06/26/2018

 




Master's Transportation

  California's NCTD completes pass program, gears up for electric buses

From Metro:

On June 30, North County Transit District (NCTD) will complete a reduced fare program for students geared towards lowering carbon emissions in northern San Diego County. The program resulted in over 21,500 discounted NCTD passes being purchased by students at multiple schools in North County.

Funds for this program were made possible by the California Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP). The program lowered the regularly priced $59 SPRINTER/BREEZE monthly pass by $25 per student.


Funds for this program were made possible by the California Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP). The program lowered the regularly priced $59 SPRINTER/BREEZE monthly pass by $25 per student; the final price of the pass varied based on additional discounts, including subsidies from some schools. The fare subsidy from LCTOP helped maintain SPRINTER ridership, as ridership was declining for BREEZE operations.

.The final price of the pass varied based on additional discounts, including subsidies from some schools. The fare subsidy from LCTOP helped maintain SPRINTER ridership, as ridership was declining for BREEZE operations.

"Getting students out of cars and onto transit is not just a benefit to our congested roads here in North County, but also a contribution to having cleaner air in this beautiful region," said Matthew Tucker, NCTD's executive director..........   READ MORE >...

 

 
  Freightliner delivers its 50,000th chassis to UPS


From Bus & Motorcoach News:

"This is a momentous and special day for (Freightliner), one that is the culmination of an incredible amount of teamwork, dedication and effort on the part of a lot of people over the past 20-plus years," said Freightliner Custom Chassis President Jeff Sather.

 

"This is a momentous and special day for (Freightliner), one that is the culmination of an incredible amount of teamwork, dedication and effort on the part of a lot of people over the past 20-plus years," said Freightliner Custom Chassis President Jeff Sather.

"This is also a day that certainly wouldn't be possible without UPS, a customer who views us as much more than just a vendor - but rather as a valued, strategic partner, as they have for more than two decades."

Freightliner began its partnership with UPS in 1996, delivering more than 600 units of its MT-45 chassis that first year. It has delivered more than 1,000 chassis in a year to UPS 13 times since 1996, with a peak of more than 6,000 in 2015........... READ MORE >

 
  New Jersey District to Require Lap-Shoulder Belts After Fatal Crash

From School Bus Fleet:

PARAMUS, N.J. - A school district here that had a school bus involved in a fatal crash in May is now planning to require lap-shoulder belts instead of lap-only belts on its school buses.

The Paramus Public Schools' Board of Education voted on Monday to add three-point belts to an order of four buses it plans to purchase, at an additional cost of $5,300 a bus, according to NorthJersey.com.

The board also plans to gather estimates to retrofit its bus fleet with lap-shoulder belts. The board president said at the meeting that every new bus that the district buys will have three-point belts, according to the news source.

The New Jersey School Boards Association told NorthJersey.com that the school district is likely the first to require the belts on its buses, going beyond state regulations. (New Jersey law requires lap-only belts, and the bus in the deadly crash on May 17 was reportedly equipped with lap-only belts.)


The New Jersey School Boards Association told NorthJersey.com that the school district is likely the first to require the belts on its buses, going beyond state regulations. (New Jersey law requires lap-only belts, and the bus in the deadly crash on May 17 was reportedly equipped with lap-only belts.)

A student and a teacher were killed in the crash, and all 45 passengers aboard were injured, some seriously. The school bus driver who was involved in the crash, Hudy Muldrow Sr., has been charged with two counts of reckless vehicular homicide/death by auto.

The board of education's vote comes as the state Assembly reviews Assembly Bill No. 4110, which would require three-point seat belts on all school buses. The bill passed the Assembly's Transportation Committee on Monday. Assemblywoman Lisa Swain told the news source that in the wake of the crash "it is clear that our school bus safety standards must change."   READ MORE > 

 



 

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