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NY MTA adding mobile app to simplify paratransit travel

Accessibility| June 27, 2017

The upgrade comes amid a growing outcry from people with disabilities that they are being underserved.

CATS to add 19 ARBOC Spirit of Independence buses

Bus| June 13, 2017

The contract is the largest order ARBOC has received for the new product.

Accessibility| June 8, 2017

Profile: Donna Smith, Sr. Director, Easter Seals Project Action Consulting

Donna Smith was 18 months old when doctors detected retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and removed her right eye. For the next 18 months, her mother took her on zoo trips and drilled her on all the colors before doctors took out her left eye, too.

Management & Operations| May 31, 2017

Profile: Joel Volinski, Director, National Center for Transportation Research

When Joel Volinski accepted a job as the interim director of Florida’s Broward County Transit Agency in 1983, he had never ridden on a public transit bus. “Here I was, the person who knew less about the subject than anyone, and suddenly I was directing the biggest agency in county government,” he tells me, leaning back in his leather chair. “So you have to have a sense of humor, and you have to be kind of a quick study.”

Accessibility| May 23, 2017

Q’Straint to supply Quantum, Q’POD securement systems for ABQ Ride’s BRT system

Benefits of the Quantum rear-facing solution include shorter dwell times at stops; little or no involvement of bus operators; less likelihood of operator injury; and fewer instances of operators being placed in awkward working positions.

Management & Operations| May 16, 2017

NY MTA campaign encourages offering pregnant, disabled and seniors a seat

The pilot program, which began on Mother’s Day and runs through Labor Day, will examine ways to encourage courtesy by helping riders easily identify fellow customers with specialized needs who need a seat.

Bus| May 15, 2017

ARBOC produces Spirit of Liberty buses for Fla. agency

Martin County intends to use these buses on their Commuter Service to Palm Beach County.

Accessibility| May 8, 2017

How to Write Effective Mass Transit System Policies

Solid policies — whether for employees or riders — are the backbone of any transportation agency’s operations.

Government Issues| May 4, 2017

Profile: Norm Mineta, Former Secretary of Transportation

The searchlights were going back and forth over his body, scanning the barracks as Norm Mineta slept. It was the middle of 1942, and Norm was ten years old, sleeping on a mattress stuffed with hay...

Rail| May 1, 2017

Alstom inaugurates the first French cross-border Citadis tram

The new Citadis trams are in circulation on the extension of line A, which runs towards Illkirch-Graffenstaden, and the line D, which links the center of Strasbourg to Kehl in Germany.

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