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June 2012

Houston Metro equips buses with air sterilization device

A team of graduating seniors from Rice University created, with the help of Houston Metro, a system for public transit that would continually clear the air in the bus of pathogens.

January 2012

Understanding the Complexity of Transit Safety

Safe transit systems are the reflection of how well safety has been ingrained into the fabric of systems and multiple sub-systems. When transit systems are not properly aligned, these systems and sub-systems will reach their safety limits, which may lead to catastrophic events.

May 2011

Miami-Dade Bus Fleet Enhancements Help Curb Costs, Emissions

Five new Gillig 40-foot low-floor diesel-electric hybrid buses, which entered service in mid-April, are expected to deliver 30 percent fuel savings. The vehicles feature beltless alternators, where the electrical system pulls power from the hybrid batteries, and independent alternators feed power to the air-conditioning systems.

July 2010

How to Maximize Your Capital Investment Strategies

Many agencies have gone through the process of evaluating their current project lists or wish lists, identifying priority initiatives and where the dollars should be applied. This article looks at collaborative decision-making software applied by transit agencies to make the best possible decisions in capital planning and resource allocation.

August 2009

NTSB urges D.C. Metro to install backup safety technologies

The NTSB recently wrapped its investigation of the crash site in August.

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