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April 17, 2014

Veolia safety program honored for innovation

The DRIVE program focuses on improving safety at the company’s locations and is administered by...

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April 17, 2014

Empire Coach expands, equips fleet with electronic logging

The Teletrac logging system includes safety analytics to measure and monitor driver safety behavior...

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April 15, 2014

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

Many of the 40 or so students aboard a bus that had collided with a tractor-trailer truck squeezed...

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April 14, 2014

Half of D.C. Metro stops inaccessible for riders with disabilities

Instead of hopping on the next Metrobus, riders with disabilities have to make reservations for...

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FEATURES

Going the Extra Mile to Train Motorcoach Operators

Many operators are breaking away from typical 80-hour classroom/ behind-the-wheel-type training programs and are providing additional training to increase safety; improve vehicle efficiency; or better prepare drivers to perform in unique, area-specific driving conditions.


2013 Women In Transportation: Joyce Rose

From the age of 12, Joyce Rose planned to teach music, which she did for a couple of years after she graduated college. She hadn’t foreseen a passion for legislation eventually leading her to down a different path to Capitol Hill.


2013 GM Survey: Funding, Politics Top Challenges

Advertising is again the most-used method of generating revenue (81%). Forty-one percent raised fares, while 33% tapped public-private partnerships to bolster their coffers.


N.Y. MTA Works to Fix Impacts of Storms Past and Future

The entire MTA transportation network suffered an estimated $4.755 billion worth of damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy. To address the damage, NYC Transit set up dedicated staff in all departments to develop and implement a massive reconstruction and mitigation campaign.




PRODUCTS

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.



Emergency stop switch

The new Series 04 Fail-Safe Emergency-Stop Switching Element’s “fail-safe” element will detect if the stop switch actuator becomes disconnected from the emergency stop actuator. If there is any defect, the failsafe contact opens, cuts power and stops the machinery as if in an emergency shutdown routine. These new contact blocks will fit any new design that utilizes EAO’s Series 04 emergency-stop switches. Retrofitting existing applications is easy as well.



DEPARTMENTS

Track deaths force BART to change protocol, explore options

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.



Toronto Transit Continues Award-Winning Suicide Prevention Program

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.

Transit agencies partner to prevent sexual assault

Teaming with advocacy groups to empower riders to stop sexual assault and harassment, using new campaigns and communication tools.



Human trafficking the focus of L.A. Metro program

The campaign includes brochures and posters on buses and trains, as well as training programs for employees to identify and help potential victims.

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