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July 22, 2014

Voith supplying Gillig's Pittsburgh transmissions

Will be delivered later this summer, with final delivery of the buses to the Port Authority of Allegheny...

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July 22, 2014

Volvo, ABB team for electric bus project

The first joint project will be the implementation of Volvo Electric Hybrids and automatic e-bus...

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July 21, 2014

U. of Virginia to roll out bike-sharing program

A $350,000 grant from the Virginia DOT, as well as subsidies from UVa’s department of parking and...

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July 18, 2014

Baton Rouge agency to look into alt.-fuel bus options

Currently, CATS, which has no alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet, is considering compressed...

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FEATURES

Tech Report: Kinetic energy storage system increases efficient use of rail power

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently completed the installation of a VYCON kinetic energy storage system at Metro’s Red Line Westlake/MacArthur Park station.


AC Transit Builds ‘A Better Ride’ with New Buses, Enhanced Services

The agency has so far revamped its fleet with 210 new buses, created task forces to focus on areas such as on-time performance, reducing accidents and decreasing road calls. Additionally, it’s long-awaited East Bay BRT project is making headway.


APTA Expo 2014 to highlight livable communities, international practices

The show floor will illustrate Expo 2014’s theme, “Powering Possibilities” with ample opportunity for public transportation professionals to participate in educational sessions, forums, tours and networking events.


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

CNG engine oil

BRAD PENN Compressed Natural Gas Engine Oil is a premium multi-viscosity lubricant specifically designed for use in compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled vehicles. It is recommended for use in Detroit Diesel 50G and 60G Series natural gas fueled engines and for use in Mack CNG (utilizing Cummins CNG engines) and in Cummins B, C and L-10 Series stationary and vehicular engines fueled by CNG. The oil is approved by Cummins against its CES 20074 specification and approved against Detroit Diesel DDC 93K216.



Custom Printed Public Safety Vests

American Safety Vest's new five-point breakaway public safety vests meet  ANSI/ISEA207-2006 standards, are available in fluorescent orange and lime green, and can be custom printed, front and back, with the name of the organization. A number of printing colors are available. The solid fabric vests can have printing on their refl ective stripes and in large letters on the back. Mesh vests can be printed, but only on the reflective stripes.



DEPARTMENTS

Transit systems work to preserve trees along rail lines

Transit systems planning rail lines, such as Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and California’s Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, are working with their communities to preserve trees in the paths of proposed routes.



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.

Transit partners to offer first-, last-mile options

In January, Portland, Ore.’s TriMet began offering another transportation option after creating a new joint program with car sharing company Zipcar Inc., while the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) started a nonprofit, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, to make cycling an easy way for riders to fill in the gaps of a trip.



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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