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Q'Straint introduces remote release option for Q'POD

Accessibility| May 9, 2013
The Velocity Xpress system enables drivers to unlock rear restraints for 15 seconds enabling quicker wheelchair securement and better positioning. The remote release minimizes bending by driver/operators, reducing back injuries and improving securement.

SEPTA wins Roadeo Grand Champion Award

Bus| May 9, 2013
The honor recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team combined score. Los Angeles' Metro team took second place.
Rail| May 9, 2013

Miami-Dade adds more LCD information displays

Provide passengers with train arrival and departure times for the next three trains and show which trains serve the Green Line and which serve the Orange Line.
Bus| May 9, 2013

Report assesses StarMetro's radial-to-grid system move

The research seeks to understand the effects of they agency's service restructuring on the transit agency and its performance as well as its impact on the community.
Motorcoach| May 9, 2013

Megabus reaches 25-million-passengers mark

With fares starting as low as $1, megabus.com has expanded rapidly over the course of its seven-year existence, from serving seven cities to/from Chicago in April 2006 to now serving more than 100 cities across North America.
Bus| May 9, 2013

S.F. Muni transit director wants travel times halved

His strategy will address speeds, areas where buses back up and how to better connect with new job centers. The plan is needed to accommodate the population growth that is expected in San Francisco over the next 20 to 30 years, with city officials estimating an extra 100,000 households.
Bus| May 9, 2013

Proterra, Altair showcase electric bus, battery tech in Ind.

Event guests took test rides on the EcoRide EV bus. Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., a lithium-titanate battery systems manufacturer, hosted the event.
Bus| May 9, 2013

UTA may disband transit police

Also considering ending customer service duties so the squad can focus on serious enforcement that only they can perform. The agency’s GM said that one advantage to having the police force is conducting fare enforcement, because it reduces confrontations, making riders feel safer.
Rail| May 8, 2013

IMPulse catenary monitoring system honored by White House

The honor recognizes IMPulse for its patent-pending automated Catenary Safety Monitoring System, which improves the reliability and safety of commuter and light rail transit systems while reducing maintenance costs.
Accessibility| May 8, 2013

Vehicle Production Group ceases operation, lays off staff

The company, which manufactured the MV-1 accessible vehicle, had a $50 million Department of Energy loan.

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