Transit Trending Toward Maintenance-Free Seating Options

Other trends include varied fabric options, space-saving flip seats for improved accessibility and robust plastic models for ease of cleaning.

‘Rapid’ Growth Showcases APTA Chair’s Skills

Peter Varga’s theme for his year as chair is “America’s Future is Riding on Public Transportation.” This is reflected in his success at accommodating increasing ridership and improving job access as CEO at Michigan’s The Rapid and his work with APTA on a reauthorization plan.

‘Polar Vortex’ freezes up public transit service

Amtrak suffered some service disruptions and delays, with three trains halted about 80 miles from Chicago, when drifting snow and ice made the tracks impassable.

Turtle Top taps Hadley for vehicle interiors

Interiors being installed include Hadley’s Swan Collection with Swan AC, Swan Constellation and Swan Select comprising the three levels of amenities, as well as the Wave and mini-OMEGA systems

Bohlinger joins Parsons Brinckerhoff as a principal

In her new position, Linda Bohlinger will advise the firm’s transportation clients, drawing on her nationally recognized expertise in project development, funding, and policy, including alternative project delivery, value capture, congestion pricing, and public-private partnerships. She will be based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Mich. RTA CEO leaving post to return to SMART

John Hertel said in a statement that he wanted to focus on the millage campaign for the regional bus service.

Report: Natural gas bus, truck sales will reach 40K yearly by 2022

Driven by the lower cost of natural gas and the lower emissions from natural gas engines, compared to diesel fuel, operators of truck and bus fleets are increasingly shifting to natural gas vehicles. On average, the price of compressed natural gas is about 42% that of diesel.

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