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White House asks motorcoach industry to deliver healthcare message

Motorcoach| July 30, 2013
Representatives from the ABA; NAMO; the UMA; and major motorcoach operations reviewed provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The White House said it wants to use the motorcoach industry to convey information about the Act to customers who ride buses and may not have health insurance, including students and the elderly.

BART worker costs rise as pay stays flat

Management & Operations| July 24, 2013
While operating revenues climbed 11.5% in the last three years, its health care and pension costs rose nearly 35%. Meanwhile, worker salaries have remained roughly flat for more than three years. These expenses are also eating into money budgeted for upgrades to expand service.
Accessibility| November 15, 2012

Health Care's Fraying Safety Net Impacting Paratransit, NEMT Transportation

Paratransit and NEMT are being overwhelmed with an uptick in Medicaid-eligible riders. If implemented, the Affordable Care Act will make the influx even higher. Operators are facing changes in how they are funded and deliver transportation. They say they need to work more closely with partners to cope.
Bus| May 17, 2012

Houston Metro equips buses with air sterilization device

A team of graduating seniors from Rice University created, with the help of Houston Metro, a system for public transit that would continually clear the air in the bus of pathogens.
Bus| April 27, 2012

Houston Metro equips buses with air sterilization system

The device, designed by Rice University students, incorporates high-powered ultraviolet lamps that sterilize the air and has proven effective at killing 99.8% of the pathogens that circulate through the air-filtering system.
Bus| March 7, 2012

Poll: Train operators, pilots report most sleep problems

About one-fourth of surveyed train operators admit that sleepiness has affected their job performance at least once a week, compared to about one in six non-transportation workers (17%). One in six train operators (18%) say that they have had a "near miss" due to sleepiness.
Rail| November 16, 2011

Smoking ban on N.Y. rail platforms takes effect

Ban on Metro-North and Long Island Railroad station platforms began November 13. Notable New Yorkers including former New York Jet Joe Namath and former New York Yankee Tommy John lent their voices to a public education campaign letting customers know about the rules.
Bus| October 3, 2011

Allied Bioscience unveils germ spread prevention product at EXPO

Allied Bioscience Services Inc. collaborated with Calif.'s BIg Blue Bus to roll out its GermMAX, a non-visible, long lasting antiseptic coating that eliminates germs on surfaces for months.
Bus| December 6, 2010

FMCSA appoints 3 experts to Medical Review Board

Appointed to a two-year term, members must possess expertise in a medical specialty, knowledge of transportation medical issues, experience on panels that develop medical standards and professional service and experience developing teaching programs.
Accessibility| October 19, 2010

Clorox offers free kit to help prevent spread of germs

Contains important prevention information for public places, such as airports, metro systems and other mass transit systems.

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