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Wis. agency adds New Flyer hybrids

Bus| September 23, 2010
Oshkosh Transit estimates that the new vehicles will save over 7,000 gallons of diesel each year, when compared to conventional diesel buses. The bus purchase was funded entirely by a $2.1 million ARRA grant.

N.Y. agency looks at technology to prevent subway track deaths

Rail| September 23, 2010
Wireless video feeds would allow motormen to view tracks at the next station to ensure they are clear.
Bus| September 23, 2010

Distracting cell phone conversations on transit inspire study

Hearing half a conversation makes the brain work harder to make sense of what the person is hearing, study finds. Head researcher was inspired by her experiences riding public transit during her undergraduate years.
Rail| September 23, 2010

Alstom hybrid locomotives on course in Germany

Hybrid technology, which can be used in all heavy shunting services, reduces fuel consumption by approximately 50 percent and is aimed at a Europe-wide market of several thousands of locomotives that are obsolete. With a top output of 600 kW, the locomotive has only a small diesel generator of 250 kW and draws the additional power from batteries that are recharged by the generator.
Rail| September 23, 2010

Amberg delivers GRP track surveying systems to China

Although the Amberg GRP system is modular and can address a wide variety of track measurement applications such as clearance, tamping, track geometry surveying and as-built documentation, the GRP 1000 configuration, which is being utilized in China, caters to the special requirements of slab track construction.
Motorcoach| September 23, 2010

ABA announces Marketplace 2013, 2014 locations, dates

Marketplace is the first motorcoach tourism and group travel event on the calendar every year, with nearly 3,500 ABA member delegates and industry leaders participating in more than 110,000 quality appointments, attending more than 40 educational seminars, and doing business while at numerous networking events each year.
Rail| September 23, 2010

Talgo taps MSC.Software for virtual HSR simulations

Talgo specializes in the design, manufacture and maintenance of railway material and equipment. The company uses Adams to validate train suspensions to fulfill certification standards and to perform faster simulations of high-speed trains.
Motorcoach| September 22, 2010

Driver involved in Utah motorcoach crash faces charges

In addition to a felony charge for driving while intoxicated, the driver, Yasushi Mikuni, also faces 10 other felony charges of operating a vehicle negligently causing death or injury and is also being held on logbook and lane-change violations, both misdemeanors.
Rail| September 22, 2010

N.Y. introduces real-time surveillance

The $200 million midtown surveillance program has 700 cameras that can be monitored and controlled from a command center.
Accessibility| September 22, 2010

APTA, citizens, transit leaders call on Congress to invest in PT

On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the expiration of the previous multi-year surface transportation bill, APTA officials, along with public transportation riders from around the country, shared stories of how public transportation has benefited their lives at an event in Washington, D.C., blocks away from the Capitol building.

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