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October 22, 2014
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October 15, 2014
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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.
SP Fire Research is leading the way for more effective fire suppression systems by establishing a certification process and test method for testing fire suppression systems against known fire threats and environmental conditions specific to bus engine environments.
Policymakers are calling for tougher Buy America procurement rules, which largely ignore how the real marketplace works and could undermine the very employment opportunities that these proposals seek to expand.
Approximately one in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives, and as a result, may not be able to drive.
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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13-channel mobile DVR
The Explorer DX-HD, a new HD-ready mobile digital video recorder (DVR), is capable of recording at 30 frames per second simultaneously on all 13 channels. Paired with Seon's CHW HD bus camera, the DX-HD is ideal for transit and school bus surveillance applications where image clarity is essential, such as in accident reconstruction or license plate capture. This next-generation DVR features the highest resolution and frame-rate combination available. The DX-HD facilitates better incident management through dual real-time viewing applications.
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.
The deaths of two track workers forced BART to end its “simple approval” method that allowed workers to walk along the tracks in pairs, with one person serving as the lookout.
The campaign includes brochures and posters on buses and trains, as well as training programs for employees to identify and help potential victims.
The Crisis Link advertisement campaign in subway cars and on platforms aims to remove the stigma around mental health issues and encourages people contemplating suicide to reach out for help without feeling embarrassed or ashamed.
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