Month: April 2020

COMTO DC and COMTO National Partner to Help COVID-19 Causes

Cipriana Eckford (RK&K), co-chair of the COMTO DC Chapter’s Diversity, Equity & Small Business Outreach Committee, and owner of Soulfully Speaking Photography, LLC, (SSP), has partnered with another local minority owned business, RX Catering DC (Cheron Burns, owner), to provide care to local healthcare workers. So far, with SSP collecting more than $3750 in community …

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DART Starts Grocery Pickup and Delivery Service for Paratransit Customers

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is now offering grocery pickup and delivery services with the help of its paratransit drivers for paratransit customers. The agency’s drivers will pick up groceries from the store and deliver them directly to the customer for free. Paratransit riders must place their orders directly with the grocery store and …

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RTA to Begin Using UV-C Technology As Part of Its Cleaning Protocol

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will begin using ultraviolet technology (UV-C) to disinfect high traffic areas, K-9 vehicles and rooms with sensitive equipment. RTA says it will use the Moonbeam3 from Daylight Medical of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, to clean the designated areas. The Moonbeam3 will also be used in response to an incident …

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COMTO REMEMBERS CIVIL RIGHTS ICON REVEREND JOSEPH LOWERY

SINGING, THE LORD’S SONG IN A STRANGE LAND In Honor of Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery, October 6, 1921 – March 27, 2020 “We shall never turn back.  We’ve come too far, marched too long, prayed too hard, wept too bitterly, bled too profusely, and died too young to let anybody turn back the clock.  We …

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Special Podcast Series—The Coronavirus and the Rail Industry: APTA Offers a Breakdown of Stimulus Money for Transit Agencies and a Perspective of COVID-19 at the Front Line

Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono and RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talk to the American Public Transportation Association. Find out what you need to know about transit’s portion of the federal stimulus package, and get a perspective on how transit agencies are dealing with COVID-19 at ground level. Listen to the podcast here.

Job Opportunity: St. Louis Metro Assistant General Manager, Metrobus Operations

METRO is the St. Louis metropolitan region’s world-class public transportation system, which includes MetroLink, a 46-mile, 38-station light rail system; MetroBus, a 400-vehicle bus fleet with a service area of over 550 square miles; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a wheelchair lift-equipped paratransit service. If you have been waiting for that next promotion or would like to …

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Railroads Will Deliver in War on Coronavirus

While the COVID-19 crisis has sidelined much of the U.S. workforce, it has also shown just how important many of our family members, friends and neighbors are in keeping America running. Lost among the well-deserved praise for workers on the front lines of healthcare and emergency response is the critical role the logistics sector is …

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