni, BART, expand senior and disabled pass pilot

Due to low program participation, the agencies have eliminated pre-registration and voucher requirements and will be seeking additional vending locations for the passes, to find out if there is additional unmet demand.
Accessibility| July 20, 2011

Feds award Ohio’s TARTA $3.49M for paratransit buses

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority will use the “State of Good Repair” grant to replace 38 of its paratransit vehicles. The agency’s paratransit program has been the fastest growing part of the system, with ridership increases in each of the past 15 years.
Accessibility| June 16, 2011

RIPTA to bring accessible taxicabs to area

Originally planning to begin the program in September, RIPTA had settled on buying Chrysler minivans. However, because RIPTA plans to buy 10 vans, the vehicles must pass Altoona testing; a process which the vans previously selected had not gone through.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Travel Instruction group annual conference set for August

Presentations include how to teach safe street crossings in congested urban environments; current practices for effective travel training of seniors; and preparing newly-hired travel trainers.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Disability pass demand spikes for Denver RTD

In January of this year, RTD issued 49.7 percent more discount disability cards than in the same month of 2010. Increase may be due in part to social service agencies increasing efforts to get their clients enrolled in the transit agency’s disability pass program.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

N.J. debuts taxi service for seniors, disabled

The EZ Ride Community Cars program, operated by a nonprofit organization, will offer discounted door-to-door taxi service to seniors and disabled residents in West Milford township, an area with limited transportation options.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Ind. paratransit service weathers client concerns

Purchasing a larger van to accommodate more riders with wheelchairs and paying close attention to customer feedback are two actions the Regional Bus Authority is taking to improve its complementary service.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

BART launches mobile seat lab to elicit customer feedback

The mobile seat lab took several months to create and contains four stations, each equipped with several different seats.

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