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December 10, 2013
On a recent demonstration route, HyperCharger recorded an average of eight charges and 240 miles...
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Approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation – via bus, train,...
May stymy transportation goals for the region if the agency does not receive $1.7 million in a supplemental...
Possible new projects include enabling all residents to get to two transit routes within a quarter-mile...
Two of APTA’s Early Career Program participants discuss their experiences with transit and what the industry needs to do to replenish its workforce and draw young talent to its ranks.
We asked a few successful women in top positions in transportation to give advice to other women — and men — who are trying to move up in their careers. Here are their responses.
Executive-level professionals are retiring in greater numbers. Industry organizations and agencies are putting training and mentoring programs in place to instill leadership skills and attract and advance more women and young people. Young employees say more work is needed to raise the industry’s visibility to bring in talent.
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.
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.
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Automatic Tire Chain System
Without having to stop the vehicle, the Onspot Automatic Tire Chain System offers the traction of a single set of conventional snow chains at the flip of a dashboard switch. An electric switch mounted in the cab provides 12 volts to an air solenoid mounted in the vehicle's frame rail. Designed for ice, packed snow and up to six inches of snow, the chain system eliminates wheel well damage from broken conventional chains. Other benefits include more hauling force, faster acceleration and a reduced stopping distance. DOT-approved in all 50 states.
For both a Congress and an Administration that agree they should encourage more private sector investment in infrastructure development, they almost could not undermine this goal any more if they tried.
The administration needs to understand that these and many other actions contradict the president’s repeatedly stated desire to see public transportation grow and be part of needed economic change in the U.S.
By creating a pre-approved network of shared bus stops, SFMTA would be allowed to prevent private carriers from using Muni stops that have high frequencies, as well as those that are simply not long enough to share without creating additional traffic congestion.
The two-year MAX pilot program is being funded through three local partners as well as an FTA Job Access and Reverse Commute grant.
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