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D.C. Metro taps ForgeFX 3D simulation tech for operator training

Security and Safety | October 25, 2018

Simulator helps improve operator’s critical thinking as well as command and control of railway procedures and protocols.

Lamers Bus Lines named METRO's Innovative Motorcoach Operator of the Year

Motorcoach| January 19, 2017

Corporate Secretary Kevin Lamers was on hand to accept the award at this year's ABA Marketplace in Cleveland.

April 11, 2012

Obtaining benefits with bus simulator supplemental training

Understanding how to blend simulator supplemental training into an existing training curriculum will most definitely lead to favorable results and positive benefits to a training program. Attempting to build a curriculum around the simulator is a mistake.
Bus| January 11, 2012

Proper driver training decreases road incidents, increases safety

Louis Maiello, former director of training, New York City Transit Bus & Safety Division, 2003 NTI Fellow and current Transit Training Specialist at FAAC Inc., was a featured speaker at BusCon. Here he discusses elements from his presentation "Advanced Performance Driver Training" and key steps for "producing a world-class operator."
January 6, 2012

Performance management and the role of the simulator instructor

From the 'Bus Barn' this month arises two very important concerns regarding the use of bus simulator supplemental training: performance management and speed control. During the past year, I had the pleasure of visiting and conducting several train the trainer sessions at transit agencies in North America and Canada. I was pleased to see the passion among the trainers, as this is a necessary ingredient.
Rail| October 4, 2011

TUV Rheinland develops Web portal to run rail simulations

The SimVeDynetm online vehicle dynamic simulator was formally introduced at EXPO yesterday in Booth # 5250.
September 30, 2011

'Missing the Boat' With Your Transit Simulator?

Simulator training within the 'transit industry' is unique in its application as an affordable and necessary option. Those of you who feel that teaching bus operator basic skills on a simulator cannot be done are missing the boat! You are short-changing yourself and your operators. I firmly believe that basic skill development is its primary function and the most effective way to utilize your simulator when dealing with new hires.
Rail| August 17, 2011

FAAC to build Toronto LRV simulator

Under subcontract to Bombardier, which is producing the new railcar, will design, develop and deliver the simulator to support TTC's training program.
May 6, 2011

Raising the bar with bus simulation training

Readers most likely are not familiar with my past work with driver training simulation, so I want to devote this month's space to a brief description of what I discovered working with this technology and what it enabled me to do within the training department I was affiliated with.
Bus| May 3, 2011

CUMTD taps FAAC for transit simulators

In addition to the two MB-1500 simulators, company also delivered an instructor-controlled desktop simulator, its Scenario Toolbox scenario building software program and a custom-built geo-specific virtual driving world.
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