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CNG engine oil

CNG engine oil
BRAD PENN Compressed Natural Gas Engine Oil is a premium multi-viscosity lubricant specifically designed for use in compressed natural gas fueled vehicles.

Safety training DVD set

Safety training DVD set
Transit & Paratransit Co.’s new training course, Safety Leadership, is designed to provide guidance for managers to influence safe driver behaviors.

Video recorders

Video recorders
The RoadRecorder series offers high-definition recording and utilizes both hard-disk drive and solid-state recording to create redundant data storage, according to the company.

White Papers

Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

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Motorcoach
The Motorcoach Transit Channel provides information on the latest motorcoach news, with research, reports and industry links. With all the technological and equipment innovations being developed, examine which ones make sense to implement in your motorcoach operation to enhance cost...
University
The University Transit Channel focuses on the needs of university transportation professionals. This channel offers practical, timely information for bus operators at colleges and universities in North America. University transit leaders discuss funding and cost saving measures...



 
MAGAZINE

JULY 2014

DIGITAL EDITION

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How Operation Lifesaver can help your transit system’s safety program

Transit is one of the safest ways to travel in the U.S. According to the National Safety Council, the lifetime odds of being killed as a rail passenger are 1 in 178,000, compared to the 1 in 415 odds of being killed as an occupant of a passenger car. A closer look at recent transit fatality statistics reveals where the problem areas lie. According to FTA statistics, 262 people died in transit-related incidents in 2012 (not including commuter rail systems, which are regulated by the FRA).

Tackling Rail Maintenance 'Blitz'-Style to Minimize 'Down' Time

Maintenance and construction projects can present quite the conundrum for transportation organizations with rail operations: shut down a major portion or entire line in one shot to get the work done while offering substitute service for riders? Work overnights and weekends for long stretches of time? One solution to the maintenance/construction puzzle is the “blitz” — a balancing act between productivity and customer inconvenience.

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