Topic : paratransit

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Nonprofit helps transport disabled in rural Idaho

Accessibility| February 23, 2011
The Living Independence Network Corp. now offers transportation to 1,000 residents by pursuing federal grant funding and implementing a voucher system.

Edmonton Transit approves disabled transit pilot

Accessibility| February 23, 2011
Will equip 50 buses with GPS technology and automated stop announcements by September 2012 to take pressure off its paratransit service.
Accessibility| February 23, 2011

Mich. organization advocates for disabled riders

Disability Network Southwest Michigan’s new Transportation Advocacy Group will work with local transit systems to make them more user-friendly to riders with disabilities in Berrien County.
Accessibility| February 23, 2011

Valley Metro unveils Mobility Center

Created to make travel easier for more than 11,000 passengers who are currently eligible for the Americans with Disabilities Act designation. Will provide in-person eligibility determinations and offer travel training and other programs making the transit system more accessible to local residents.
Accessibility| January 26, 2011

Indiana paratransit provider taps GM

The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System provides transportation on 17 fixed-route areas and paratransit services for people 65 years or older, or for those with documented disability.
Accessibility| January 26, 2011

MV names new president of Western ops

John Siragusa has been at MV Transportation for 18 years, most recently serving as VP of Operations for the Company’s Western region. In his new role, he will oversee MV’s team of regionally based vice presidents and support personnel.
Accessibility| January 26, 2011

Mass.’ Elder Bus seeing increased ridership

Recently received a $39,000 federal grant to add a mid-day shuttle, which will likely increase ridership by 15 percent in 2011.
Accessibility| January 26, 2011

SmartDrive to equip Ride Right with safety program

Uses in-vehicle recorders to capture detailed video and vehicle data during sudden stops, swerves, collisions and other events. Captured data is sent to professional safety reviewers who evaluate the events. Fleet managers then use these results to improve fleet performance and overall driving safety.
Accessibility| January 26, 2011

Tulsa Transit adds low floor vehicles

The 35 low floor vehicles will upgrade the majority of the agency’s fleet. The vehicles use drawbridge ramps instead of hydraulic lifts, allowing for easier access.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Wash. paratransit grapples with cost, growing need

The transit system projects that use of its paratransit service will grow five percent each year. To help with the rising costs, C-Tran plans on putting two ballot measures to voters next year asking for a percentage of sales tax.

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