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NOV-DEC 2014

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40 < m ETRO m AGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 business briefs INIT COMPLETES BC PROJECT BC Transit partnered with INIT for an advanced automatic vehicle location and real-time passenger information system for the Kelowna RapidBus line. The strategy comprised the implementation of INIT's onboard computers, interactive driver terminals, emergency alarms, digital signage and audio announcements on the buses. ARBOC INSTALLS SINGLEPOINT WI-FI SOLUTIONS ON NEW VEHICLES SinglePoint Communications and ARBOC Specialty Vehicles manufactured buses with Wi-Fi In Motion Moovbox solutions for one of ARBOC's clients. The Spirit of Freedom buses with the new technology creates a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot allowing travelers to access the internet on laptops, tablets and other devices. Chicago puts 2 New Flyer electric buses in service Two New Flyer Xcelsior® XE40 battery-electric heavy-duty transit buses entered regular transit service with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). The buses, equipped with 300 kWh of energy storage providing a range of up to 120 miles on a single charge, were delivered earlier this year as part of a contract awarded to New Flyer in June 2012. The vehicles are equipped with a Siemens electric drive system, as well as electric subsystems and accessories currently used on New Flyer's Xcelsior XDE40 diesel-electric hybrid bus.

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