02/19/2019

 


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  MCI delivers J4500s to Delaware Express

From Metro:

Delaware Express recently added four new MCI 2019 J4500 models outfitted to please passengers, drivers, and mechanics.

Delaware's newest J4500s feature a 56-passenger configuration with plush leather seating, power outlets, and Wi-Fi. Delaware has also added tray tables behind every upgraded leather seat because the company is testing ala carte box lunches on charters to upcoming auto and flower shows this year.


Delaware's newest J4500s feature a 56-passenger configuration with plush leather seating, power outlets, and Wi-Fi. Delaware has also added tray tables behind every upgraded leather seat because the company is testing ala carte box lunches on charters to upcoming auto and flower shows this year.

The coaches also come equipped with Detroit Diesel engines, preferred by Delaware for telematics capabilities used to signal maintenance requirements such as DPF regeneration notifications and more. A 360-degree camera system and MCI's ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) from Bendix Fusion were also part of the order.

Bendix Fusion is a next-generation collision mitigation system that integrates a forward-facing camera with vehicle recognition software to detect moving and stationary objects. The system offers lane departure warnings and traffic sign recognition that all together helps the driver process speed limits and road obstacles.

Delaware Express customers also prize legroom and comfort. With a roster of clients that range from professional teams in nearly every sport including Philadelphia Union Soccer to the athletic department at the University of Delaware, the operation orders its coaches with the roomiest seat configurations. To better manage relationships and schedules with athletic clients, teams are often........   READ MORE >

 
   Big Blue Bus making real-time signs, lighting, and Wi-Fi upgrades

Santa Monica, California's Big Blue Bus (BBB) announced the retrofit of 190 high-volume bus stops with solar-powered real-time signs and LED lights. The advancements are underway and expected to be completed by mid-2019.

Also, BBB customers can now access free Wi-Fi onboard 19 of its newest 40-foot buses. BBB plans to retrofit additional buses and moving forward, Wi-Fi will be standard on all new buses.

"Through our community engagement efforts, our customers helped us prioritize investments, which included Wi-Fi, improved bus stop safety through lighting and the addition of real-time information," said Ed King, director, transit services. "In revamping the 190 high-volume stops, we aim to enhance the customer experience by taking the guesswork out of riding transit. The new additions combined with existing real-time signs means that 76 percent of all Big Blue Bus customers will soon have access to bus arrival information."


Santa Monica, California's Big Blue Bus (BBB) announced the retrofit of 190 high-volume bus stops with solar-powered real-time signs and LED lights. The advancements are underway and expected to be completed by mid-2019.

The solar-powered real-time signs with LED lights will be installed at 166 City of Los Angeles bus stops and 10 City of Santa Monica large bus shelters. Additionally, solar-powered LED lights will be added to 14 small bus shelters in Santa Monica. In total, these stops average 26,908 daily pick-ups  -  each weekday, improving the bus stop experience for 61% of all customers systemwide.

More than 500 BBB customers participated in an online survey that enabled them to vote for upgrades at their preferred bus stop locations. Customers provided substantial feedback on safety and performance. In addressing an essential need for improved safety, reliability of information, and convenience in BBB's service area, customers can look forward to........    READ MORE >

 
  Montana District Proposes Seat Belts on School Buses

From KPAX - Missoula and Western Montana:

MISSOULA, Mont. - A school district here has proposed a plan to have seat belts installed on all new school buses, KPAX reports.

Mark Thane, the superintendent for Missoula County Public Schools, told the school board this week that the district plans to ask its contractor, Beach Transportation, to install seat belt and harness systems on all new buses as it begins negotiations for a new multi-year contract, according to the news source. Thane added that the district will ask the company to install seat belts on new buses this summer, and begin retrofitting a total of 42 buses that are 2010 and later models.

Thane told KPAX that it costs about $10,000 to retrofit an older bus with seat belts, and that the district will ask Beach Transportation to assign the older, retrofitted bus models to local, slow-speed routes.

The district begins contract negotiations later this month, and plans to purchase the seat belts by asking voters to re-approve an existing transportation levy, according to the news source....   READ MORE ON MONTANA SITE >

MISSOULA, Mont. - A school district here has proposed a plan to have seat belts installed on all new school buses, KPAX reports.

Missoula (Mont.) County Public Schools plans to ask its contractor to install seat belts on all new school buses starting this summer.
Photo courtesy Des Moines (Iowa) Public Schools

 



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