Author: Stephanie Lewis

Tips for protecting your vehicles from the silent threat of corrosion

The buses, motorcoaches, and vans that traverse our roadways every day routinely face harsh conditions — highway debris, dirt and dust, chemicals, and salts — that can compromise performance and shorten their lifespan. Since transit fleets represent a significant financial investment, smart fleet managers continually look for ways to maximize the productive life and value

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California High School to Teach Autonomous Vehicle Repair

A school district in California is partnering with the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority and autonomous electric shuttle maker Local Motors to provide technical education related to autonomous vehicles. Read More

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CUTR Transportation Webcast: Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, Clean Cities coalitions foster the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies. Nearly 100

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Extreme Weather and New Engines Drive Growing Demand for Stertil-Koni SKYLIFT Wash Bay in Fleet Maintenance Shops

The combination of extreme weather conditions and new engines that tend to run hotter, has increased the demand across North America for vehicle lifts that are specifically engineered for wash bay conditions — this according to a new industry overview from Stertil-Koni. Learn more

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What Netflix has to do with Predictive Maintenance

Let’s travel back in time for a bit — back to a time when Blockbuster was still in every neighborhood. You would walk in and see hundreds, if not thousands, of different movies to choose from. Unless you were going there for a specific movie, it was challenging to sift through all the different options,

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From the Ground Up: How Tire Care Impacts Vehicle and Fleet Safety

With National Tire Safety Week (May 28-June 3) coming up, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC stresses that proper tire care has a direct impact on the effective operation of higher-level safety systems, from brakes to collision mitigation. Learn more

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Fleet Assessments: A Key Step in Planning for the Future

Now more than ever, fleet assessments are smart business because transit agencies are asked to do more with less and budget constraints force agencies to run cars well past their 30-year design life. An undiagnosed fleet-wide component failure on an aging vehicle can singlehandedly cripple a transportation system, but a midlife assessment is a process

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GILLIG to Offer Fuel-Saving Technology from Allison Transmission for its Buses Beginning in April

GILLIG LLC has announced it will offer FuelSense 2.0 featuring DynActive Shifting beginning in April. The innovative new method of shift scheduling from Allison Transmission delivers up to 6 percent additional fuel savings beyond original FuelSense software. Learn more

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Cummins Filtration Introduces FleetguardFIT, a Filtration Monitoring System

Cummins Filtration has announced FleetguardFIT, the first complete real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics. Learn more  

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Tracking and Investigating the Performance of Alternative Fuel Buses – Quarterly Reports

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has engaged the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) to collect and report performance and cost data related to the operation and maintenance of transit vehicles in Florida. CUTR made repeated attempts to collect performance and cost data for both fixed route and paratransit vehicle fleets. Recognizing the difference

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About us

TMAARC was developed through the insight, innovation, and funding from the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Office of Freight, Logistics and Passenger Operations. TMAARC is administered and managed by the University of South Florida’s (USF) Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR).