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October 17, 2014

ARBOC chooses SinglePoint Communications’ Wi-Fi solution

SinglePoint Communications and ARBOC Specialty Vehicles have manufactured buses with WiFi In Motion...

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October 15, 2014

Tri Delta’s Focus on Safety, Customer Service

Tri Delta provides public transportation in a 225-square-mile area that includes four cities in...

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October 15, 2014

LTD's Accessibility, sustainability fuels long-term success

With ridership productivity placing it in the top 5% nationally, LTD buses are actively serving...

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October 14, 2014

Innovation Challenge showcases transit’s forward thinkers

A handful of contestants were given five minutes each to pitch their ideas on innovations for the...

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FEATURES

METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade

Whether it’s providing billions for transportation initiatives to shaping legislation, or launching an innovative bus rapid transit project, the “Influential” leaders on this list have worked to make public transportation better.


Accessibility, Mobility and Philanthropy are the Spirit of ARBOC

Since 2008, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles has created an entirely new market by creating low-floor small cutaway buses and allowing accessibility for everyone.


Vapor, Ricon products aim to improve efficiency, safety and productivity

In keeping with parent company Wabtec’s mission of helping their customers improve their efficiency, safety and productivity, the companies have continually introduced innovative products and services


Assisting and Securing Passengers with Disabilities

Key guidelines to follow include not making assumptions about your customer’s intellectual or physical capabilities.




PRODUCTS

Mobile video camera

The Buddy BX1500 by tt-i is a simple-to-operate plug and play in-vehicle mobile video camera for paratransit buses that encourages safe driving. Using a high-resolution color camera at 30 frames per second, an internal three-axis shock sensor and built-in GPS, the camera allows users to record detailed data throughout every drive. Once the data is recorded, the BX1500 playback software enables users to search, view and save the data to a computer. A G-force sensor monitors driver braking and is captured in reports, reducing maintenance costs on braking systems. Files are recorded directly to a 32GB secure digital card.  



Safety switches

EAO’s E-Stops feature easily noticeable red twist-to-release actuators, industry compliant yellow bodies and foolproof design for added user protection. Durable and rugged, they provide immediate and reliable shutdown in critical situations through safe/positive break contacts. E-Stops are available in 16 mm and 22.5 mm sizes; as a single piece with built-in switch elements; or with separate actuators and elements for plug-in, solder, screw, ribbon cable or PCB terminal connections. Accessories include shrouds, guards and a variety of emergency stop labels offered in a multitude of languages.



DEPARTMENTS

Braun Corp. founder, CEO dies

Among his contributions, Ralph Braun is remembered for his efforts to ensure that students with disabilities could get to and from school safely.



New OCTA chief takes helm

Under the direction of the board of directors, Darrell Johnson is responsible for planning, financing and coordinating Orange County’s freeway, street and rail development, as well as managing bus, commuter rail and paratransit service.

Revamped paratransit program saves $25 million

As part of its revamped paratransit program, Metro provides travel training and outreach to customers with disabilities to teach them about the accessibility features of the bus and rail systems.



Pub Perspective: Begin next authorization preparation now

A lot will be dictated by the outcome of the election, which is also why we need to start making, or rather restating, the case for public transportation investment.

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