DART exec appointments bolster operations, safety, strategic planning

Maureen McCole, Garrome “Jerry” Franklin and David Schulze were named to the roles of VP, commuter rail/railroad management, VP, chief safety officer and VP for policy and strategy, respectively.

Public Transit Helps Support National Dump the Pump Day

Sponsored by APTA, in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council, this national public awareness day encourages people to change their travel behavior and switch from driving a car to riding a bus or train.

UITP 2015 in Milan focused on 'smart' cities, technology

Major event themes on the show floor included efficiency, with the bus industry working to improve fuel economy, in addition to the hybrid, CNG and all-electric buses on display. Safety and smart energy usage were a big focus in the rail industry, while a variety of IT companies presented their latest passenger information, ticketing and payment solutions.  

Transit Contractors Leveraging Tech to Help Fleets Work 'Smarter'

Four executives explain how they work to balance the reality of limited transit budgets with increasing customer service requirements and adapting to growing paratransit service demand.

Coast RTA to purchase vehicles from DART

In reviewing the vehicles, the 2003 NABI buses average 329,000 miles; however, they all have received mid-life engine overhauls, which average less than 85,000 miles.

XL Hybrids expands product line with GM Cutaway/Cab Chassis

The new product would allow universities, transit agencies and for-hire transportation companies that use small shuttle buses to easily cut fuel costs while supporting sustainability efforts.

Greyhound launches real-time bus tracking system

Automatically updating every one to four minutes, BusTracker pulls data from three tracking systems installed on all of Greyhound’s buses to provide the latest schedule status for customers.

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