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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – On a Mission to Inspire, Educate and Illuminate!

Since the dawn of America’s space program, to the present-day renaissance of both public and private space exploration, today’s modern Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has a long and storied history of innovation, advanced-technology and humanity’s passion to travel beyond our own planet. An iconic destination where visitors can get up close and personal to […]

San Diego MTS supplements paratransit with taxis

Increasingly, agencies are augmenting paratransit rides with non-dedicated providers — balancing demand and services, containing costs, and increasing access for riders, according to Jeff Zarr, senior consultant of demand response at Trapeze Group. The benefits are multifold: utilizing services like taxi companies and transportation network companies (TNCs) can often be less expensive than extending dedicated […]

Zero-Emission Buses, HVAC and the future of passenger comfort

By Steve D. Johnson, Sr. In an article published in this publication two years ago, we focused on zero-emission buses and HVAC efficiency. Systems had to become more energy efficient for power management and conservation. HVAC suppliers have embraced the challenge and the next-generation HVAC systems now being developed and introduced will be more efficient. In last […]

Austin Purchases Four Proterra Battery-Electric Buses

Capital Metro takes major step toward all-electric fleet with four Proterra 40-foot Catalyst® E2 buses Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced that Capital Metro in Austin, Texas will purchase four 40-foot Catalyst E2 buses and four 60 kW Proterra charging systems. Capital Metro joins a growing list of agencies implementing battery-electric […]

Transdev Awarded Contract to Operate Fairfax Connector Bus System

Fairfax County in Fairfax, Virginia has awarded Transdev a five-year contract, plus 10 option years, to operate its fixed-route bus service known as “The Fairfax Connector.” The base amount of the contract (start-up and first five years) is approximately $443 million. Transdev will provide operations and maintenance services transporting some 30,000 passengers each day across 89 routes […]

ABA Foundation Report Shows Steady Motorcoach Manufacturing Sales for Q1 2019

On April 29 the American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) released the first quarter 2019 Motorcoach Builder Survey. Based on surveys of the major motorcoach manufacturers that sell vehicles in the United States and Canada, motorcoach sales from the participating manufacturers in the first quarter of 2019 were 632 units sold (409 new vehicles and 223 […]

How cities can make public transit more convenient than your car

  By Alex Gibson Climate change continues to be top of mind for cities, and across the country city leaders are tirelessly trying to figure out how to get cars off the road and reduce carbon emissions. Revamping public transportation can be the best strategy forward, but most cities approach it the wrong way, spending […]

Annual international mobility summit to discuss multimodal ecosystems at 2019 conference

The annual Movin’On Summit will be held in Montréal from June 4 to June 6 By Skylar Griego For many people, summer is the ideal time for traveling. Be it by bus, train or plane, the warmest season is full of eager travelers ready to take advantage of the mobility offered by today’s modern transportation […]

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Advances Along Florida’s Gulf Coast

Development of a 41-mile bus rapid transit project connecting three counties along Florida’s Gulf Coast took another major step forward today when the governing board of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) selected WSP USA to conduct a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study. Bus rapid transit (BRT) is high-quality bus-based transit designed […]

GTT’s smart mobility project in Montreal wins 2019 innovation award from AQTr

The project connects more than 2,700 intersections and 1,900 vehicles to provide centralized priority and vehicle movement control to the city One of the largest smart mobility projects in Global Traffic Technologies’ (GTT) history was named the 2019 Innovation award winner by the Quebec Transportation Association (AQTr) earlier this month. The project provides a centralized […]