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CVSA’s ‘Brake Safety Week’ highlights proper maintenance

Motorcoach| September 13, 2011
During the week of Sept. 11 to 17, CVSA-certified inspectors, brake suppliers and industry partners will conduct enforcement and education activities with drivers and mechanics at truck stops, weigh stations and other locations. According to Roadcheck 2011 data, more education and awareness is needed to reduce the number of highway crashes caused annually by poorly maintained braking systems.

Hampton Roads Transit unveils ‘green’ bus facility

Bus| June 14, 2011
Environmentally-friendly features include motion-sensor controlled lighting and a 50,000-gallon rainwater harvesting tank for bus wash operations. Agency used $14 million of a $24.5 million Recovery Act grant in building the $57 million facility.
Rail| May 19, 2011

Railcar Suppliers Look to Offer Range of Services

Vehicle suppliers are stepping up to offer services for every facet of ownership, from installation of rail to refurbishment and modernization. Also, many are focusing on practices already in place throughout the world, where risk of ownership is actually transferred back to the company, enabling the rail operator to operate the system on an established fixed cost.
Accessibility| April 26, 2011

Maintenance Departments Feeling Pinch of Shrinking Budgets

In METRO's inaugural Bus Maintenance Survey, transit agencies find they are often asking their maintenance departments to do more with less, including cutting overtime, watching costs, reshuffling mechanic and fueler schedules, and extending vehicle life cycles.
Bus| April 21, 2011

Mass. maintenance, ops facility awarded $39M

The new building will replace WRTA's current facility, a 77-year-old "trolley barn" that was converted to maintain and operate buses in the 1940s when the trolleys were phased out.
Rail| March 7, 2011

Railcar Mover

Railquip Inc. developed a new line of portable railcar movers for moving rolling stock within a maintenance facility and, especially, for moving locomotives and other rolling stock over underfloor wheel lathes or wheel truing machines for wheel reprofiling.
Motorcoach| January 18, 2011

MCI sets 2011 technical training schedule

Offered free to operators at MCI's Louisville Training Center, the onsite Technical Tune-Up sessions are designed to maximize maintenance skills for the highest up-time and utilization on all current-production models.
Bus| January 6, 2011

Trillium receives D.C. Metro CNG service contract

Will provide operations and maintenance services at their Bladensburg and Four Mile Run Bus divisions. Together, these facilities fuel more than 460 CNG buses each night. Under this contract, WMATA also has the option to replace their existing compressors with new ones.
Bus| December 6, 2010

Authorized Transmission Remfg. moves to expanded facility

The plant has an enclosed cleaning/processing department, sound-proof dyno testing area, large remanufacturing area for cellular and rebuilder work stations, employee and customer training room, and a large parts department and warehousing for its product line.
Bus| November 29, 2010

CT Transit dedicates ops, maintenance facility

In addition to the impressive facility, the New Haven community will soon benefit from new buses in the fleet. The Governor and DOT officials proudly unveiled the first of 12 "bendy buses" during the dedication ceremony.

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