Topic : rural transportation

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Meeting the mobility needs of America's aging population

| May 2, 2019

Through no fault of their own, consumers of public transportation are like people who go into a restaurant, order a fine meal from the menu, and enjoy what the waiter or waitress places on the table.

Florida's Palm Tran celebrates new flex service

Mobility| February 12, 2019

Go Glades is a pilot project financed by the Florida DOT and staffed by MV Transportation on Palm Tran’s behalf.

Bus| October 4, 2018

FTA honors rural public transit agencies for outstanding service

Calif.-based Monterey Salinas Transit was one of six transit agencies recognized.

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.

Accessibility| July 31, 2017

Study focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

Rural residents are sometimes forced to make the difficult decision of staying in place or moving closer to healthcare and other services.

Bus| October 8, 2013

More rural Texas towns without buses

Coach USA, which acquired the routes had promoted plans to incorporate many of them into its Megabus line, but due to low performance, decided to drop them and refocus its service on larger cities.
Bus| August 5, 2013

Oklahoma State upgrades to RouteMatch system

Includes automated scheduling, dispatching, and routing abilities as well as trip optimization, reporting and an integrated platform built for expandable features.
Accessibility| October 22, 2012

Ark. launches new rural transit service

North East Arkansas Transit system launched rural transportation operations on Oct. 1 in six counties. The service was funded with a grant from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.
Accessibility| July 12, 2012

NJ Transit to spend $47M for community services

Will provide critical transportation for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, the economically-disadvantaged and rural residents.
Bus| May 17, 2012

A Closer Look at Rural Transit Systems

Providing much-needed paratransit and access to jobs in often very remote areas, agencies in these regions struggle with some of the same challenges that small urbanized agencies do: funding, and rising fuel costs and demand, which have a significant impact on a vulnerable population.

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