Topic : reliability

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Zero emissions, transit reliability may come to fore in 2019

Technology| November 18, 2018

We as an industry need to be clear-eyed about how new battery buses are, the challenges they face and the alternatives available to ensure the reliability that BRT demands.

Cummins' transit bus initiative focuses on improved uptime, reliability

Bus| May 17, 2016

As part of the SmartEfficiency initiative, Cummins revealed the 2017 L9 diesel and 2017 B6.7 hybrid engine systems, the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NOx natural gas engine, the isolated engine coolant loop system for the 2017 L9 and ISL G, and a new SmartSupport service program.

Management & Operations| March 21, 2016

NJ TRANSIT finds bus, trains, railcars breaking down more often

Reliability is measured by mean distance between failures, which is the average mileage that the agency's rail and bus fleets travel before breaking down. The more miles traveled indicates that the fleet is more reliable.

Accessibility| April 27, 2015

Maryland Transit sued by paratransit riders over accessibility, reliability

Service users are routinely picked up and dropped off late for critical medical appointments, and are often put on hold for long periods of time by MTA's Mobility/Paratransit Service, the lawsuit says.

Bus| January 16, 2014

New Detroit DOT chief pledges 'a system you can rely on'

Plans include getting city buses running on time, a problem that has plagued the transit system for years, and improving safety on the buses, as assaults on bus drivers have become a contentious issue for both drivers and riders.
Bus| February 12, 2013

D.C. Metro scorecard shows progress in 2012

Ninety-one percent of train stops occurred on time, a 1% improvement over 2011, and the rail system made a 13% improvement in reliability over last year. Additionally, Metro has been able to put into service an average of 23 more cars each morning in 2012 compared to 2011, reducing crowding.
Bus| October 9, 2012

Survey: 67% of users say Detroit bus unreliable

The majority of respondents to a Detroit news survey who rely daily on the bus system described it as “irritating, frustrating and time-consuming.” Sixty-two percent of respondents proposals to build a light-rail system in the city.
Bus| May 26, 2011

BC Transit hydrogen fleet pilot program making strides

The 20-vehicle fleet, which is part of a five-year $89 million pilot program, recently passed the one-million-kilometer mark and is showing significant improvements in reliability.

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