Government Issues

New Flyer, FTA partner for L.A. Metro research project

Posted on January 8, 2018

Logo courtesy of New Flyer Inc. 
Logo courtesy of New Flyer Inc. 
New Flyer of America Inc. has been named as an original equipment manufacturer partner on a U.S. Federal Transit Administration Safety Research and Demonstration (SRD) grant awarded to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the company announced.

The SRD project commenced during the second quarter of 2017 and is anticipated for completion in 2020.

Metro seeks to reduce pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicle collisions using sensors for driver warning and assist. The SRD project team is responsible for evaluation of cost-effectiveness and practicality of selected collision-mitigation solutions, with New Flyer named as a partner to evaluate sensor-based collision-avoidance systems.

The technology assessment includes automated braking, as well as other sensors that can assist drivers with pedestrian warning, blind spot caution, and collision avoidance. The most technically feasible and commercially viable solutions will be included in a 50-bus evaluation.

New Flyer has bus service, parts, and manufacturing support at four California facilities, located in Ontario, Los Alamitos, Fresno, and Hayward.

Metro currently serves as the transportation planner, coordinator, designer, builder, and operator for over 9.6 million people spanning a 1,433-square-mile area.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Senate confirms Batory as FRA administrator

Additionally, it was announced that Thelma Drake has been nominated to be administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.

Martinez confirmed to lead FMCSA

As the country’s top commercial motor vehicle regulator, Administrator Martinez will oversee a multitude of issues ranging from a complete overhaul of CSA’s safety performance scoring program to the introduction of electronic logging devices.

Transportation industry responds to President's infrastructure plan

ITS America announced the formation of its Smart Infrastructure Task Force to address how technology and innovation can be incentivized.

FRA deputy administrator resigns over questions about 'outside work'

Heath Hall, a public relations professional and political consultant who served as a spokesman for a sheriff’s office in Mississippi, reportedly continued work at his public relations firm while also working for the FRA.

President releases $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

Allocates $100 billion for a grant competition with preference given to applicants that raise revenue such as taxes, fees or tolls, and would limit federal help to 20% of new money generated.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Luxury Coach & Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close