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University of Arkansas' Razorback Transit Partners to fill Crucial Need

University| May 3, 2018

To combat a shortage in qualified maintenance technicians, Razorback Transit teamed with NWTI to create an internship-type program. 

National Transit Institute opens Request for Presenters for training workshop

The Transit Trainers' Workshop event, which is the only national event focused on training in the transit industry, will be held in Seattle Nov. 11 to 13.

Sustainability| April 30, 2018

L.A. Metro 'Ups the Ante' with Zero-Emission Fleet Plan

The transition to electric buses, Metro believes, can be paired with workforce development programs to bolster the local economy and create jobs and a pathway to the middle class for Angelenos.

April 24, 2018

Amid Automation Trend, Here's Why We Still Need Bus Drivers

The driverless option will severely impact the four million commercial drivers working in the U.S., according to a 2014 Goldman Sachs report. These figures suggest the loss of 25,000 jobs per month during the height of the autonomous vehicles saturation into the industry.

Rail| March 28, 2018

Siemens lands 8-vehicle order from OC Streetcar

The contract for the streetcars comes with the option to purchase up to 10 additional streetcars at a later date, if necessary.

Bus| March 12, 2018

BusCon 2018 Call for Papers Deadline 3/16

Topics can be related to delivering superior customer service, employee training & retention, solving operational challenges and ideas for cost-cutting, technology and data best practice, revenue generation, and business-building.

Sustainability| March 1, 2018

New Flyer unveils electric bus simulator

The simulator, designed and installed by FAAC Incorporated using a 180-degree screen display and 4K projection system, is one of the first in the world to use full-scale OEM components to control the bus simulator.

Motorcoach| January 29, 2018

TCS named 2018 Innovative Operator of the Year at ABA Marketplace

Since 2012, the family-owned coach company has experienced an approximate 20% growth year-over-year, which has come from new business and some small acquisitions, and expanded its fleet from 18 to 61 motorcoaches.  

December 27, 2017

Add 'Cheese' to Ensure Safe Bus Operations

I suspect you may be wondering what cheese has to do with safety? The connection is not so obvious. At least it wasn’t for me, until Steven Dallman of the Transportation Safety Institute introduced me to the work of Dr. James Reason and his Swiss Cheese Model of system failure.

Management & Operations| November 27, 2017

How L.A. Metro is inspiring, training tomorrow's transportation workforce

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thirty-nine percent of Metro’s workforce will be eligible for retirement over the next three years and 69% of Metro employees are over the age of 40.

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