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A-Z Bus Sales wins Calif. CNG paratransit contract

Accessibility| October 26, 2011
Company provides sales and service for new and used buses, financing of all buses through a large nationwide network, and offers parts and services, including emissions testing and diesel engine retrofits and warranty repairs.

NJ Transit upgrades transit station for $7.9M

Bus| October 11, 2011
The new Plauderville Station is fully accessible to customers with disabilities, provides more convenient access to the station from the parking area and features platforms constructed with Armor Deck, a material with a structural polymer composite system used in place of concrete that resists corrosion and is maintenance-free.
Accessibility| September 22, 2011

‘Differently-abled’ riders require alternative travel training levels

Terry Moakley is past-president of the Association of Travel Instruction, www.travelinstruction.org. He is also a member of the United Spinal Association’s board of directors and currently chairs its VetsFirst Committee.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

NJ Transit rail station rebuild adds accessibility features

New high-level platforms provide accessibility to customers with disabilities. Agency also rebuilt elevator shafts, a pedestrian tunnel, tunnel stairs and exterior stairs to South Bridge Street, and installed closed-circuit television cameras, new ticket vending machines and electronic customer information signs.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

New rule strengthens accessibility at rail stations

Passenger railroads must provide level-entry boarding at new or altered stations in which no track passing through the station and adjacent to platforms is shared with existing freight rail operations.
Accessibility| August 18, 2011

Production begins on MV-1 accessible vehicle

Will be available in either gasoline or CNG powertrains. Production of its fully certified vehicle has officially begun and deliveries to customers will begin by the end of September 2011.
Accessibility| August 8, 2011

On Paratransit: ESPA offers tools for paratransit

Increasing cutbacks in fixed-route systems has placed a strain on both paratransit operations and people with disabilities who rely on public bus and rail systems to get to work, social activities and other places.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Fla. transit may cut half of its bus stops

The Lakeland Area Mass Transit District may close 500 of its 1,000 stops because it is too costly to make the stops ADA compliant. Waits on certain routes will increase from 30 minutes to an hour.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

Megabus to enhance ADA training for employees

Will provide refresher training to its employees and contractors regarding ADA requirements. The operator also will improve and modify, where needed, its written procedures to ensure that persons with disabilities receive accessible transportation within the meaning of the ADA.
Accessibility| April 21, 2011

Valley Metro mobility center wins innovation award

A full-size bus and bus shelter are part of the indoor landscape, as well as varied pavement and ground applications. Input on the development of the Mobility Center was considered by a paratransit technical advisory committee and a regional paratransit stakeholders group.

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