09/10/2019

 


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  Motorcoach is greenest mode of transportation, ABA report finds


  From Metro:

Motorcoach travel remains the greenest mode of transportation, according to the American Bus Association Foundation's recently updated environmental study of different modes of transportation.

The study compared motorcoach travel to travel by private automobiles, heavy urban rail, light rail, commuter rail, intercity rail, domestic air travel, urban transit bus, electric trolley bus, ferry boat, vanpool, demand-response, and transportation network companies (TNCs). For all modes both energy use and emissions are expressed in terms of units per passenger mile operated. The metrics used for energy intensity are passenger miles per diesel-equivalent gallon (pass-mi/DEG) and Btu per passenger mile (Btu/pass-mi).

Motorcoaches on average used 493 Btu/pass-mi and produced 37 g/pass-mi of carbon dioxide. On average, motorcoaches use the least amount of energy and produce the lowest carbon dioxide emissions per passenger mile of any of the transportation modes analyzed.


Motorcoaches on average used 493 Btu/pass-mi and produced 37 g/pass-mi of carbon dioxide. On average, motorcoaches use the least amount of energy and produce the lowest carbon dioxide emissions per passenger mile of any of the transportation modes analyzed.

The most energy- and carbon dioxide-intensive mode is demand-response at an average of 15,281 Btu/pass-mi and 1,101 g CO2/pass-mi. Vanpools on average produce two-and-a-half times as much carbon dioxide per passenger mile as motorcoaches, commuter rail produces more than four-and-a-half times as much, two-person car pools produce more than four-and-a-half times as much, and single commuters produce more than seven times as much.

On average TNCs are slightly less energy efficient than single commuting, using 5,029 Btu/pass-mi and emitting 374 g CO2/pass-mi. This is because, on average, TNCs only generate 0.95 passenger miles per vehicle-mile-driven, compared to one passenger mile per vehicle-mile for single commuting. TNCs carry an average of 1.5 passengers per trip (not including the driver), but for every 5.2 miles driven with passengers, the driver travels three miles empty, either waiting or driving from the last.............   READ MORE >

  DOT permanently bans drivers convicted of trafficking

  
Drivers convicted of human trafficking will be permanently banned from operating commercial motor vehicles under a final rule announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.


From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Drivers convicted of human trafficking will be permanently banned from operating commercial motor vehicles under a final rule announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The ban would apply to the operation of any vehicle for which a commercial driver's license or a commercial learner's permit is required. The rule was announced in July following submission of a final report and recommendations from the DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking.

To report human trafficking activity, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline by dialing toll-free 1-888-373-7888 or by sending a text to 233733....................READ MORE >

  First Student, Tyler Technologies Partner for New Tablet Software Pilot

  From School Bus Fleet:

PLANO, Texas - First Student has partnered with Tyler Technologies for a pilot program that will equip some of its school buses with new customized in-vehicle tablet software.

As part of the partnership, First Student has built a platform that can receive data from any major source and transform it into a common data set, according to a news release from Tyler. In addition, Tyler has developed a technology to pull that data into a custom tablet, powered by Tyler Drive software, so First Student can provide a consistent experience for their drivers, regardless of where the route data is coming from.

The integration between the tablet and First Student's back-end system, according to Tyler, is designed to connect various parts of its operations, including routes, drivers, vehicles, GPS, and payroll.

As part of the partnership, First Student has built a platform that can receive data from any major source and transform it into a common data set, according to a news release from Tyler.

"At First Student, our bus drivers drive more miles in a day than most school districts drive in a year, so we needed a strong partner that could help us develop a solution to address our unique needs," said Dean Suhre, senior vice president of performance improvement for First Student. "We believe Tyler's level of innovation matches our own, and we're excited about the pilot program we've launched to enhance our day-to-day operations."

First Student is currently piloting the tablet solution in seven districts across the country and plans to install the technology in most of its buses in the next two years, according to Tyler.............READ MORE >


 

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