Blogs

June 29, 2018 - Safety Corner

Addressing sleep apnea in public transit operations

Sleep apnea is a common disorder affecting nearly 12% of the U.S. population, in which airway blockages cause shortened breaths or pauses in breathing while one sleeps.

June 26, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

Microtransit and Designing for Integrated Mobility – Pt. 1

Transit agencies across the country are experiencing explosive growth in demand for accessible transit ridership...

June 12, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

Transit Investment Feeds Economic Boom, Resulting in New Funding Needs

Investment in mass transit leads to many rewards — for the region served by a transportation authority; for the passengers who use transit to get to work, school, appointments, shopping and recreational destinations; and for communities located near transportation stations and hubs.

June 11, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

Electric Bikeshare: Expanding the Possibilities of Public Transportation

It’s increasingly apparent that even the most extensive public transit systems still fall short in providing end-to-end solutions...

June 6, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

The State of Retirement for Transportation, Material Moving Workers

The economy largely depends on the transportation industry to keep people, and things, on track. Workers in this industry employ seven percent of America’s workforce and are expected to grow six percent by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

May 24, 2018 - Safety Corner

How Training Bus Instructors Can Improve Time Management During Skill Development

Have you ever found yourself nearing the end of your training day and realized you may not have ample time left ...

May 23, 2018 - Transit Dispatches

How to Ensure New Mobility Services Make City Life Better, Not Worse

A recent headline in the Chicago Tribune read: “Driverless cars may make traffic worse, not better.”

May 15, 2018 - Safety Corner

How Transit Managers Can Stop the Blame Game to Create a Culture of Safety

When a bus is in an accident or experiences a mechanical issue that causes service delays, the incident typically prompts an investigation...

May 1, 2018 - Safety Corner

Don’t Let Sleepiness Derail Your Health & Safety

A recent CDC analysis found that the jobs with the highest rates of short sleep duration were communications equipment operators (58.2%), other transportation workers (54.0%) and rail transportation workers (52.7%).

May 1, 2018 - Safety Corner

How to Maximize the Lifecycle of Trains, Infrastructure Safely, Efficiently

Reports of passenger rail accidents dot the news cycle, often citing lack of modernized infrastructure as a leading cause. Despite these facts, it is simply not realistic to expect commuter and subway systems to be overhauled overnight.

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