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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. 

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