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City of Porterville Expands on Successful Zero-Emission Micro-Transit Program

In the spirit of sustainable community transit, the City of Porterville, California, added 12 all-electric micro-transit vans to its fleet in January.  The decision to embrace sustainable micro-transit resulted from an internal analysis at the Porterville Transit System. First, the agency wanted to replace low-performing fixed routes with routes focused on improved mobility and a […]

Transit Authorities to Launch Major New Initiatives in Coming Years

As the Biden administration begins to address climate change, transit authorities throughout the country will benefit from funding. Clean air is a major component of sustainability, so increased funding will flow to public transit authorities in an effort to reduce the number of automobiles on roadways. Major initiatives at the local levels of government will […]

Suffolk County navigates crisis through safety and service

As home to one of the largest school bus fleets in the industry with a public transit division (Suffolk Bus Corp.) offering service to upwards of 1.5 million county residents, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc. is committed to providing safe and reliable transportation throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.  In the past 50 years, Suffolk Transportation […]

Fresno adopts sign-in terminals for distancing, communication, and efficiency

When COVID-19 struck public transportation systems nationwide, “social distancing” became a paramount concern for an industry which had never really considered the practice. But the City of Fresno’s transit department – consisting of 17-fixed routes provided by more than 100 vehicles and 279 drivers – was already on its way toward implementing an ideal solution […]

HSR re-envisions its services with real-time passenger information

Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), public transit provider for Hamilton, Ontario, since 1874, launched their new HSRnow mobile app in early September. The mobile app is the latest product in a suite of trip planning tools for HSR customers, enabling access to real-time information using the channel of their choice. HSR’s fleet includes 267 buses and […]

Proterra Unveils Proterra ZX5 Next-Generation Battery-Electric Transit Vehicle

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle, the Proterra ZX5™ electric bus. The ZX5 bus, Proterra’s fifth generation battery-electric transit vehicle, features a new streamlined vehicle design and maximizes the amount of energy that can be stored onboard the vehicle to increase power and range. The 40-foot […]

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 […]

Mid-Life Rehabilitation Long Beach Transit Project is Near Completion of Phase One

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is at the midway point of a project with Long Beach Transit (LBT) to perform a mid-life rehabilitation on (72) 2012, 2013, 2015 Gillig buses. The project includes a cosmetic rehabilitation and engine replacement. The 40-foot-long buses are being repowered with the new Cummins L9N CNG “Near Zero” engines. The newer […]

Responding to the new normal in the transit industry

As various industries do their part to support social distancing measures, the “new normal” way of operating has posed challenges, and driven innovation. The transit industry is no exception, and as transit operators have continued to play a key role in supporting essential services and providing transport for those who need it, they have also […]

Designed for paratransit, Suffolk County Transit makes notable difference in peak-hour dispatching

The fundamental job of fixed-route and paratransit services are the same: get passengers from point A to B in the shortest amount of time. There are other similarities but, right now, it’s the differences that matter. Paratransit already uses different scheduling software because they don’t travel along a fixed route; they are often door-to-door. So, […]