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August 26, 2014

KCATA to open CNG fueling station

The station allows buses to be fueled in less than seven minutes and will enable KCATA to fill more...

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August 22, 2014

Seattle area transit agency chooses Proterra for EV program

Following a one-year trial period, King County Metro has option to purchase up to 200 more buses...

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August 21, 2014

Study finds public transportation users more fit

The study collected and assessed 7,534 BMI measurements and 7,424 body fat percentage measurements...

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August 18, 2014

Coastal Carolina U. launches alternative transportation program

Teal Transportation brings together several transportation alternatives for students, including...

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FEATURES

Consultant Roundtable: Leading the Charge to Capitalize on New Transportation Mindset

Nine industry experts weigh in on key transportation topics. Whether it is maintaining and growing ridership on public transportation or taking advantage of new project delivery methods, many believe it is important to embrace today’s more modern approach to living, working and playing.


A/C Trends: Rooftop Systems Impacting the Marketplace

Manufacturers continue to examine industry trends and requirements to provide the latest green, lightweight and efficient rooftop units in response to customer demand.


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.




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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