3/20/2018

 





  ABA Partners with Busing on the Lookout to Combat Human Trafficking

ABA is proud to announce its partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking's program Busing on the Lookout to combat human trafficking.

"Human trafficking is a disgrace on American roadways that needs to be eradicated," said ABA President & CEO Peter Pantuso. "Many of our members already participate in human trafficking awareness training for their employees. We look forward to participating in the collective effort with Busing on the Lookout.


ABA is proud to announce its partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking's program Busing on the Lookout to combat human trafficking.

Busing on the Lookout's mission is to educate and equip all members of the busing industry with the information necessary to enable them to fight human trafficking as part of their everyday jobs. Around the world it is estimated that more than 40 million people are enslaved today. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands.

Bus drivers are already making a difference in fighting this crime. A number of them have already recognized things that didn't seem right with passengers they've been transporting. Their calls to law enforcement have resulted in successful victim recovery.

"Recognizing that through their sheer numbers, extensive travels, and the nature of their jobs, members of the bus industry could provide an extra set of eyes and ears for law enforcement in recovering victims and arresting traffickers, we are seeking to get everyone....   READ MORE >

 

  Syncromatics, Enplug to showcase digital signage at DSE 2018

From Metro:

Enplug and Syncromatics are modernizing mass transit systems with innovative digital signage technology, which will be showcased at Enplug's Booth at the Digital Signage Expo from March 27 to 29 in Las Vegas.

Transit authorities around the country are installing digital displays on buses and in bus shelters to provide real-time information to passengers.

Enplug and Syncromatics are modernizing mass transit systems with innovative digital signage technology, which will be showcased at Enplug's Booth at the Digital Signage Expo from March 27 to 29 in Las Vegas.

These displays show live information from different sources with bus arrival times, service alerts, and more to provide a crucial communication channel for improving the transit user experience.

Recently, Anaheim Resort Transportation in Southern California implemented a new digital signage system. Multimedia infotainment screens on 80 buses provide real-time information and advertising to guests visiting Disneyland and other area attractions. The content changes automatically based on where each bus is along its route through an integration with.........   READ MORE >

 
 
 
 
 
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  New York Association Calls for School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Use to Nab Illegal Passers

From School Bus Fleet:

ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) is calling on the state Legislature to authorize stop-arm cameras to enforce state law, which prohibits motorists from passing stopped school buses.

As presented by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the 2018-19 executive budget proposal (A9506/S7506 at Part C) provides for this authorization, and for the collection of fines based on images collected by stop-arm cameras. Additionally, as SBF previously reported, Cuomo said in January that this year he will work to increase the state's fines for stop-arm running in an effort to enhance student safety.

NYAPT has urged senators and assembly members to support inclusion of the stop-arm cameras when they adopt a final state budget. SBF previously reported that bills S518/A321 would allow images collected on stop-arm cameras to be used in issuing summonses to motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses. These bills are currently under review by the transportation committee.

The NYAPT submitted a letter to all members of the Legislature, which is published below:


The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) is calling on the state Legislature to authorize stop-arm cameras to enforce state law, which prohibits motorists from passing stopped school buses.
 

"Every day in our state, motorists illegally pass stopped school buses which have their red lights flashing some 50,000 times. Each time this occurs, those motorists are placing the children riding our school buses (some 2.3 million) at risk of injury or even death.

"Yet enforcement of the law (Section 1174 of the Vehicle & Traffic Law) remains limited. The reality is that police officers cannot follow every school bus and our school bus drivers cannot document instances of illegal passing while they are driving our children.

"The technology has arrived - and is in use in some 16 states in the nation  -  that utilizes stop-arm cameras......  READ MORE >

 


 

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