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April 23, 2014

Md. gubernatorial candidate advocates for high speed rail

If elected, Maryland State Attorney General Doug Gansler will form a task force to develop recommendations...

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April 23, 2014

Minn. Metro light rail to run 24 hours on trial basis

The schedule for the first Green Line trains, which will roll June 14, will be on a trial basis...

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April 23, 2014

NYPD use deer tracking cameras to catch subway copper thieves

Since the police began using the trophy cameras in September, nine incidents of trespassing in the...

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April 23, 2014

BART fined $200K in track workers’ deaths

Cal/OSHA cited the rail agency for "willful serious safety violations" over an Oct. 19 incident...

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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

Cities taking the lead on climate change

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.



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.

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.



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.

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