Accessibility

New site offers emerging transit technology info

Posted on February 23, 2009

Funded by the Transit Cooperative Research Program and staffed by personnel from URS Corp. and Oak Square Resources LLC, a new Website, TheTransitWire.com, has been created to provide an online source of information about emerging technologies and their applications throughout a transit organization.

“As transit agencies grapple with new issues like safety, security and sustainability, TheTransitWire.com can provide the information they need to deploy, manage and leverage new technologies,” said publisher Robert Brodesky, director of transportation and security at URS Corp.

The new site, featuring news updates, events calendar, vendor directory, industry links and more, is designed to be a clearinghouse of information that can help transit professionals stay up-to-date about developments and inform decision-making in all aspects of transit technology.

Currently, the site includes stories on sustainability, communications, customer information, fares and revenue, safety and security, organizational development, policy and research. Recent posts have focused on trends including new sources of alternative fuel, catenary-free tram shock absorbers that harness energy and a device that can alert passengers with disabilities when their bus stop is approaching. Stories are drawn from daily newspapers, trade publications and popular electronic magazines and cover all aspects of new technology. 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Q’Straint to supply Quantum, Q’POD securement systems for ABQ Ride’s BRT system

Benefits of the Quantum rear-facing solution include shorter dwell times at stops; little or no involvement of bus operators; less likelihood of operator injury; and fewer instances of operators being placed in awkward working positions.

Q'Straint to host 'Emerging Trends in Wheelchair Transportation' webinar

Presentation will explore developing ridership and securement dilemmas facing transit providers, and examine how emerging technologies and recent regulatory changes are addressing the previous short comings of primitive securement applications.

How to Write Effective Mass Transit System Policies

Solid policies — whether for employees or riders — are the backbone of any transportation agency’s operations.

Denver RTD to enhance wheelchair securement area, access on LRVs

As a part of this effort, RTD will be altering the seating design of current and new light rail vehicles. The retrofit includes removing a set of seats next to the current wheelchair areas, which will open up the designated area for easier access.

KCATA set to launch new ridehailing service May 1

The one-year RideKC Freedom On-Demand pilot enables customers to call on taxis any day, at any hour, to enjoy everything Kansas City has to offer.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close