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Sacramento RT reconsiders plan to allow ads for alcohol on buses, trains

Management & Operations| November 18, 2016

A six member committee has been formed to discuss the issue and make recommendations in mid-December.

Ridesharing: A Revolution in Transportation for Healthcare

| November 4, 2016

One pioneer in the healthcare transportation segment, One Call Care Management (“One Call”), is harnessing the power of ride-sharing technology in order to eliminate the issues that have historically plagued this area of the market, while also providing a better overall experience for the patient and the payer.

Sustainability| October 31, 2016

Robust zero-emission vehicle program will save tens of billions of dollars each year

Every year, pollution from passenger vehicles costs the 10 ZEV states about $24 billion in health costs, which includes 20,000 lost work days.

Accessibility| September 15, 2016

FTA awards $7.3M in grants for transit to healthcare initiatives

Grants to 19 projects in 16 states will build partnerships between health, transportation, and other service providers to address the problem of how to get people without vehicles to doctors and wellness appointments to help them maintain good health.

Bus| August 25, 2016

Tripling of insurance premiums confronts bus drivers in labor dispute

The cost of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan coverage for The Rapid drivers is proposed to spike 49 percent Oct. 1, pushing up monthly premiums for family coverage by $669.

Management & Operations| July 14, 2016

OKC's EMBARK goes tobacco-free

By partnering with the State Health Department, the City County Health Department, Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust and other healthcare providers, employees and riders can gain access to free tools to help quit tobacco.

Rail| June 29, 2016

Study of subway 'bugs' aimed to improve public health

Harvard researchers collected samples from three MBTA subway lines, including swabbing seats, seat backs, walls, vertical and horizontal poles, and hanging grips inside train cars.

Management & Operations| February 18, 2016

Healthcare major hurdle in NJ TRANSIT labor negotiations

A coalition of 11 unions have worked since 2011 without a new contract. The two sides have been through negotiation, mediation and two Presidential Emergency Boards.

Government Issues| November 4, 2015

New U.S. DOT tool promotes health through transportation

For the first time, this site compiles data on how all states and communities are performing on a range of health-related transportation indicators.

Security and Safety | February 11, 2015

Most identifiable bacteria on N.Y. subway are harmless, researchers say

The most commonly found organism (46.9%) was bacteria. Despite some riders' fears of catching cold or flu from fellow straphangers, viruses were rare — they made up .032% of the samples. However, some seasonal viruses are RNA viruses, not DNA viruses, and they would not be identified with the collection methods used in the study.

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