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Xcelsior gives a spirited ride

Xcelsior is more than a name at New Flyer. The company believes the tag encapsulates its spirit of continuous improvement, seeing this new 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid vehicle as the next step in the customer-centric evolution of transit buses.

IndyGo puts Indianapolis in forward drive

IndyGo is the face of public transit in the communities of Indianapolis, IN. The Public Transportation Corporation serves the metropolitan area with 29 fixed routes, three commuter

Transit has a role in emergency evacuations

During hurricanes, tornados or other catastrophic events, often the first sight evacuees see is a fleet of motorcoaches prepared to transport them to safety. Motorcoach companies have become a natural component in safe and reliable evacuation services.

Las Vegas regional transit hits the jackpot with Deuce and ACE

Between the bright neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip and the breathtaking views of Red Rock Canyon, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has a lot of competition.

Efficiency grows from the ground up

The Proterra battery-dominant alternative-fuel transit bus represents a giant step toward the objective to replace standard diesel-electric hybrid combinations.

TSP makes The T run faster

When Fort Worth Transit Authority, better known as The T, sought public input during the development of its long-range strategic plan in 2005, our citizens told us they wanted faster public transportation that is more regional and includes more rail.

Transit financing trapped in a house of cards

The best laid schemes of mice and men gang oft agley — an old refrain among transit administrators caught in the backlash of an economy run amok. Little did they know their creative financing five years back would eventually become ensnared in the current mortgage-lending debacle.

Hackers discover flaws in smart cards

“Hacking into a smart card system or counterfeiting access cards is not easy, not everyone is an MIT student. The equipment may be cheap, but this process involves a high level of expertise… It is just not that simple.”

MTA New York City buses serve as organ donors

MTA New York City Transit has consigned its older transit buses as organ donors to prolong the lives of other buses. As MTA Bus currently takes delivery of the first of 850 Orion Vll Hybrid-Electric buses, a similar number of older Orion and RTS buses hit the dust.