Yesterday, members of the media had a chance to preview our upcoming sbX rapid transit service firsthand. They were invited to climb aboard one of the new 60-foot rapid transit vehicles for a ride-along and a tour of the newly completed Cal State University station. Safety was the key message of the day.
The implementation of dedicated bus-only center lanes will require some adjustment for pedestrians and motorists unused to the concept. Omnitrans has released the safety tips video below, along with a detailed infographic, designed to educate the community on the new rules of the road.
Raising public awareness is critical as sbX enters testing phase this month in preparation for its April launch of service. Operations management will simulate operating conditions and test communication systems such as the traffic signal prioritization system.