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ARBOC Specialty Vehicles to offer Polser USA’s antimicrobial interior sidewalls

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, announced that it will be the first to include antimicrobial sidewall paneling from Polser USA for the interiors of its buses. With downtime for sanitation as a significant concern for transit bus organizations, this safety upgrade […]

King County Metro Transit awards Connectpoint® five-year digital signage contract

Connectpoint®, a leading provider of ePaper technology-based real-time passenger information to the U.S. transportation industry, has been awarded a five-year contract by  King County Metro Transit in Seattle, WA, to provide hundreds of “smart city” digital signs for the agency’s RapidRide stations and transit centers—including Connectpoint’s latest 42” Digital Bus Stop®. Connectpoint’s cloud-based management system, […]

HDR promotes two to client-focused transportation leadership roles

HDR has promoted two industry leaders to new roles assisting clients with custom solutions and connecting them with the diversified, global expertise to help achieve their infrastructure goals. Christopher LaTuso, P.E., is taking on a dual role as director of our global Transportation Infrastructure Advisory Services practice and East Region transportation market development director. LaTuso […]

Vix Technology expands DART electronic fare collection system to Streetcar

Vix Technology, a global provider of transport ticketing solutions, has expanded Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) GoPass® Tap automated fare collection (AFC) platform to now include the Dallas Streetcar, offering passengers a better customer journey. Already deployed on bus and light rail services across the city—one of the U.S’s most populous and fastest-growing—the system expansion […]

CAT promotes Stearns to chief administrative officer

Chatham Area Transit announces the promotion of David Stearns to Chief Administrative Officer. Stearns, a licensed attorney, joined CAT in 2018 as the procurement manager before being promoted to procurement, contracts & compliance manager. As CAO, Stearns provides leadership and oversight over administrative functions and activities such as CAT’s compliance and ethics programs, legal services, […]

Paul Comfort pens new children’s book on public transportation

A new children’s picture book “Public Transportation – From the Tom Thumb Railroad to Hyperloop and Beyond” written by transit industry leader and top podcast host, Paul Comfort and illustrated by Sudeep KP is being released October 1, 2020. Inside the wonderful world of Public Transportation – Children discover its history, how public transportation has […]

QUANTUM Enhances Passenger Accessibility

Green Bay Metro partnered with Q’STRAINT to install the QUANTUM automatic wheelchair securement station on their buses. We later discussed with Green Bay Metro directors and mobility passengers to hear their thoughts on the QUANTUM. WATCH: GREEN BAY METRO ON THE QUANTUM “When I saw the QUANTUM I liked it. I like innovative things. I […]

UV-C is an Essential Disinfection Strategy for Transportation During COVID-19

By Kevin Lorcheim Transportation providers are seeing the world in a different way since the SARS-CoV-2 virus started affecting our lives.  While germaphobes have been planning for this for a while, the rest of us are now looking at every handrail, doorknob, public space, and human being as a potential vector for infection.  While some […]

Prairie Hills Transit pioneers with LiquidSpring

Barb Cline founded the service now known as Prairie Hill Transit in 1989 while working as the director of a nutrition program for senior citizens in Spearfish, South Dakota. While delivering meals, she would often hear from seniors who said they would travel to a central dining location if they only had transportation. Operating with […]

SolTrans optimizes services with Avail enterprise transit management solutions

With the aid of Avail Technologies, Solano County Transit manages its operations efficiently and effectively By Richard Tackett Solano County Transit (SolTrans) serves California’s southern Solano County, providing nearly 1.5 million annual trips via fixed-route, paratransit, and subsidized ride-sharing services. For the SolTrans staff handling that trip volume – while spread across two administrative buildings […]