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Labor Concerns Should Not Deter Deployment of AV Bus Tech

| March 6, 2019

Transit agencies don’t need to wait for fully autonomous vehicles to become a reality before they can begin saving money, augmenting safety, and enhancing efficiencies in their bus operations.

New Year, New Hopes for the Motorcoach Industry

| December 19, 2018

Hiring and retaining drivers is the greatest challenge facing motorcoach operators, according to 70% of respondents of METRO Magazine's 2019 Motorcoach Survey. The public transit industry is not immune to this issue either.

Rail| November 27, 2018

Report studies rate of musculoskeletal pain in city bus drivers

Bus drivers experience higher levels of MSDs than both the general population and other employees at transit agencies.

Mobility| September 20, 2018

Transportation workers form coalition to stop driverless buses in Ohio

If transportation authorities introduce autonomous vehicles or wages start to fall, the union will organize a strike, according to union chief.

September 19, 2018

Does Automation Mean Mass Unemployment in Mass Transportation?

From telemarketers to fast food workers, automation can either eliminate or bolster a workforce.

Management & Operations| June 20, 2018

Palm Tran celebrates 41-year career of bus operator

The agency recognized Bus Operator Tom Romano's 41 years of service.

Management & Operations| May 19, 2018

Palm Tran focuses on importance of its bus operators

Since the day-to-day tasks of bus operators are hard work, Palm Tran and county officials honored the drivers through “Bus Operator Appreciation Day” in April.

April 24, 2018

Amid Automation Trend, Here's Why We Still Need Bus Drivers

The driverless option will severely impact the four million commercial drivers working in the U.S., according to a 2014 Goldman Sachs report. These figures suggest the loss of 25,000 jobs per month during the height of the autonomous vehicles saturation into the industry.

Management & Operations| December 11, 2017

Palm Tran wins 3 prestigious Fla. public transportation awards

The agency received the awards at the FPTA's annual conference, which honors innovative transit leaders throughout the state and was co-hosted this year by Palm Tran and Tri-Rail.

Management & Operations| September 25, 2017

Fed judge green lights audio recording on Reno RTC buses

The local bus driver's union, which has been fighting the move for more than three years, intends to appeal the decision.

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