Designed by Q’Straint and manufactured by 4One, the Q’Pod is a fully integrated forward-facing wheelchair securement station for transit wheelchair passenger transportation. The Q’Pod features a unique three-point system, bumper card, integrated shoulder belt, integrated wheelchair securement, Xpress Delay, a slim-profile flip seat and simplified operation, allowing for quicker securement times and reduced vehicle dwell time.
BAE Systems HybriDrive technology powers more than 2,700 buses in cities across North America and Europe. To date these vehicles have transported more than a billion passengers, accumulated more than 150 million miles, saved more than 10 million gallons of diesel fuel and prevented more than 100,000 tons of carbon emissions. The technology combines power sources, high-efficiency electric drives and electric accessories.
BRC Coach & Transit
BRC Coach & Transit provides bus collision repair and refurbishment, mechanical services, frame straightening, interior repair, graphics and signage, refinishing, fire restoration, electronic rebuild, towing and transportation, and storage services. With 30 years of experience, BRC offers more than 100,000 square feet of facilities in Calgary, Alberta and Las Vegas, Nev., and has three 60-foot frame paint booths and a 175-ton frame straightening machine.
Revenue Management/Payment Processing Systems
Cubic gives customer choices in how to migrate from closed to open payment systems that comply with banking, contactless card, communications and transit industry standards. Enabling mobile payment and bank card acceptance at the point of fare payment is one way to achieve greater convenience and service for customers. Cubic will demonstrate its technology expansion in this area, as well as highlight the services it provides to enable transit operators to improve the efficiency of agency’s revenue management system and focus on their core business of transit services.
Fogmaker North America LLC
A patented fire suppression system that uses water mist as an alternative to the existing dry powder and chemical systems, Fogmaker has been used on transit buses and other applications for the last 15 years. A high-pressure mist is deployed in seconds by a nitrogen-charged accumulator and eliminates the heat, oxygen and fuel combustion in the engine compartment when a fire is detected. It can drop the temperature from 1,600 F to under 200 F in just a few seconds, keeping much of the wiring, plastic, fiberglass and other components from melting or being made inoperable.
HASTUS is the software solution designed to optimize public transportation. With its modular design, it integrates tools for planning and scheduling, operations, passenger information and analysis. GIRO will be showcasing the Web-based modules BidWeb and SelfService. BidWeb adds flexibility to the bid process for roster assignment and vacation selection by allowing employees to view availabilities and submit preferences via the Web. The SelfService module improves access to information by allowing operators to view their work assignments and various reports online, submit absence requests and overtime preferences, and view and acknowledge receipt of messages.
INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc.
MOBILEdash, INIT’s new iPhone app, provides concise statistical fleet status data at the touch of a finger. MOBILEdash runs within the phone’s Web browser providing daily operational reports on fleet performance, using a traffic light metaphor. MOBILEdash integrates with the phone’s communications capabilities, e.g. mail, text messages and calls, and provides context-sensitive delegation. This means that the specific person to contact is predefined based on the key performance indicator you are looking at. With MOBILEdash, statistical information is extracted from a database backend. The exported data is put on the company’s Intra- or Internet. No intermediate provider or app store is required.