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October 1, 2014

D.C., Operation Lifesaver launch joint streetcar safety program

Educator toolkits featuring grade-specific lesson plans, activity sheets, posters and parent take-home...

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October 1, 2014

TEX Rail receives FTA Record of Decision

Initial service will extend from downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County and Grapevine...

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October 1, 2014

Metro-North to replace 3 priority bridges

The design and replacement project is estimated to cost $10 million with the bulk of the funding...

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September 30, 2014

L.A. Metro breaks ground on Regional Connector light rail segment

The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing LRT lines into two lines, which will eliminate...

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FEATURES

For Transit Operators: Facts About Epilepsy and Seizures

Approximately one in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives, and as a result, may not be able to drive.


What You Need to Know Before Financing a Vehicle

Buyer's remorse is a term that should not be in an operator's vocabulary. While making a sound decision on which vehicle to purchase is huge for an operation, the process of financing that vehicle can be incredibly stressful for the operator.


Fleet Solutions: Tips for Designing a CNG Fueling Station

You've made the decision to transition to compressed natural gas (CNG) for your vehicle fleet - understanding CNG station options is your next step.


Accessibility, Mobility and Philanthropy are the Spirit of ARBOC

Since 2008, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles has created an entirely new market by creating low-floor small cutaway buses and allowing accessibility for everyone.




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

N.C. Transit Agency Bans So-Called 'Saggy Pants' on Buses

Recently, the N.C.-based City of Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) adopted a new rule that calls for people who wear so-called “saggy pants” to pull them up or risk being barred from riding the system.



Pub Perspective: Too much reliance on consultants?

Many times, agencies feel they need to hire the least expensive consult team to help guard taxpayer money. My consultant contacts tell me this approach may violate state and federal laws.

Practicum focuses on innovative funding, financing solutions

The event was hosted by APTA and CUTA and held prior to APTA’s Rail Conference in Montreal in mid-June.



Following string of incidents, FRA 45-day Metra investigation to focus on safety

Set to focus on Metra’s program of operational tests and inspections for all its operating crews, with special emphasis on training, qualification and testing of locomotive engineers.

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