Region spends $1.27 million on bus simulator

News Jan 18, 2018 by Adam Jackson Waterloo Chronicle

The Region of Waterloo has agreed to purchase a $1.27 million bus simulator for Grand River Transit.

The purchase, made official at Wednesday night’s council meeting, brings the region up to speed with other local municipalities, said Thomas Schmidt, commissioner of transportation and environmental services.

“What it allows us to do is most of our bus drivers that we hire start with a G licence and we train them, so we are able to train them in a safe environment,” said Schmidt.

Schmidt said it can simulate situations that cannot be replicated in real life, such as pedestrians running in front of vehicles.

It comes with map layouts, but it will be customized to look like real roads in the city.

“Can we put an Ion train on there?” joked Chair Ken Seiling.

Dave Jaworsky, mayor of Waterloo, noted that he’s pleased to see the region using progressive technology when it comes to training.

 


Region spends $1.27 million on bus simulator

Move brings them up to speed with other municipalities

News Jan 18, 2018 by Adam Jackson Waterloo Chronicle

The Region of Waterloo has agreed to purchase a $1.27 million bus simulator for Grand River Transit.

The purchase, made official at Wednesday night’s council meeting, brings the region up to speed with other local municipalities, said Thomas Schmidt, commissioner of transportation and environmental services.

“What it allows us to do is most of our bus drivers that we hire start with a G licence and we train them, so we are able to train them in a safe environment,” said Schmidt.

Schmidt said it can simulate situations that cannot be replicated in real life, such as pedestrians running in front of vehicles.

“What it allows us to do is most of our bus drivers that we hire start with a G licence and we train them, so we are able to train them in a safe environment." — Thomas Schmidt, commissioner of transportation and environmental services

It comes with map layouts, but it will be customized to look like real roads in the city.

“Can we put an Ion train on there?” joked Chair Ken Seiling.

Dave Jaworsky, mayor of Waterloo, noted that he’s pleased to see the region using progressive technology when it comes to training.

 


Region spends $1.27 million on bus simulator

Move brings them up to speed with other municipalities

News Jan 18, 2018 by Adam Jackson Waterloo Chronicle

The Region of Waterloo has agreed to purchase a $1.27 million bus simulator for Grand River Transit.

The purchase, made official at Wednesday night’s council meeting, brings the region up to speed with other local municipalities, said Thomas Schmidt, commissioner of transportation and environmental services.

“What it allows us to do is most of our bus drivers that we hire start with a G licence and we train them, so we are able to train them in a safe environment,” said Schmidt.

Schmidt said it can simulate situations that cannot be replicated in real life, such as pedestrians running in front of vehicles.

“What it allows us to do is most of our bus drivers that we hire start with a G licence and we train them, so we are able to train them in a safe environment." — Thomas Schmidt, commissioner of transportation and environmental services

It comes with map layouts, but it will be customized to look like real roads in the city.

“Can we put an Ion train on there?” joked Chair Ken Seiling.

Dave Jaworsky, mayor of Waterloo, noted that he’s pleased to see the region using progressive technology when it comes to training.