1/23/2018

 







  N.Y. MTA launches all-electric bus pilot program

From Metro:

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the start of a three-year pilot program for 10 all-electric buses with the goal of reducing emissions and modernizing the MTA's bus fleet. Using lessons learned from the initial phase of the pilot, the MTA intends to order an additional 60 all-electric buses.

Timing of the larger order will be dictated by the buses' performance during the initial phase of the pilot.

The new zero-emission, all-electric buses support environmental sustainability, are quieter than traditional buses, and will feature amenities such as Wi-Fi and USB ports to enhance customer experience.

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the start of a three-year pilot program for 10 all-electric buses with the goal of reducing emissions and modernizing the MTA's bus fleet. Using lessons learned from the initial phase of the pilot, the MTA intends to order an additional 60 all-electric buses.

After a study of best practices from systems across the U.S. and around the world, the MTA identified two vendors to manufacture a total of ten all-electric buses.The first of those vendors, Proterra, was selected to provide five over-night charging electric buses which will be operated on routes including the B32 in Brooklyn and Queens. The second vendor, New Flyer, will provide five buses that will be operated on the M42 and M50 routes in midtown Manhattan. All of the new electric buses will feature customer amenities such as Wi-Fi and USB ports that will enhance the customer experience.

The three-year lease for the Proterra buses includes six depot charging stations, which will be installed in the Grand Avenue Depot in Maspeth, Queens, where the buses will be recharged overnight or mid-day. The first leg of the pilot will also....................  READ MORE >

 

  IMG releases 2018 Travel Resource Guide

From IMG:

The International Motorcoach Group (IMG) released its 2018 Travel Resource Guide - an industry planning tool that is essential to all travel and meeting planners.

"At trade shows, customer visits and in conversation with individuals we hear how valuable this publication is. We know that this publication is not only useful but brings value and opportunities to IMG member companies" said Bronwyn Wilson, president, IMG.

With an easy to use layout and information important in the planning process, such as facility locations, vehicle types and sizes, and the key contacts..........  READ MORE >


The International Motorcoach Group (IMG) released its 2018 Travel Resource Guide - an industry planning tool that is essential to all travel and meeting planners.
 

 
 
 
 
 
  Ohio District Launches Student Ridership Tracking System

 

From School Bus Fleet:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A school district here debuted a tool to help keep track of student transportation last week.

Youngstown City School District launched fleet management technology supplier Zonar's Z Pass, a system that tracks when each student enters and exits a school bus, on Wednesday, WKBN reports.

 

Youngstown City School District launched fleet management technology supplier Zonar's Z Pass, a system that tracks when each student enters and exits a school bus, on Wednesday, WKBN reports.

To use Z Pass, each student receives a key card to wear in a lanyard around his or her neck. Every time they get on or off the school bus, they scan the card across a Z Pass card reader. That records the time, date, and location of the student's entrance and exit.

"This is another layer of safety and security for our students," said Colleen Murphy-Penk, the district's chief of transportation. "We - as well as parents - will be able to see when and where a student boards or gets off of the school bus."

In cases of emergency, the system will enable the transportation department to locate passengers quickly. The system also will enable the department to analyze ridership data, Murphy-Penk added.

The Z Pass is the latest technological advancement to be deployed this year in the transportation department to help parents, according to a news release from the.......  READ MORE >

   
 


 

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