11/28/2017

 

 





  Albuquerque BRT receives rare 'Gold Standard' recognition

From Metro:  Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) is the first-ever, bus rapid transit system in the U.S. to receive the coveted Gold Standard from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) the highest internationally recognized standard for BRT systems.

The ITDP uses its Bus Rapid Transit Standard to evaluate BRT corridors worldwide. This is based on different, commonly-shared criteria that recognizes BRT systems with either Bronze, Silver or Gold rankings. The ART system is now the only recognized Gold Standard-rated BRT system in the U.S.

According to the ITDP, the BRT Standard evaluates BRT corridors with a wide range of metrics to establish what BRT basics are. Particularly high-quality corridors are then recognized with either Bronze, Silver or Gold Rankings.

Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) is the first-ever, bus rapid transit system in the U.S. to receive the coveted Gold Standard from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) the highest internationally recognized standard for BRT systems.

Albuquerque Rapid Transit, as well as other BRT systems around the world, were graded in 30 different categories with up to 100 points possible. For instance, some of the criteria...........  READ MORE >

 

  Greater Richmond Transit Co. honors Rosa Parks

On the anniversary of an historic Civil Rights movement, Greater Richmond Transit Co. (GRTC) will pay special tribute to Rosa Parks on Friday, Dec.1.

Parks is most well-known for her act of defiance on a Montgomery, Ala. bus on December 1, 1955 that changed the course of history. On that date, Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. She was arrested and fined. Four days later, in response to Parks’ arrest, a year-long bus boycott began. It ended when the Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public transportation was illegal.


On the anniversary of an historic Civil Rights movement, Greater Richmond Transit Co. (GRTC) will pay special tribute to Rosa Parks on Friday, Dec.1.

Parks, the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” will be honored by GRTC in a fitting tribute by reserving the first passenger seat on every GRTC bus on the anniversary, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

Each of these seats will have a commemorative sign displayed on them, honoring both Parks’ legacy and her dedication to the Civil Rights Movement. Operators will keep bus headlights on all day to represent her light, and the bus electronic header signs will rotate with a special message honoring Rosa Parks.   READ MORE >

 
 
 
 
 
  National Express Donates Turkeys to Local Food Pantry


LISLE, Ill. - Student transportation provider National Express LLC donated more than 50 turkeys and a monetary contribution to the Lisle Township Food Pantry.

From School Bus Fleet:

LISLE, Ill. - Student transportation provider National Express LLC donated more than 50 turkeys and a monetary contribution to the Lisle Township Food Pantry.

"We are thrilled that National Express is providing such a significant donation," Mary Jo Mullen, Lisle Township supervisor. "Their generosity will help Lisle Township’s residents in need enjoy a holiday meal."

The donation ties in with National Express’ ongoing efforts to give back to communities, especially during the holidays. The company’s locations across North America partner with school districts and cities to help community members through charitable acts such as food and clothing donations and toy drives.

"Our National Express family takes pride in partnering with organizations that help families that are in need during the holiday season and throughout the year," said Matthew Ashley, president and CEO of National Express LLC. "Whether it is here in Lisle or in the 39 states in which we operate, I am proud to have such a wonderful and caring team of people making a difference every day in all that they do."   READ MORE >

 


 

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