Transit News

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 Builds Industry’s First Vertical Screen Array for Transit Driving Simulators New Viewing Concept Expands Instructors’ Capability; Adds Functional Realism

Published on September 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI – FAAC’s new vertically optimized screen array is being deployed for the first time after a recent contract award in Ontario. Company engineers have developed a configuration for very large format flat panel monitors, installed vertically to create a ‘sidewalk-to-sky’ viewing angle. The transit application of this engineering … Continued

JTA unveils new bus simulator

Published on March 25, 2015

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Lynx drivers to get new simulation training

Published on March 24, 2015

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Nashville MTA Upgrades Simulator Training Department with FAAC’s MB-2000

Published on August 7, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority instructors may have just taken possession of their new FAAC driver training simulator, but this is not its first bus roadeo. MTA instructors have been using driving simulation as part of their overall training program for years. So when it came time for an … Continued

RGRTA’s Simulator Upgrade Gives Instructors a More Robust Training Platform

Published on June 24, 2014

DFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI –  The old adage is that if something is not broken, don’t ‘fix it.’ But as the Rochester-Genessee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) points out, the adage does not say anything about an upgrade. RGRTA recently received a substantial improvement to its transit operator simulation system by its original … Continued

Busy First Quarter for FAAC Transit Simulator Deliveries Reasons for Purchase are Varied, but Benefits Have Wide Appeal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI FAAC’s engineers and installers have had a busy spring filling orders for new and upgraded transit driver training simulators from agencies across the country. New driving simulators are headed to: • TAPS in Sherman, Texas; • LYNX in Orlando, Florida; • MTA in Nashville; • Capital Area Transit … Continued

New TAPS training simulator to have regional appeal

Published on May 7, 2014

By Nate Strauc Herald Democrat Writing government grants is a lot like fishing. You bait the hook with data and statistics, cast the line into the great bureaucratic unknown, and then you wait. For quasi-governmental agencies like TAPS Public Transit, those fishing lines can look more like financial lifelines, and the more lines you have … Continued

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