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April 17, 2014

Metro-North names 3 to top operating posts

Glen Hayden named VP, engineering; Michael J. Yaeger as chief mechanical officer; and Kevin J. O’Connor...

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April 17, 2014

Veolia safety program honored for innovation

The DRIVE program focuses on improving safety at the company’s locations and is administered by...

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April 17, 2014

S.F. MTA budget increases service, maintains affordability

Also provides for a continued two years of free transit service for low to moderate income youth,...

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April 17, 2014

Foxx continues bus tour with NABI manufacturing facility visit

NABI Bus, a division of New Flyer Industries Inc. and a major employer in northeastern Alabama,...

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FEATURES

Colo. BRT project controls growth, cultivates development

In addition to improving mobility in the region, Fort Collins, Colo.-based Transfort’s new BRT route, the MAX, will help manage growth and spur economic development.


Q&A: Shuttle Service Providers Talk Efficiencies, Hurdles

Converting to alternative fuels is one popular savings tactic, while recruiting and retaining great drivers is a shared concern.


Assisting and Securing Passengers with Disabilities

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


Switching to Propane Pays Off for Mich. Fleet

Currently, Livonia has four ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-450 Cutaway buses that are used for its Community Transit system.




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

Utah creates Google Glass transit tracking app

A small group of UTA riders who are part of Google’s Glass Explorer Program are testing OnTime for Glass, which provides customized real-time arrival information.



Seattle aerial gondola system proposed

The system, which can move 1,800 passengers per hour each way, would link Seattle’s waterfront with downtown’s convention center.

ABA's Marketplace focuses on forging business relationships

In January, Nashville’s newly constructed Music City Center hosted the ABA’s 2014 Marketplace.



Local business in best position to advocate for HTF fix

Our private sector organizations need to tell their story, forcefully, about the jobs and the lost business activity at stake if contracts are cancelled, delayed or suspended.

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