Topic : standards

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New Flyer joins OppCharge to support interoperable electric bus charging

Bus| August 27, 2018

Continues company's support of global charging standards for electric buses and coaches, for both enroute- and depot-charging options.

New Flyer joins group to support charging standards for all-electric vehicles

Mobility| June 28, 2018

CharIN’s mission is to promote Combined Charging Systems as the standard for all types of battery-electric vehicles.

Rail| March 2, 2017

First Transit awarded ISO cert. for DCTA commuter rail

The ISO 9001:2015 addresses various aspects of quality management and contains ISO's best-known standards.

April 29, 2015

Creating Standards in Bus Operations

Those of you who take a few minutes each month to follow my blogs, or have attended one of my past presentations at transit events, first let me thank you. These blogs and presentations, in combination, have been promoting surface transit standards in a form of a standardized curriculum for over 10 years now. I ask you, are we not long overdue in getting transit specific standards a done deal? By the time of this posting, I would have again stood before a group of transit professionals at a recently attended transit function in Orlando, Fla., speaking on this exact topic.

Rail| December 10, 2014

Supreme Court weighing Amtrak's power over U.S. railroads

If Amtrak can set standards, it can establish priority over the private freight railroads on the other side of the legal dispute. If it lacks such authority, freight service would have greater influence.

Accessibility| September 30, 2014

Memphis transit chief vows new standards for trolleys

MATA will be overhauling training and repair standards as well as trolleys in the wake of an APTA report that found agency lacking in both areas.
Bus| October 10, 2012

Swedish institute develops new fire suppression standard

The objective has been to construct a model of an engine compartment where stakeholders can evaluate the firefighting performance of different suppression systems in a well-defined and objective way. The new standard SP method 4912, edition 3 has just been published.
Mobility| August 17, 2011

Canada improves accessibility standards

The update reflects the evolution of services offered to travelers with a disability since the original Code was issued in 1998.
Bus| August 9, 2011

Heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards unveiled

Under the new national program, buses and trucks built in 2014 through 2018 will reduce oil consumption by a projected 530 million barrels and greenhouse gas pollution by approximately 270 million metric tons. The standards are expected to yield an estimated $50 billion in net benefits over the life of model year 2014 to 2018 vehicles.

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