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Web Extra: TransLink rider helps improve access

Accessibility| June 23, 2010
Rob Sleath, who is blind, has helped TransLink improve its service for disabled passengers over the past 10 years through his involvement in the agency's Access Transit Secretariat and its Users' Advisory Committee. He showed bus drivers were only announcing stops 6 percent of the time and urged the agency to make a change.

Committee formed to advise FTA on national safety standards

Rail| June 23, 2010
Group will guide the FTA’s safety rulemaking agenda if the final legislation is passed by Congress and signed by President Obama.
Accessibility| June 23, 2010

Experts call for senior-friendly transit options in Canada

"Grocery bus" model and implementing a personal transportation account that would be drawn from for use of a door-to-door service are some program ideas.
Accessibility| June 23, 2010

Trapeze to equip Sun Metro paratransit service

Will provide a Web-enabled, browser-based demand response scheduling and dispatch system that includes an advanced scheduling and run-cutting solution to help automate time consuming tasks and create efficiencies in the major stages of the scheduling process.
Accessibility| June 23, 2010

Azure Dynamics to supply hybrid-electric buses to King County paratransit fleet

StarTrans Bus provided the 22-foot shuttle bus bodies with a capacity of up to 12 seated passengers plus two wheelchair positions.
Bus| June 22, 2010

IMMI names new CEO

In his new position, Larry Gray will be responsible for developing and implementing the company's global business strategy and providing leadership toward achievement of annual goals and objectives.
Motorcoach| June 22, 2010

NTSB: Distracted driving led to fatal Ariz. bus crash

As the driver attended to the side door, while traveling about 70 mph on a divided highway, the vehicle drifted out of its lane. Had the vehicle been equipped with a lane departure warning system, the driver would have been alerted upon the initial drift from the driving lane.
Rail| June 22, 2010

ARRA to fund TriMet MAX rail station upgrades

The $740,000 will be used to improve safety, security and fare compliance at the Gresham Central MAX station and stations along the Eastside MAX line.
Bus| June 22, 2010

ISE, Optare sign exclusive energy storage pact

Five-year exclusive supply agreement is effective as of June 21.
Bus| June 22, 2010

U.S. DOT, HUD offers $75M for sustainable community planning

Together, departments will award up to $75 million in funding — $35 million in TIGER II Planning Grants and $40 million in Sustainable Community Challenge Grants — for localized planning activities that ultimately lead to projects that integrate transportation, housing and economic development.

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