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Mass. transit agency, non profit team for veteran call center

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority Soldier On call center coordinates transportation for veterans and their families traveling to VA medical centers in Leeds, Mass. and Albany as well as Pittsfield’s VA clinic. Users can also coordinate work, education and shopping trips using existing routes.

Texas to expand paratransit

After receiving a $4.2 million fleet replacement grant, the Texoma Area Paratransit System announced plans to increase its number of buses from 94 to more than 120, and is working with veterans groups to set up a route that would serve them.

APTA survey shows large support for veterans

Even before the industry kicks off its new veterans initiative, there are active targeted hiring programs in place for veterans in 22% of the public transit systems surveyed and 11% have instituted their own outreach programs.

S.D. transit upgrades facility for $5M

Includes space to service and maintain nearly 100 buses and other transit vehicles in the agency’s fleet, and a new dispatch center with upgraded computer scheduling and GPS technology to better monitor and track vehicles.

Grant may allow Ore. transit to buy call center

Rogue Valley Transportation District would no longer have to lease the facility after receiving $1 million in federal funds. Savings from ending the costly lease payments could be put into other transportation programs, such as transit options for disabled veterans.

Nevada’s RTC to service new VA medical center

The Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express, an express commuter bus transit service from downtown Las Vegas to the new VA Medical Center, will operate seven days a week between 5 a.m. and midnight and will accommodate ADA paratransit riders.

N.J. paratransit wins grant for veterans’ access

A $406,125 grant from the FTA will help the Morris Area Para-Transit System develop a one-click/one-call transportation resource center to coordinate local transportation services to veterans who live in the Morris County area.