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2010-12-15 00:00:45

During extreme winter weather conditions motorists and students should to stay alert and use extra precaution around school buses. Riding a school bus is the safest way to get to and from school. First Student, Inc., North America's largest provider of school bus transportation, shares important winter weather school bus safety information. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) December 14, 2010 Frigid winds, snow and ice trigger important winter weather safety reminders to motorists, students and...

2010-12-14 05:50:00

LONDON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading UK coach and minibus hire provider, Coach Broker, are celebrating following the successful launch of their brand new coach hire website. The transport provider's main site has undergone a complete overhaul with the addition of flashy new computer graphics, exclusive images and a new logo design ready for the New Year. As an internet based company, Coach Broker's website is an incredibly important and powerful marketing tool. Using...

2010-12-05 00:13:34

The Limousine Operator of the Year Award is given in three categories, small, medium and large operators. The threshold for large operator was operating more than 31 vehicles. RMA's Washington, DC area fleet consists of over 100 vehicles. (Vocus/PRWEB) December 03, 2010 RMA Worldwide was selected as the Large Operator of the Year by Limo Digest Magazine on November 9th in Atlantic City. It was a night to remember at the culmination of the annual limousine trade show with an awards dinner...

2010-11-17 08:09:00

Azure Dynamics announces 10 Balance(TM) Hybrid Electric bus sales to a variety of customers across North America The new buses will be among the first to carry the Johnson Controls-Saft lithium ion battery pack OAK PARK, MI, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation's (TSX: AZD)(OTC:AZDDF), a world leader in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles, today announced that it...

2010-11-10 04:00:00

GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Proterra Inc, a leading maker of zero-emission commercial transit solutions, today announced that five major urban transit agencies received more than $25 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase 20 fast charge battery electric transit buses and 4 EV charging stations. The only vehicles that can meet the specifications in the grants are Proterra's EcoRide BE35(TM) buses and FastFill(TM) Charging Stations. The...

2010-11-09 11:30:00

WIXOM, Mich., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Acromag has released new MIL-STD 1553 bus modules to interface avionics and weapons subsystems to an embedded control system. Two versions of the 1553 bus interface module are available. The IP570 is an Industry Pack ANSI/VITA-4 card that plugs into VME, CompactPCI, and PCI bus mezzanine carrier cards or high-performance single-board computers. IOS-570 models are designed for use within Acromag's I/O Server industrial PC, a small fanless box...

2010-10-28 14:44:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland Public Schools, a national leader in the deployment of clean, safe and cost-effective propane-powered school buses, hit the road with the district's first factory-installed Type A small propane school buses this month, thanks to Collins Bus Corporation and its Boring, Oregon-based distributor Western Bus Sales. "Portland Public Schools started using propane buses in 1983 because of concerns about increasing conventional fuel prices and...

2010-10-22 00:00:40

Most Improved Revenue in Mobility Rental Services at the Kansas State Fair Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 21, 2010 Scootaround Inc. has received the Apex Award for Most Improved Revenue at the Kansas State Fair. Providing scooter and wheelchair rentals for the 350,000+ person fair, Scootaround was able to meet the event requirements while at the same time improving on their previous year's award winning revenues for the show. "Our traveling fleet of scooters is operated by the most experienced...

2010-10-15 10:53:00

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Four next-generation fuel cell-powered hybrid-electric transit buses were introduced today in Hartford, joining an earlier generation bus that began service in 2007. The new buses will be operated by Connecticut Transit (CTTransit) and are equipped with UTC Power fuel cell systems. UTC Power is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "We're delighted to have continued opportunities in our home state to demonstrate the benefits of...

2010-10-12 14:57:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are 13 times safer than passenger cars and nearly 10 times safer than walking or biking to school. Unfortunately, cell phones, texting devices and mp3 players can distract students, presenting a risk as they walk to and board the school bus. First Student, the nation's leader in student transportation, joins the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT) to recognize...


Latest Bus Reference Libraries

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2010-10-01 18:30:17

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) was designed to establish communication between devices and a host computer and is intended to replace many types of serial and parallel ports. The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a standard for peripheral devices that began development in 1994. It was originally intended to make it essentially easier to connect external devices to computers by replacing the many connectors that computers had and simplifying software configuration of all the devices connected to...

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2010-09-13 13:36:36

A motherboard is the central printed circuit board in most modern computers and holds many of the vital components of the system as well as provides connectors for other peripherals. Before the microprocessor was introduced, computers were usually made in a card-cage case or mainframe with the gears connected by a backplane that consisted of a set of slots connected with wires. In much older designs the wires were discrete connections between card connector pins, but printed circuit boards...

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2010-09-09 11:48:20

A bus is a subsystem that has the ability to transfer data from different computer components, whether in the same computer or two separate ones. Historically, the first computer buses were quite literally parallel electrical buses that had several connections. Today, however, the term bus can be used to describe any component of a computer that has a similar function or intent. A common example of a present day computer bus is a universal serial bus (USB). Computer buses were first created...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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