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A Closer Look at Rural Transit Systems

Bus| May 17, 2012

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.

SamTrans awarded for sustainability efforts

Bus| May 4, 2011
APTA honored the agency with a bronze level recognition award for its commitment to sustainability. SamTrans’ Sustainability Program is spearheaded by employee volunteers who work on projects and policies that demonstrate sustainability in action, such as switching to energy-efficient lighting, using double-sided printing and changing to single stream recycling.
Accessibility| February 10, 2011

Calif. transit chief offers to take pay cut

Mike Scanlon, CEO, San Mateo County Transit District, volunteered to sacrifice part of his $400,000 compensation package, since the three transit agencies he runs are undergoing serious budget problems. However, board members defended the salary, which they had approved.
Accessibility| October 20, 2009

ACS to equip SamTrans with real-time arrival info

Specific signs will be equipped with an ADA-compliant audio component, allowing passengers with disabilities to hear what is being displayed on the sign intermittingly.
Bus| May 22, 2009

SamTrans bus wrap features winning student designs

Six winning designs, which were selected from more than 400 entries submitted by local students from kindergarten to fifth grade, were judged to best illustrate the theme “SamTrans Connects You to Fun Events.”
Bus| April 16, 2009

Calif. agencies spread green message

Partnership formed in fall 2008 to develop an effective way to spread the message that walking, bicycling and taking public transit are some of the easiest and most cost effective ways to reduce greenhouse gases, protect our environment and improve personal health.
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