The new agency grows quickly to meet demand in Big Horn County By Oliver Hill Considering the high unemployment and poverty levels in the very rural Crow Nation, we badly needed a transit system. The subject had been under discussion for more than four years. The first two Crow Nation Transit minibuses began transporting passengers […]
FAAC driver simulators improve performance and lower incident rates by David Hubbard FAAC entered the transit industry the day MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) recruited the company to adapt its simulator training concepts to train urban bus operators. The high degree of interactivity of the computer-generated imagery (CGI) intrigued the Department of Buses Safety […]
Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ, has taken the guess work out of arrival times for its buses and light rail. The agency is installing new NextRide signs at each of its 7,465 bus stops and light rail stations through January 2012. The Valley Metro Customer Service says its call center receives more than 8,000 calls per […]
Mass transit market Austin Mohawk, a long-time shelter manufacturer based in Utica, NY, prides itself on what it calls its deep bench of structural engineers. Austin Mohawk President John Millet says it surprises his team to see requests from mass transit organizations include very thorough specifications of the shelter product but make no mention of […]
Instability in the Middle East this spring has had an obvious affect on fuel prices in North America — similar to what was experienced three years ago in the summer of 2008. With the cost of a barrel of oil nearing the $110 mark and a gallon of diesel now over four dollars, public transit agencies and private motorcoach owners are dealing with rising fuel costs and the influx of new riders.