With the reauthorization of TEA 21 rapidly approaching, it’s quite natural to begin talking about money — huge sums of it, and, yes, not enough of it.
Although the electronics on transit coaches are a little more complicated than a digital alarm clock or a coffee maker, with proper training and experience, these systems, too, can be mastered rather quickly.
Three months ago, the Delaware Transit Corporation’s intermodal transportation agency, known as DART First State, began a campaign to raise its profile by appealing to radio audiences in Wilmington.
Opportunity has magically appeared at the doorstep of transit agencies operating routes in the vicinity of these transportationally-challenged schools.
Despite a collective fleet of some 21,000 buses, Jakarta, Indonesia, is a city on the brink of public transportation bankruptcy, with no apparent solution for avoiding complete collapse.
A device that uses ultrasonic sensors to detect objects in selected spaces is being installed in transit buses to keep the rear service doors from accidentally closing on passengers.
Two prominent e-marketplace initiatives — by iRail LLC and the American Public Transportation Association’s TransportMAX — are targeting this growing enthusiasm.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority overhauled its advertising policy and clearly defined its guidelines as a way of deterring lawsuits, which have cost the system hundreds of thousands of dollars to battle.
A coalition of Canadian motorcoach associations presented recommendations to the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on the issue of regulation-deregulation of the motorcoach industry.
The World Economic Forum created a Disaster Response Network (DRN) to leverage the resources of engineering and transportation industry firms to assist with disaster relief efforts.
A motorcoach operator in a Washington, D.C., suburb has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping waste from a bus lavatory holding tank into storm sewers.
The reauthorization of TEA 21 should build on the success of the transportation act with predictable and stable funding levels while streamlining the grants process.
The EPA has set tough bus emissions standards for 2004 and 2007, requiring engine manufacturers to add new technologies that will impact bus manufacturers and increase the complexity of maintenance programs for transit agencies.