2013 GM Survey: Funding, Politics Top Challenges

Advertising is again the most-used method of generating revenue (81%). Forty-one percent raised fares, while 33% tapped public-private partnerships to bolster their coffers.

BAE Systems' Latest HybriDrive Solution Cutting More Fuel, Maintenance

Maximizing regenerative braking energy to power amenities such as air conditioning, the Series-E is offering transit bus operators 30% more fuel economy and reducing emissions, noise and maintenance costs.

MCI Commuter Coaches to Enhance Pace Service

The Bus-on-Shoulder program has reduced travel times and improved on-time performance. The new wheelchair lift-equipped vehicles include Wi-Fi, security cameras, special graphics, luggage racks and plush seats.

FMNA announces UL certification for fire suppression system

The certification, which included both system and component level testing, focused on lifecycle operation, environmental tests, product performance and overall durability.

St. Louis U. launches bus tracking app

The DoubleMap tracking service, which provides a web application for public transit users, was installed on all four of the campus shuttles.

Denver to debut INIT vehicle tracking, stop announcements

The GPS-based system will provide audio and visual stop announcements inside the Denver Regional Transportation District’s nearly 1,000 buses and broadcast route and destination information outside the buses when the doors open at bus stops.

Former Transportation Sec. LaHood honored by WTS

WTS International’s Navigator Award recognize the achievements of an individual or organization for extraordinary efforts to attract, retain and advance women in the transportation industry. LaHood is the first recipient of the award.

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