2/20/2018

 






  Moving to the Cloud to Improve Agency Efficiency, Customer Experience

From Metro:

In its 2017 Transit Survey, transit communication systems developer ETA Transit found that 75% of North American transit agencies’ ITS solutions are still housed on a local server and that 85% have considered migrating to a cloud-hosted service.

The reasons agencies are finding cloud-based systems more appealing are many, but chief among them is the high cost associated with maintaining their current server systems and the ability to continually make upgrades to the system to keep up-to-date with all the latest features and solutions ITS providers can offer.

An even bigger reason, though, is the growing trend to integrate public transportation with other modes of transportation, using open application program interfaces.

In its 2017 Transit Survey, transit communication systems developer ETA Transit found that 75% of North American transit agencies’ ITS solutions are still housed on a local server and that 85% have considered migrating to a cloud-hosted service.

So, users can more easily plan complete trips that may only use public transportation for part of their trip, as well provide more accurate real-time vehicle information on the agency’s website, smartphone, or signage.

METRO took a look at some of the latest ways tech providers are integrating more options to help transit agencies take advantage of cloud-based open architecture to improve their offerings to passengers and improve..............  READ MORE >

 

  Martinez confirmed to lead FMCSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - NJ Advance Media reports that the Senate confirmed former New Jersey Motor Vehicle Chairman Commission Chairman Raymond Martinez as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Martinez previously was commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and chairman of the Governor's Traffic Safety Commission. He also worked in various roles in the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations.

As the country's top commercial motor vehicle regulator, Administrator Martinez will oversee a multitude of issues.

NJ Advance Media reports that the Senate confirmed former New Jersey Motor Vehicle Chairman Commission Chairman Raymond Martinez as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

"Congratulations to Administrator Martinez, who comes into this position with an impressive transportation background," said American Bus Association President/CEO Peter Pantuso, CTIS, in a statement. “Representing the safest mode of surface transportation providing more than 600 million passenger trips, the American Bus Association looks forward to working closely with him to develop policies that will provide for a safe and efficient national transportation system that addresses interconnectivity to meet..................   READ MORE >

 
 
 
 
 
  Something Old Something New...
 

Getting to school in 1948.

A school bus and safety signs from a photo believed to be taken in 1948 Montana.

Picture submitted by:
Clarence Hoza

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  Navistar Honors Key Suppliers With 'Diamond Supplier' Status

From School Bus Fleet:

LISLE, Ill. - IC Bus parent company Navistar recognized 32 top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Award this week.

 

LISLE, Ill. - IC Bus parent company Navistar recognized 32 top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Award this week.

Navistar said that the select group, which represents the top 2% of the company's supply base, exceeded performance expectations for quality, delivery, technology, and cost.  "We are delighted to acknowledge our best suppliers with the elite Diamond Supplier Award," said David McKean, vice president of procurement and logistics for Navistar. "The suppliers earning top honors this year demonstrated an unwavering commitment to quality, delivered customer value, and partnered with us on cost-effective, innovative solutions."

From freight and engineering services to defense, electronics, powertrain components, advanced safety, and brake systems, the Diamond Supplier Award recognizes suppliers from around the world. Navistar noted that the recipients include businesses owned and operated by women, minorities, and veterans.  "Navistar experienced a breakthrough year in 2017 as we returned to profitability and, in large part, it was through positive supplier relationships [that] help us bring new, customer-centric innovations to market," McKean added.

This year's Diamond Supplier Award recipients include........  READ MORE >

 


 

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