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FTA makes $6.3M available for improved access to healthcare

Government Issues| September 12, 2018

Will help improve options for people with limited transportation choices and bridge gap between service providers in the transportation and health sectors.

Microbes in Hong Kong subway system mix together by evening rush

Rail| August 7, 2018

"Studies of microbial composition of train compartments may guide future public health strategies and public transit designs."

Management & Operations| April 2, 2018

RTA Board President resigns amid investigation of healthcare payments

George F. Dixon was appointed to the board in 1992 and was president since 1994.

Mobility| March 5, 2018

Allscripts, Lyft partner to off non-emergency transportation to patients

Today, 3.6 million Americans have transportation issues that prevent them from getting to or from a doctor’s appointment.

Accessibility| October 5, 2017

Conn.'s rural residents die at higher rates due to poor access to healthcare

Rural areas have fewer doctors and public transportation is centered in more urban areas.

Management & Operations| March 20, 2017

MATA partners with HealthyHere to offer on-site healthcare for employees

The HealthyHere mobile clinics are fully outfitted with portable ultrasound machines, a private area in the vehicle dedicated to physical exams, and the equipment necessary for performing on-board lab work and biometric measurements.

Bus| January 10, 2017

Transdev to continue operations of BJC Healthcare shuttle

The company recently completed a transition of 50% of the fleet to new vehicles when increased demand fueled service expansion in 2014.

Management & Operations| December 13, 2016

Colorado town proposing e-cig, cigarette ban on buses

Officials say they have had a number of complaints about cigarette smoking, particularly in the downtown terminal where the lack of ventilation causes both irritation and potential public health issues for passengers.

Mobility| December 9, 2016

Lyft partners with online caregiver service to offer on-demand transport

The CareLinx app allows family members to communicate with their loved ones' caregivers to set Care Plans, including social outings and medical appointments.

Management & Operations| November 28, 2016

U. of Minn. study finds transit does not improve health

Previous studies have found that citizens in areas with more transit options have a lower BMI because transit use also includes walking and biking, however, using BMI for that conclusion doesn’t account for commuters who may eat fast food every day or substitute buses and trains for walking from place to place.

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