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October 31, 2014
The Red Line Westlake/MacArthur Park Subway station is realizing nearly 20% in energy consumption....
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The crackdown on Halloween is part of a much broader, citywide security and beautification effort...
When Paul MacMillan started at the transit agency in the 1980s, only about 80 officers patrolled...
October 30, 2014
The company unveiled its latest innovative development for cable theft detection, as well as its...
Whether it’s providing billions for transportation initiatives to shaping legislation, or launching an innovative bus rapid transit project, the “Influential” leaders on this list have worked to make public transportation better.
Ultracapacitors are used in a variety of industries ranging from automotive, rail, truck and bus, amongst others.
Bentech has worked with Bombardier to create aluminum attachment fittings for Toronto Transit Commission railcars being assembled at its Thunder Bay, Ontario plant and several transit agencies on driver's protection doors.
Prior experience working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area prepared her well for tackling transportation and transit issues on the national stage.
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.
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The Mirage wheelchair lift has a low profile, cassette-type design, offering reliable operation with minimal intrusion in the luggage bay. The BayLift allows mid-ship or rear coach installation for layout flexibility. Both models feature a patented threshold warning system and are FMVSS compliant.
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.
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.
The first thing to understand about P3s is that they are primarily a money-saving strategy and are still expected to earn a return on investment.
The event was hosted by APTA and CUTA and held prior to APTA’s Rail Conference in Montreal in mid-June.
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