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Saskatoon Transit undergoes a culture change, while automating, optimizing its payroll process

It is no surprise that transit agencies are constantly evaluating where they can shift from manual to automated processes,saving time, money and ultimately improving their transit service for a better customer experience. But what happens when you have implemented a technology but do not stay up-to-date on upgrades, leverage new features, or teach new staff […]

Vericom sets the standard for brake-system testing

By Richard Tackett with reporting by David Hubbard Vericom LLC has been providing precise, easy-to-use engineering test systems for 35 years.  In 1984, Roger McCumber, along with fellow ‘hot rod’ and drag-racing enthusiasts, wanted to create a device to test the speeds of performance cars and motorcycles. That lead to the development of one of […]

JAUNT commuters CONNECT with low-floor buses by ARBOC

JAUNT commuters CONNECT with low-floor buses by ARBOC Since 1975, JAUNT has provided public transit services to the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the surrounding counties of Louisa, Buckingham, Nelson, Fluvanna and Albemarle. Today its fleet of 85 vehicles primarily provides demand-response service, as well as connector, circulator and express fixed-routes in certain locations. In […]

MCAT brings next-generation ITS to Florida coast

Partnering with Avail Technologies, Manatee County aims to compete technologically with the nation’s largest urban agencies The team at Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT), serving a total ridership of more than 2 million along Florida’s West Coast, prides itself on providing its passengers the same high-level of technology and transit access which is afforded to […]

Oahu’s TheBus and Trapeze develop headway management system

There is nothing worse than your passenger missing their bus due to poor headway spacing. They show up to the stop on time expecting a ride. But, because of bunching, they have no idea their bus has already come and gone or is too full for them to get on. It’s frustrating for them because […]

KCATA expands its Smart City with INFOtransit

The team at Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) considers the agency a leader in Smart City deployment — increasing operational efficiency by continuously rolling out technology and data-gathering tools on the cutting-edge of public transit. To that effect, KCATA has been hard at work on expanding MAX, the city’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. […]

First Transit Announces Shared Autonomous Vehicle Pilot with METRO Houston and TSU

First Transit announces a shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) pilot with METRO Houston and Texas Southern University (TSU). This is the eighth SAV initiative for First Transit and the first-of-its-kind in the region. METRO Houston is introducing the University District Circulator on the campus of TSU. An EasyMile SAV shuttle will travel on the Tiger Walk, […]

World Resource Center Publishes A Guiding Report on Implementing Electric Bus Systems

The World Resource Institute (WRI) Ross Center recently published a report about how to adopt electric bus systems in cities worldwide. According to WRI, the report utilizes in-depth case studies, clear steps, and illustrative adoption paths to provide not only a compelling vision of the future, but also a clear pathway to harnessing the air […]

New Flyer announces Robotic Research partnership to revolutionize public transit using autonomous bus technology

New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, today announced an exclusive partnership with Robotic Research, LLC (“Robotic Research”) to advance autonomous bus technology through developing and deploying advanced driver-assistance systems (“ADAS”) in heavy-duty transit bus applications. New Flyer, North America’s industry […]

New Flyer launches Autonomous Technology Program for buses

New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (collectively “New Flyer”), subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, today announced the launch of their Autonomous Technology Program. This program includes development and deployment of technology for Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (“ADAS”) and Automated Vehicles (“AV”), with a […]