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Quantum securement use leads to accessiblity award for MATBUS

Accessibility| June 14, 2016

Recognized for installation of the wheelchair securement system on two City of Fargo, N.D., buses received last fall as well as the introduction of training programs.

Calif.'s OCTA passes $1B balanced budget

Management & Operations| June 14, 2016

A major initiative for the budget includes an effort to increase bus ridership through implementation of OC Bus 360°, a program aimed at improving bus service and increasing the efficiency of bus travel throughout the county.

Management & Operations| June 14, 2016

Sacramento RT avoids service reductions planned for January 2017

In the last week, RT staff has worked closely with RT’s funding agencies and has identified a $1 million potential operating fund source.

Sustainability| June 14, 2016

Clean Energy announces the CleanCNG heavy-duty compressor

The introduction is the culmination of 35 years in leadership in the compressor industry and the result of a complete ground-up re-engineering of the CleanCNG Standard.

Management & Operations| June 14, 2016

London rail, Twitter piloting live alerts for 'severe delays'

Pilot of new information service to provide live notifications of severe delays directly to customers' mobiles or computers to alert them more quickly. First time that Twitter has partnered with a transport authority to provide live travel information to customers using this innovative approach.

University| June 14, 2016

New Access MIT program offers free public transit to employees

MIT has set out to reduce parking demand on campus by 10% over the next two years with the launch of the new program, which combines pay-per-day parking for most parkers with free access to MBTA subway and local bus, among other benefits.

Management & Operations| June 13, 2016

London Mayor bans ads on public transport promoting poor body image

The backlash began last year when an ad appeared on TfL’s subway with a bikini-clad girl asking “Are You Beach Body Ready?” Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to ban the ads beginning next month.

Security and Safety | June 13, 2016

FTA announces National Online Dialogue on transit worker assaults

The online dialogue will provide public transportation stakeholders and others an opportunity to help identify risks and impediments to a safe workplace and possible solutions to these assaults.

University| June 13, 2016

Mass. school to develop nav. app for visually impaired travelers

Perkins anticipates using crowdsourcing to provide detailed navigation clues to bring users to within four to five feet — the standard length of a white cane — of their precise destination.

Accessibility| June 13, 2016

N.Y. paratransit driver saves disabled passenger from blaze

With the flames beginning to engulf the vehicles, the driver lifted the woman from her wheelchair and carried her to safety. Fire officials say they’ll likely never know the cause of the fire.

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