10/23/2018

 


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  RIPTA leases 3 Proterra electric buses using VW funding


 

From Metro:

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is deploying three 40-foot Proterra Catalyst® E2 electric buses.

Rhode Island received $14.4 million in VW funding and chose to invest the bulk of it in clean transit, with the intent to replace approximately 20 retiring diesel buses with new, all-electric zero-emission vehicles. This deployment marks the first step toward achieving this goal.

The milestone represents one of the first deployments to use funding from the Volkswagen AG (VW) diesel emissions settlement.


Rhode Island received $14.4 million in VW funding and chose to invest the bulk of it in clean transit, with the intent to replace approximately 20 retiring diesel buses with new, all-electric zero-emission vehicles. This deployment marks the first step toward achieving this goal.

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is deploying three
40-foot Proterra Catalyst® E2 electric buses. Photo: Proterra

The lease program provides RIPTA with an opportunity to evaluate the combined economic, environmental and performance benefits of deploying all-electric buses. The buses will be tested extensively and staff will be trained in the maintenance and charging of the vehicles before they are put in service.

This deployment reinforces RIPTA's commitment to reducing emissions after nearly a decade of sustainable transit initiatives. In 2010, RIPTA began making substantial investments in cleaner vehicles, efficient facilities, green building initiatives and.......... READ MORE >

 
  DATTCO operator named Conn.'s Motorcoach Driver of the Year

DATTCO's veteran motorcoach operator, John Davis, was presented with Connecticut Bus Association's prestigious "Motorcoach Driver of the Year" Award. The award was presented during Connecticut Bus Association's annual dinner last month.

To be chosen as Connecticut's Motorcoach Driver of the Year, a driver must demonstrate safe driving with the highest standards in every facet of the profession. "To even be nominated for such an award, our drivers must also possess extraordinary performance standards, including unparalleled driving skills and personal conduct," explained Colin Johnson, VP, DATTCO's Coach & Tour Group.


DATTCO's veteran motorcoach operator, John Davis, was presented with Connecticut Bus Association's prestigious "Motorcoach Driver of the Year" Award. The award was presented during Connecticut Bus Association's annual dinner last month.

Davis' career as a motorcoach operator spans more than three decades and over three million miles driven. For the past 21 years he has worked as the official driver for the Hartford Wolfpack, the American Hockey League's team based in Hartford. He has driven every single one of their trips, every year since 1997............ READ MORE >

 
 
 
  Safe Fleet Reveals Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions
 

From School Bus Fleet News:

BELTON, Mo. - Safe Fleet will unveil its intelligent safety solutions at the upcoming National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) trade show in Kansas City, Missouri, on Oct. 30.

Safe Fleet will also exhibit its core school bus safety solutions, such as video surveillance, including the TH8, Seon's new 8-channel Hybrid HD DVR, as well as routing software, such as the new Seon Path Route Operations Software, stop arms, crossing gates, and roof hatches.

"We've been trying to tackle the critical issue of school bus perimeter safety as an industry for years," said Chris Akiyama, vice president of the school bus division at Safe Fleet. "Stop arms, crossing gates, and cameras have each helped to reduce the number of fatal injuries and improve safety, but to get the number of children killed in school transportation-related crashes over the next decade moving towards zero, we need to do more."

Safe Fleet will also exhibit its core school bus safety solutions, such as video surveillance, including the TH8, Seon's new 8-channel Hybrid HD DVR, as well as routing software, such as the new Seon Path Route Operations Software, stop arms, crossing gates, and roof hatches.

Akiyama added that Safe Fleet is "adding intelligence to existing traditional safety products as well as video, sensors, and means of notification to actively engage with the driver, students, and pedestrians when a potential hazard is identified." ....... READ MORE >

 



 

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