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Florida county builds rural transit bus, may sell to national market

Accessibility| October 18, 2010
The county required a vehicle that could handle unpaved roads while serving rural and special-needs passengers. Plans to manufacture the Brevi Bus in the county are under way.

Training key to controlling costs

Accessibility| August 10, 2010
Travel trainers teach disabled and older persons to use local public transportation fixed-route services safely and independently
Bus| July 8, 2010

B.C. Transit policy pits strollers vs. wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are supposed to take precedence, but riders and disability advocates point to problems with enforcement. Agency public relations department responded that compliance is up to the customer.
Accessibility| May 19, 2010

Disabled riders dominate CapMetro CEO forum

Attendees asked the two finalists -- Linda Watson and Deborah Finn -- about accessibility issues such as ramps for bus stops.
Accessibility| March 24, 2010

Disabled veterans org experiencing driver shortage

An organization that drives local senior veterans to appointments for free is not finding enough volunteer drivers who meet the necessary requirements.
Accessibility| February 9, 2010

Central Arkansas weathers recession with budgeting, stimulus funding

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.

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