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Situational Awareness Training for Light Rail: Looking Out for the Other Guy

Published on February 3, 2020

Situational Awareness Training for Light Rail: Looking Out for the Other Guy
  Situational awareness training is perhaps the most critical and most neglected aspect of preparing a mass-transit vehicle operator to get out on the road. Why is situational awareness so vital to transit operators? Just look at this dash-cam footage released by Houston’s METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County) According to reporters in Houston, … Continued

Using Simulator Technology to “Extend Your Senses” in Mass Transit

Published on January 6, 2020

Using Simulator Technology to “Extend Your Senses” in Mass Transit
  Simulator technology has proven to be a game-changer in training transit vehicle operators. Although we’ve seen these benefits throughout the transit sector, rail transit operators may reap some of the greatest rewards. Nigel Lindsey-King is a transit training professional and former Superintended of Surface Transportation Training for the Toronto Transit Commission. He has decades … Continued

Situational Awareness Training for Light Rail: Looking Out for the Other Guy

Published on February 3, 2019

Situational Awareness Training for Light Rail: Looking Out for the Other Guy
  Situational awareness training is perhaps the most critical–and most neglected–aspect of preparing a mass-transit vehicle operator to get out on the road. Why is situational awareness so vital to transit operators? Just look at this dash-cam footage released by Houston’s METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County): According to reporters in Houston, “Those near … Continued

How TTC uses training simulator to train safer operators.

Published on October 6, 2017

How TTC uses training simulator to train safer operators.
‘Any training moment we can dream up’ “Here we can create any training moment that we can dream up,” Lionel Jordan explained, “like training somebody in August how to operate in a snowstorm.” Read the full article on CBC here 

FAAC Breaks New Ground with Low-Cost, High-Fidelity Rail Simulatorns

Published on July 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI The advent of the new, portable FAAC MR-1000 Municipal Rail Simulator means that agencies on a budget now can obtain a powerful hands-on training solution. The MR-1000 simulator makes a small physical footprint but meets the most demanding rail operator training objectives for a variety of rail types, … Continued

FAAC Offers Certification at 6th Annual User Conference

Published on August 16, 2011

FAAC Incorporated is pleased to announce its 6th Annual User Conference will be held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California Oct. 11-14. FAAC hosts its annual conference to benefit customers through knowledge sharing, networking, and expert instruction. This year, FAAC is conducting the first-ever certification course for driving simulator instructors. “The Driving Simulator … Continued

FAAC Incorporated Announces $2.1M Contract from Bombardier for Toronto Light Rail Vehicle Simulator

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Arotech’s FAAC Incorporated Announces $2.1M Contract from Bombardier for Toronto Light Rail Vehicle Simulator Ann Arbor, Michigan – August 16, 2011 – FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation’s (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, has announced a $2.1 million contract for the Toronto Transit Commission’s Light Rail Vehicle simulator. The Light Rail Vehicle is a … Continued