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Posted on April 1, 2009

Teenager puts transit on the map

BOSTON —Danny Moraff, 17, joined the Lexington, Mass. transit advisory board and convinced Lexpress officials to integrate its route maps and schedules with Google, volunteering to handle all the legwork. For the full story, click here.

 

Former dispatch manager launches charter service

SPENCER, IOWA — Crystal O’Clair, a first-time business owner and former RIDES Regional Transit Authority employee, has started her own coach service after RIDES stopped providing small charter trips last year. For the full story, click here.

 

NORTA upgrades bus shelters

NEW ORLEANS — NORTA has added 58 new, shaded bus shelters, since August, and will have put a total of 133 on its routes by the end of the year. For the full story, click here.

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Denver RTD unveils its Flatiron Flyer BRT vehicle

The Flatiron Flyer buses, which were supplied by MCI and can carry 57 passengers each, are specially branded with a unique blue-and-sunrise-orange paint scheme designed by RTD and a U.S. 36 corridor stakeholder group.

Safe Fleet acquires Hadley's bus, motorcoach mirror product lines

The Hadley mirror business will remain in Elkhart, Ind., but will relocate from the Hadley site to its own production facility over the next few months. The management, engineering, customer service, administrative and production personnel of the Hadley mirror business will remain with the business and transition to Safe Fleet.

BusCon returns to Indy

Each year, more and more people look forward to BusCon as a chance to network, learn about new trends and technology, and gain the tools that are necessary to revitalize the way they tackle their own operations.

Project team wins award for N.Y. bus time displays

The countdown clocks were developed in part to address concerns about the overall accessibility of MTA’s Bus Time system, which sends wait-time information to riders via text message, a QR code scan, or over a web site.

Boston could benefit from more BRT, report says

The report argues that the city should be pushing for the “gold standard” of BRT. That would include a control station that monitors buses and ensures they come at well-spaced intervals and enclosed stops that shelter customers.

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