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How technology is transforming the usability of accessible transportation

By Angelo D’Urso Driven by legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) in the U.S. and other anti-discrimination laws in the European Union, most vehicles used in public transportation in advanced nations are equipped with at least one form of accessible entry to ensure  mobility rights of all passengers. The automotive […]

Safety and Accessbility: Are we there yet?

By Ami Sailor It is bitterly cold outside today as I sit next to the tall, icy streetlamp and wait. The wind blowing snow in a horizontal blur silences the passing vehicles throwing slush onto the sidewalk in front of me. I want nothing more than to warm up inside of that bus, but when I […]

Official BusRide Roundtable Discussion: Equal Access

  BUSRide spoke with experts from across the transportation industry to hear their thoughts accessibility, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and what it means to go above and beyond in providing equal access for all passengers. The panelists for this discussion were: Ami Sailor – marketing manager – ARBOC Specialty Vehicles John Walsh – […]

Access enjoys strong relationships and durable vehicles

Building on a partnership with ElDorado lasting 23 years, the Cincinnati paratransit agency prides itself on distinctive, long-lasting vehicles By Richard Tackett Beginning in 1994, the relationship between ElDorado, a subsidiary of REV Group, and Access, the paratransit service provided by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), remains as durable as the vehicles which […]

Bridging the gap – paratransit costs, demand response and transportation network companies

By Jeff Zarr Transit agencies are in constant battle with operating costs. Most fixed route operations only lose a few dollars on a single trip. But, paratransit trips potentially cost an agency up to $70. Normally, you wouldn’t keep this service operating if you were losing that much money on a single transaction. So, why […]

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The right tool for the job – paratransit diversification

A diversified fleet helps ensure that all services are not only rendered, but done so efficiently.

Spirit of Liberty rolls into production

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles achieves its goal of a rear-drive, low-floor pusher.

XL Hybrids adds small bus installations

The company addresses a market that stands to gain the most from hybrid-electric propulsion.

Hearing loops keep people tuned in

Accommodations for an aging America are good business.

Training changes behavior

TAPTCO aims to standardize comprehensive driver training.