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Hampton Roads Transit: Taxis for paratransit pickups

To keep service costs under control, beginning in December Hampton Roads Transit will utilize taxicabs about 40 percent of the time to pickup its Handi-Ride curb-to-curb service for disabled people.

Among cuts, RTD retains some service for blind riders

A last-minute amendment has saved a portion of transit service blind students at a Littleton, CO school.

VIA receives $6M for improvements

The Federal Transportation Administration has awarded $6 million in grants to San Antonio-based VIA Metropolitan Transit to pay for improvements to facilities and to extend the agency’s bus rapid transit line.

Nashville’s Ballard receives honor

Paul Ballard, CEO of the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), received a transportation award for exceptional leadership in providing Nashville with an accessible transit system. expanding in The Big Peach, the popular express bus company with fares starting at $1, has added Atlanta as its seventh hub.

NJ TRANSIT, Google begin partnership

NJ TRANSIT is the first public transportation agency to partner with Google Wallet, Google’s recently released contactless payment system.

Santa Monica, Boston agencies test cutting-edge advertising

As public transit agencies struggle with operating budget deficits while striving to provide vital transit service, transit agencies in California and Massachusetts are considering cutting edge on-board advertising to boost revenue.

Bus wraps tout Pullman Transit, WSU partnership

Pullman Transit, along with Washington State University, have come together to celebrate the City of Pullman and Washington State University and its students on the ongoing partnership for improving public transportation in the community.

ABA forms partnerships to provide insurance products

The American Bus Association (ABA) has partnered with Enrollment First, Inc. and World Wide Insurance Services, Inc. to launch ABA Insurance Services.

Gainesville Transit, AC Transit receive federal funds

Some $9 million is headed for the Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS), thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation.