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Posts tagged as: Paratransit

Official BUSRide Road Test: The Winnebago Metro Link

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Winnebago has entered public transit with a cutaway that tests quiet and responsive By David Hubbard All considered, the Metro Link bus is hardly a stretch for Winnebago, Forest City, IA, the premier builder of body-on-chassis RVs and motorhomes. In full production this past year and now making its way into the small and midsize […]

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IntelliRide™ is a smart option

IntelliRide is a business approach for operating paratransit that encompasses both operational practices and technology.

With the passage of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) most aspects of our society have become much more accessible to people with disabilities.

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Emerging trends in paratransit pose new challenges

In the past paratransit services utilized large vans and minibuses, but currently more agencies are turning to smaller vehicles such as taxicabs, sedans and minivans.

Five trends have recently surfaced that are having an impact on the efficient and effective delivery of paratransit service.

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ElDorado National adds MaxxForce diesel engine for paratransit bus

ElDorado National has begun offering a 9.3-liter MaxxForce® diesel engine in its E-Z Rider II paratransit bus, giving bus fleets a new option in clean diesel power for the demanding duty cycles of public transportation.

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Innovative vehicles bridge the paratransit gap

A lot of work went into ensuring the vehicles could fit as many passengers as possible while accommodating the need for oversized mobility devices.

Paratransit is the difference between being homebound or institutionalized and being able to live independently.

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New Phoenix Valley facility set to open

Valley Metro in Phoenix will unveil a new Mobility Center during a ceremony on February 23.

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First Transit, Durham continue transit partnership

Cincinnati, OH-based First Transit, Inc. has contracted with the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) to manage fixed-route operations.

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Santa Rosa Paratransit honored for refocused and upgraded system

It certainly was an honor to be recognized as the 2010 Outstanding Paratransit Program by the California Association of Coordinated Transportation (CalACT) this past April in San Francisco. Like so many success stories, the lessons we learned along the way, coupled with the hard work and focused determination of so many people, made winning this award a sweet victory for all of us.

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Study: Living near public transit lengthens life

A just released study sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association finds people who live near public transportation are more apt to be healthier and live longer.

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First Transit is a leader in Miami business community

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce today announced that First Transit, Cincinnati, OH, a provider of ADA paratransit, fixed-route, transit call centers and university shuttle systems, has joined the Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle, a diverse cross section of leading businesses in South Florida committed to the betterment of the business community. Matt Wood, senior vice president […]

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