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Mastering multiplexing systems

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.

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Making the Most of Your 2 Minutes of Fame

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.

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Door sensors lower injury risk

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.

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E-commerce primed for expansion

Two prominent e-marketplace initiatives — by iRail LLC and the American Public Transportation Association’s TransportMAX — are targeting this growing enthusiasm.

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MBTA writes new ad policy to curb lawsuits

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.

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Disaster Response Network formed

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.

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Raising the Bar for Diesel Emission Standards

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.