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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SEAT (SEAT SAFETY-PART TWO)

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Lap and shoulder belts aid maintenance By Roberto Montoya The need to provide greater protection for intercity and touring passengers has been a priority in recent years for the North American motorcoach industry. Years of analysis, testing and joint efforts between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and various representatives of the industry have […]

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SEAT (SEAT SAFETY-PART TWO)

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The science of the three-point seat belt By Jürgen Mill Since the majority of new over-the-road buses will need FMVSS 210-compliant three-point-safety belts, it’s important to note that they are perhaps the greatest single device in making transportation safer. When the first three-point seat belts became mandatory for motorcoaches in many European countries about 25 […]

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INTERNATIONAL REPORT

Volvo launches all-electric bus  Chinese manufacturers have made the greatest progress in developing and introducing full size all-electric transit buses, capable of all-day operation. In Europe, the major manufacturers have been slower to go down the all-electric route. The main manufacturers make their own diesel engines, often shared with much higher truck volumes, and understandably […]

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TRANS IT

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Setting performance targets for key indicators By Mary Sue O’Melia You have decided on key performance indicators (KPI), identified data sources and started collecting data. You can now monitor if you are getting better or worse relative to prior periods. But how do you know if you are good and getting better or are just […]

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The right tool for the job – paratransit diversification

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A diversified fleet helps ensure that all services are not only rendered, but done so efficiently.

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How reliable is your service?

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When a customer waits at a bus stop, what is their expectation of when the bus will arrive?

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Choosing the right in-vehicle surveillance system

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Mobile technology is taking video surveillance to new frontiers, and challenging professional applications are demanding new technology requirements, from enhanced durability, to wireless connectivity and improved onboard power management.

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Why do we need maintenance intelligence?

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Bus purchases make up the majority of all capital costs for the average transit agency.

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Official BUSRide Road Test: Champion Bus LF Transport

The Equalizer Ramp® creates a flat entrance “bridge” into the 102-inch-wide flat passenger area, resulting in easier and faster loading for all passengers.

Access and dignity FOR ALL

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Total Transit evolves virtual Dial-a-Ride service

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Total Transit has been providing transportation services throughout the Southwest for 30 years.

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