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Fla.’s PSTA launches rider information videos

Bus| May 1, 2012
The new video series, Bus Buzz!, kicks off with its first episode featuring the agency’s 2011 Driver of the Year Vance Wegner sharing tips with riders that will help them avoid being passed by the bus.

Prevost delivers H3-45s to Calif., Neb.

Motorcoach| May 1, 2012
All the new vehicles feature three-point seat belts and several Prevost features, including Liaison and electronic stability control.
Bus| April 30, 2012

REI unveils new DVR products, software

The HD400 and HD800 DVRs provide the ability to update the hardware operating system using the USB drive and stores more video, audio and vehicle data on the SD card or hard drive. A new version of the BUS-WATCH viewing software, A.R.M.O.R.-VMS, includes features such as license plate capture, integrated Google mapping technology and increased recording/storage space.
Bus| April 30, 2012

Allegheny Port Authority may hike fares, cut service

Prompted by a $64 million deficit projected for the Fiscal Year 2013 operating budget. The fare increase would go into effect on July 1 and the service reduction would go into effect September 2. About 46 routes would be eliminated with service scaled back on all remaining routes. The ACCESS paratransit program would see deep cuts.
Bus| April 30, 2012

Minnesota Valley taps Nova Buses

The buses will be assembled at its Upstate New York plant and delivered in the fall of 2012.
Rail| April 30, 2012

Report: Railcar manufacturing down last 5 years

The moderate annualized decrease in industry revenue of 1.7% masks the sharp demand declines experienced during the recession. However, locomotives and railcars are built when ordered, which causes order backlogs that can last an average of three years.
Bus| April 27, 2012

SEPTA approves transit police contract

Under the agreement, each of the 210 members of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police will receive a $1,250 bonus immediately and a 12% increase in pay over four years.
Bus| April 27, 2012

Houston Metro equips buses with air sterilization system

The device, designed by Rice University students, incorporates high-powered ultraviolet lamps that sterilize the air and has proven effective at killing 99.8% of the pathogens that circulate through the air-filtering system.
Bus| April 27, 2012

Houston Metro asking for bigger piece of sales tax

Looking to voters to decide whether more of a current 1% sales tax should go toward transit or continue diverting part of it for road projects. The agency could use the full tax for projects such as new bus shelters and light rail lines.
Bus| April 27, 2012

TransLink adds NextBus real-time info

Part of the transit system’s mobile site, m.translink.ca, the service provides “predictive” departure times and real-time bus locations.

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