Paratransit systems, accessible equipment and technology, mobility programs and practices.
September 19, 2014
Appropriately called the Germinator, the jacket is the result of almost a year's worth of research...
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September 18, 2014
At least six electric vehicles, ranging from passenger vans to cutaway buses to a mid-sized transit...
Riders of all ages and in all regions place the greatest value on factors like travel time, proximity,...
September 17, 2014
If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and...
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
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More than 145 exhibitors showcased products and 64 vehicles were on display, including an unprecedented four electric vehicles. Safety and paratransit were major topics of focus in the educational sessions, which featured an expanded program this year.
Born in Seattle into a fairly large family, Kate Riley had hopes of moving to Arizona to become a nurse. Instead, her father persuaded her to take management courses at a local college.
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.
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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.
Among his contributions, Ralph Braun is remembered for his efforts to ensure that students with disabilities could get to and from school safely.
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.
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.
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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