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BrakeMate

Security and Safety | August 14, 2017

The unit reduces heavy lifting of the caliper, hub, and rotor from the vehicle.

Going Green in Rail Transport: Maximizing Rail Systems’ Electrical Energy Recovery

Rail| September 22, 2016

Using regenerative braking for rail vehicles can help transit agencies return energy to the system and save money. LTK's TrainOps software helps transit agencies determine how to implement these systems.

Bus| May 18, 2016

Webb Brake Adjusters introduces line for transit applications

These clearance-sensing automatic brake adjusters are designed for the severe-duty requirements of the transit market.

Rail| December 2, 2015

[Video] New Crossrail Train Design

The new Crossrail trains being built by Bombardier Transportation will provide space for 1,500 customers in nine fully-interconnected, walk-through carriages. At over 660 feet in length, they are over one and a half times longer than the longest Tube train.

Bus| December 1, 2015

[Photos] BusCon 2015 Product Showcase

A look at some of the products on the BusCon 2015 Show Floor.

Management & Operations| May 16, 2013

Updated: Calif. Sprinter light rail system to resume service

Follows the completion of extensive safety testing, the review of replacement parts, and inspections of the overall vehicle and railroad infrastructure by the FRA and the California Public Utilities Commission.
Rail| April 24, 2013

Maxwell, AMT to equip TriMet rail with energy saving tech

Twenty-seven light rail vehicles will be retrofitted with an ultra capacitor-based, energy storage system, which captures and stores regenerative braking energy as it is generated, uses the stored energy for acceleration and releases surplus energy to other vehicles on the system as needed.
Rail| March 27, 2013

Long haul likely for Calif. Sprinter brake fix

The agency hopes to receive replacement parts by late April and install and test them in May, but requires regulatory approvals before it can return any of its trains to service.
Rail| July 18, 2012

Wabtec acquires brake system manufacturer

Tec Tran, which has annual sales of about $10 million, designs and manufactures hydraulic braking systems and related components. The company’s customers include global transit car builders and many North American transit agencies.
Bus| June 12, 2012

ABEX unveils new drum brake block

Meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 121 Reduced Stopping Distance requirements. Is now available through leading replacement parts distributors.
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