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01/14/2020

 


  ABA announces partnership for rapid response, legal programming


   From Metro:

The American Bus Association (ABA) and USLAW NETWORK announced a partnership that provides ABA members with direct access to USLAW's rapid response transportation attorneys through a dedicated web portal plus jurisdictional and legal resources.

USLAW is the exclusive legal content provider of the ABA, including articles, legal updates, webinars, and educational programming.


The American Bus Association (ABA) and USLAW NETWORK announced a partnership that provides ABA members with direct access to USLAW's rapid response transportation attorneys through a dedicated web portal plus jurisdictional and legal resources.

The American Bus Association (ABA) and USLAW NETWORK announced a partnership that provides ABA members with direct access to USLAW's rapid response transportation attorneys through a dedicated web portal plus jurisdictional and legal resources.

USLAW is the exclusive legal content provider of the ABA, including articles, legal updates, webinars, and educational programming.

"Accidents and incidents happen and not always when you are near the office, with this new partnership, USLAW's team of lawyers will be ready to help ABA members rapidly and from anywhere in the country," said Peter Pantuso, ABA president & CEO.

As part of the partnership, there is a co-branded (USLAW/ABA) Accident Rapid Response tool that includes dedicated primary and alternate contacts searchable by state and by zip code plus Canada.......... READ MORE  >

 


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  CDTA unveils first zero-emission transit buses in upstate New York

New Flyer of America Inc. today celebrated the launch of the Capital District Transportation Authority's (CDTA) new zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE&trade; heavy-duty transit buses in Albany, New York.<br><br>


   From Bus Ride:

New Flyer of America Inc. today celebrated the launch of the Capital District Transportation Authority's (CDTA) new zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ heavy-duty transit buses in Albany, New York.

The buses were unveiled during today's launch event and demonstration ride facilitated by CDTA Chief Executive Officer Carm Basile and CDTA Board Chairman Jayme Lahut, alongside Congressman Paul Tonko and New York State Assembly members Patricia Fahy, Phillip Steck, and John T. McDonald III.

In addition to delivering four 40-foot, battery-electric buses, New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ was also selected to provide and commission four Siemens direct current depot chargers that conform to Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE) J1772 Combined Charging System Type 1 standards.

"New Flyer is thrilled to celebrate CDTA's launch of the first battery electric transit buses in upstate New York," said Chris Stoddart, President at New Flyer. "We are proud to support the transition to zero-emission with buses, technology, and infrastructure solutions that help CDTA achieve its mission to improve mobility. With the adoption of zero-emission buses, CDTA is enhancing accessibility, reducing the region's carbon footprint, and advancing infrastructure to meet the mobility needs in Albany and the surrounding communities."

CDTA is a multi-modal public transit agency, delivering comprehensive transit services to the Capital District of New York (including the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady) and completing over 16 million passenger trips per year for a community of almost 800,000 people. In 2017, the American Public Transportation Association awarded CDTA......... READ MORE  >


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  South Dakota District Implements AAA School Bus Safety Program


   From School Bus Fleet:

VERMILLION, S.D. - A school district here recently implemented a new patrol program to enhance student safety in and around the school bus.

Vermillion School District joined the American Automobile Association's (AAA) School Safety Patrol program to make its students more aware of school bus safety guidelines, Jon Cole, the resource officer for Vermillion Middle School, told School Bus Fleet.

The AAA School Safety Patrol program is designed to enlist the help of students (with their parents' permission) as volunteer patrol officers, according to Cole.

"Students act as assistants to the bus driver and help remind students of proper bus safety and rules, along with reporting any incidents that may occur to the bus driver or school administration," he said. "They can also assist with younger children crossing the street safely or helping kids off the bus during an emergency evacuation."

Students are selected to participate in the program based on a variety of factors, such as their interests, behavior, academic achievement, and attitude toward others, Cole added. He also said that currently only the district's seventh and eighth grade students are chosen to participate in the program because they are more likely to ride on the school bus than the district's high school students who tend to drive........READ MORE  >
 

 
Vermillion School District joined the American Automobile Association's (AAA) School Safety Patrol program to make its students more aware of school bus safety guidelines, Jon Cole, the resource officer for Vermillion Middle School, told School Bus Fleet.

Middle school students from Vermillion (S.D.) School District participate in the American Automobile Association’s School Safety Patrol program to promote proper school bus safety among their peers. Photo courtesy Vermillion School District



 

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