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January 14, 2013

Stertil-Koni releases fleet, transit study

The three top elements cited as very important to fleet maintenance operations in the U.S. and Canada are safety, mentioned by 97% of respondents, followed by controlling costs (91%) and minimizing downtime (88%).


October 1, 2012

Consolidated transits could extend Clemson U. service

The idea surfaces at a time when both bus systems have been put into the same federal classification, meaning they will have to share federal funding for the first time.


August 13, 2012

Md.’s TransIT cuts disabled, senior bus service

With only 12 full-time drivers, the operation has been forced to cut back on trips. Looking to fill four full-time vacant driver positions to run 16 trips daily, but Frederick County, in an attempt to save taxpayer dollars, will not grant benefits with the positions.


April 2, 2012

New global bus rapid transit database launched

Allows users to compare BRT systems and bus corridors in all 134 cities in 36 countries. The database includes 95 different indicators on system operations, design and cost, including metrics like the number of passengers per day, commercial speed and the length of corridors.


February 23, 2012

TriMet solar project to produce clean energy

The project at the South Terminus of the MAX Green and Yellow lines will produce approximately 65,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually, offsetting energy used by site lighting and two light rail electrical system buildings. The excess energy produced will add clean energy to the Portland General Electric grid.


December 16, 2011

Holiday themed transit photos show industry's spirit

Santas gathering to take the subway and festively lit rolling stock are some the holiday themed transit photos featured.


December 13, 2011

Survey: Holiday travelers likely to lose mobile devices

According to the survey, "Lost in Transit," 35% of laptops and 38% of mobile phones are lost or stolen while in transit and that, alarmingly, 82% of lost or stolen devices are never recovered.


October 27, 2011

TriMet faces FY2013 budget shortfall

The agency began its budget process three months ahead of schedule to begin developing options to respond to a projected $12 million to $17 million shortfall. The agency's FY12 operating budget is $444 million.


October 26, 2011

Md.’s TransIT drivers awarded for safety, customer service

The Transportation Association of Maryland, an association of rural and urban transportation providers, named two of Frederick, Md.’s TransIT drivers as the 2011 Best in State for both fixed-route and paratransit services. Devin Naylor is Maryland’s “Fixed-Route Driver of the Year” and Tracy Carson is “Paratransit Driver of the Year.”


October 26, 2011

Toronto Transit redesigns Metropass to help blind riders

The “clipped” edge at the top-left corner of the pass indicates the direction the pass needs to be swiped at a turnstile for smooth, fumble-free entry. The new design was advocated by the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation to assist blind and visually impaired transit users.


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