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July 18, 2014
Regulations allow the city to fine buses for operating without permits, stopping outside of approved...
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The Memphis Area Transit Authority board has picked Ron Garrison, a former head of the public transit...
Currently, CATS, which has no alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet, is considering compressed...
July 17, 2014
Approved shifting $1.56 million dollars from its capital budget to add to the amount needed to study...
With a reported $16.5 billion in projects, New York City Transit again tops the list, with the amount of streetcar projects in North America continuing to grow. Total project purse grows nearly 50% over 10 years.
As a growing number of riders and the general public look to online videos for information and entertainment, some transit systems are producing their own videos to more effectively reach out to and inform their customers.
The revamped design incorporates new modes, such as bicycle, bus and light rail, along with added emphasis on vehicular interfaces to the depot, which was not originally designed for modern vehicle operations.
As competition gets tougher, many motorcoach operators are exploring ways to both maintain and grow their customer bases, including taking action on items mentioned in customer surveys and diversifying both their business models and fleets to be able to move into niche markets.
Safety training DVD set
Transit & Paratransit Co.’s new training course, Safety Leadership, is designed to provide guidance for managers to influence safe driver behaviors. The course consists of seven interactive DVDs that cover topics, such as accidents and why people have them; understanding human behavior and behavior-based safety; and leadership principles and techniques. The course takes approximately four-and-a-half hours to complete and costs $2,500.
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Wireless fleet software
REI introduced two new wireless fleet software add-ons for its mobile video surveillance system: A.R.M.O.R. - Auto Pilot and A.R.M.O.R. - Diagnostics. A.R.M.O.R. - Auto Pilot manages wireless downloading, reporting and automated notification of video events the operator defines, as well as video download requests made while the vehicle is off or in the lot. A.R.M.O.R.-Diagnostics is a vehicle, DVR and camera diagnostics software tool that allows proactive monitoring of your fleet's health status. With the J1939 CAN-BUS option, an operation can monitor excessive idling through RPM detection, fuel usage, mechanical issues, check engine lights, tire and oil pressure, and historical maintenance records.
James Oberstar, former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) and long-time transportation advocate, died in May at age 79.
The call seeks to protect the industry, and subsequently other industries, from patent trolls — shell companies that purchase patents with no intention of innovating, but instead sue those who do.
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.
Hopefully, as the trust funds are going bankrupt, Congress will address not only that issue but also answer the call for a long-term policy on at least coping with the risks of climate change.
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