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Lightweight Kiel seats continue to attract commuters, save fuel

Bus| July 18, 2014
Eight months into the BusPlus Program, the Massachusetts DOT sees savings and an increase in customer satisfaction.

Transit Trending Toward Maintenance-Free Seating Options

Bus| January 14, 2014
Other trends include varied fabric options, space-saving flip seats for improved accessibility and robust plastic models for ease of cleaning.
Bus| December 3, 2013

HSM acquires Summit Seating

Summit Seating is a manufacturer of seating products for transit buses, recreational vehicles, vans and other specialty vehicles. Officials say the acquisition is expected to expand HSM’s footprint and leadership role in the transportation seating market.
Management & Operations| August 6, 2013

Chicago's next-gen railcars to feature new seating configuration

The new design, created after careful study of existing design, passenger flow, capacity and comfort, is a hybrid of the best features from existing CTA railcar styles — incorporating both forward- and aisle-facing seats.
Bus| July 29, 2013

USSC announces executive moves

Rick Klotz to managing director, international operations, effective Sept. 1, 2013. Ray Melleady is appointed to managing director of North American Operations.
Rail| April 18, 2013

Ideal subway seating has fewer middle seats

Placing vertical poles in the middle to maximize that premium near-the-door space for short-trip passengers and transverse seating at the ends of the cars for long-distance riders are some recommendations.
Rail| August 14, 2012

Honolulu HART to add rail seats

Seating in each two-car train will increase by more than 25%, going from 76 to 96 seats, while still retaining room for luggage, bikes and surfboards.
Rail| April 4, 2012

BART unveils new railcar seats

In March BART began replacing existing wool seat assemblies in 100 cars with a brand new type of seat material. These train cars will be integrated into the existing fleet — a few cars at a time — until 100 cars are achieved.
Accessibility| August 3, 2011

Daimler boosts Sprinter commuter-style passenger capacity

Engineers reconfigured the layout using Vogelsitze passenger seats that are thinner in design.
Rail| June 7, 2011

BART may trim seat size

Agency’s “seating labs” with passengers show that while they prefer wider seats, about 90 percent are willing to sacrifice about two inches from the current seats to allow for slightly wider aisles.

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