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S.F. State shuttles better accommodate wheelchair users

Accessibility| February 2, 2015

The fleet replaces older, smaller vehicles that featured lifts that took up to 20 minutes to load the passenger due to their design.

Long Beach Transit to launch TAP payment card

Bus| February 2, 2015

As of Sunday, Long Beach Transit riders can no longer purchase most paper bus passes or use pennies to pay for fares.

University| February 2, 2015

Mother wants UConn to ban student bus drivers

A UConn spokesperson defended the use of student drivers, saying they undergo at least 30 hours of training and must get a commercial driver’s license.

Management & Operations| February 2, 2015

All-New Fleet Technology Expo Set for August

FTX is for all fleet types that are looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies. Educational sessions will cover topics ranging from how to turn telematics reports into actionable data to alternative-fuel topics, and ways other software, strategies and equipment can help a fleet streamline operations.

Bus| February 2, 2015

ProFusion introduces Meta Flor for buses

Meta Flor options include all smooth, or smooth/rib full width one-piece construction. The Meta Flor system is suited for all types of bus applications.

Motorcoach| January 30, 2015

Damaged guardrail may have caused prison bus crash

The NTSB’s report states that a 225-foot section of metal guardrail was damaged in an accident the day before the Jan. 14 bus crash in Penwell, just west of Odessa. Two of three other accidents caused by icy road conditions on Interstate 20 on the day of the bus crash could have displaced the guardrail and pushed it into the path of the bus, the report states.

Management & Operations| January 30, 2015

APTA: Public transportation riders save $9,069 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Jan. 28, 2015 average national gas price — $2.04 per gallon — and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.

Management & Operations| January 30, 2015

NJ TRANSIT expands mobile ticketing program

Currently available on all rail lines and most South Jersey bus routes, MyTix will enable bus customers on routes serving Port Authority Bus Terminal, Lower Manhattan and George Washington Bridge to purchase and display monthly interstate bus passes on their mobile devices.

Rail| January 30, 2015

Alstom Citadis Spirit light rail mock-up unveiled in Ottawa

lstom is supplying 34 Citadis Spirit vehicles and 30 years of maintenance services to the Rideau Transit Group that was selected to design, build, finance, and maintain phase 1 of the O-Train Confederation Line.

Rail| January 29, 2015

San Diego upgrades Blue Line with low-floor trolley cars

Other amenities include larger windows, higher ceilings, improved lighting, dedicated seating access for special needs passengers, and more room for standing passengers.

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