News and stories by Jason Palmer

Jason Palmer

President, SmartDrive Systems


How safety programs can help transit meet budget challenges

How safety programs can help transit meet budget challenges

January 10, 2014

Agencies striving to meet service demands and overcome budgetary pressures are continuing to make safety of operators and riders a priority, however, it’s not always something that can be given a huge investment. What we’ve seen, though, is that investing in safety can actually work to the benefit of agencies in terms of efficiency increases and cost reductions.

5 Easy Tips to Make Public Transit Safer and Greener

5 Easy Tips to Make Public Transit Safer and Greener

October 25, 2013 Transit agencies are tasked with providing safe travels for riders and operators, while keeping operational and fuel costs down. We’ve found through our public transit research that safe driving and efficient driving go hand-in-hand; when you do one, you’re doing the other. As a result of this research, we’ve come up with some easy-to-follow tips that agencies can teach their operators to keep everyone safe and improve MPG by up to 19% — saving up to $3,400 per vehicle per year.

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