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NYC launches accessible taxi dispatching service

Accessibility| September 24, 2012
Metro Taxi, a company located in West Haven, Conn., will dispatch 233 NYC accessible taxicabs to locations within Manhattan.

N.Y. Public Transit group to hold 'Great Ideas' conference

Accessibility| July 23, 2012
Held Sept. 19-20 at The Saratoga Hilton and City Center, the event includes nationally recognized speakers, the state’s only transit industry trade show, and a film festival.
Accessibility| July 16, 2012

N.Y. Public Transit group to hold 'Great Ideas' conference

Held Sept. 19 to 20 at The Saratoga Hilton and City Center, the conference includes nationally recognized speakers, the state’s only transit industry trade show, and a film festival.
Rail| April 24, 2012

N.Y.'s Grand Central to be more energy efficient with upgrades

Equipment that keeps the terminal cool in the summer, warm in the winter and flushed with fresh air all year round is being upgraded though a $22 million partnership between NYPA and MTA Metro-North Railroad. The project will conserve energy and save an estimated $3 million a year.
Accessibility| February 22, 2012

Wheelchair accessible taxis coming to NYC

Terry Moakley is an accessible transportation advocate. He was employed at United Spinal Association in East Elmhurst, N.Y., for 36 years and he continues to serve on its board of directors. Moakley also is past-president of the Association of Travel Instruction, whose members primarily are public transportation travel trainers or mobility specialists. He can be contacted at tmoakley@unitedspinal.org.
Motorcoach| December 14, 2011

Canadian coach, trucking cos. settle collision lawsuit

The bus was carrying a Canadian youth hockey team from Windsor, Ontario, when it swerved off Interstate 390 about 30 miles south of Rochester and slammed into the truck parked on the side of the highway on Jan. 29, 2005.
Accessibility| November 21, 2011

MV-1 approved for taxi use in N.Y.

The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission approved The Vehicle Production Group's MV-1 motor vehicle for use as a New York City taxicab. Approval allows owners of the more than 13,000 taxis currently operating in the city to begin replacing their vehicles with the fully accessible MV‐1s.
Bus| October 27, 2011

N.Y. bus co. denies discriminating against women

Private Transportation Co. executive tells New York City DOT that it has not received any past complaints about separate seating for men and women due to religious reasons.
Bus| October 21, 2011

N.Y. may shut down bus co. that makes women sit in back

Private Transportation Corp. operates the city's public B110 bus under a franchise arrangement. N.Y.C. DOT told the operator to stop forcing women to give up their seats in the front to promote Hasidic customs of gender separation.
Motorcoach| October 20, 2011

N.Y. coach co. in crash has satisfactory safety rating

The New York Trailways bus involved in a collision on the New York State Thruway that injured seven passengers and the driver received a satisfactory safety rating from the FMCSA. Still, over the past two years, the carrier has had two accidents and drivers cited for fatigue and speeding.

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