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September 27, 2016
BusCon '16 features more than 80 buses, debuts maintenance forum

This year's event definitely had something for everyone, including the most buses on one North American show floor, a closer look at issues set to impact transit maintenance professionals, an up-to-date look at electric buses and a the BusCon Connect hosted buyers program. 



Uber turning to facial recognition to improve safety

As of Friday, drivers will now be asked to take a photo of themselves "periodically" before starting a session where they accept rides and the photo will be matched against a picture Uber has on file.



Flint MTA adds 16 propane Blue Bird buses

The commercial version of the Blue Bird Propane Vision, which comes with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty, is Altoona-test rated for 350,000 miles or 10 years.



School launches navigational app for bus riders with visual impairments

The micronavigation app provides user-submitted navigational clues to help bus riders with visual impairments locate outdoor bus stops more precisely.



NY MTA upgrades My Alerts email, text alert system

Customers are now able to request service information at specific times of the day within 30-minute intervals.



San Diego MTS adds first of 77 propane buses to fleet

The new paratransit buses are 2016 Starcraft Allstars on Ford E-450 chassis. The minibuses are 2016 El Dorado National-Aero Elite 320 on Ford F-550 chassis.



Collaborative Consultants Ease Rail and Transit Industry Demands

Consultants can provide specialized engineering support to transit agencies, helping them address a variety of needs and filling a gap left by retiring senior staff. 


Seattle taps CH2M to deliver BRT expansion program

This BRT program, which is part of the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, will provide high-quality transit throughout some of the densest areas of Seattle.

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