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Community Transit awards surplus vans to nonprofits

Twelve non-profit groups from Snohomish Country, Wash. will be able to provide more than 26,000 trips to foster children, the homeless, disabled veterans and low-income residents due to the agency's Van GO program.

Metra seeking community enhancement project proposals

This new process seeks to streamline the program by outlining specific activities in which community groups can engage, providing an online application form and offering detailed selection criteria to help guide proposals.

Calif.'s OCTA approves $26M for local transit shuttles

The money is being provided through Measure M, the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. When Measure M was renewed by voters in 2006, it included a funding program for cities to develop and implement shuttles and bus trolleys.

Valley Metro, partners use bus as mobile produce market

Collaborated with Discovery Triangle Development Corp. on the “Fresh Express by Discovery Triangle” initiative, selling fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables out of a retired Valley Metro bus. Other partners include First Transit and Creative Bus Sales.

Keeping the transit jobs pipeline flowing

Jobs in the transportation industry can be highly specialized, requiring employees to have very specific training and numerous certifications. Transit systems can ensure that the workers they are hiring are well-prepared for open positions by partnering with technical schools to collaborate on curriculum and create a pipeline of qualified job candidates.

A true ‘hub of hope’ for those in need

When the frigid weather makes it too hazardous to stay outside, many homeless seek shelter in train stations, bus depots and other public facilities. SEPTA has partnered with an organization that works to end homelessness to create the "Hub of Hope," which offers a variety of services and housing, especially for those experiencing long-term street homelessness.