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Emerging trends in paratransit pose new challenges

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

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.

$51 million earmarked for Illinois transit

U.S. Department of Transportation grants totaling more than $51 million is headed to the state of Illinois to fund a number of transit projects.

On Obama’s watch, action increases against unsafe motorcoach companies

During the last two years of the Obama Administration, the FMCSA has issued as many imminent hazard orders placing unsafe bus and truck companies out of service as in the previous 10 years combined.

Super Luxury Tours grounded, suspended by FMCSA

Pennsylvania-based tour bus company Super Luxury Tours has been ordered out-of-service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

DOT proposes hand-held phone ban

Commercial bus drivers and truck drivers could soon face a ban on using hand-held cell phones.

Tucson receives grant for new buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation has presented the city of Tucson with a $5 million grant to replace about ten bio-diesel buses with vehicles utilizing hybrid technology.

International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness set for November 8-10

The International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness will be held November 8-10 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor hotel in Baltimore, MD.

FMCSA takes action against illegal operator

For years, the American Bus Association has been urging the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to crack down on illegal “rogue” operators imperiling public safety. This month, FMCSA took decisive action against one of these illegal bus operators.