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CNG engine oil

CNG engine oil
BRAD PENN Compressed Natural Gas Engine Oil is a premium multi-viscosity lubricant specifically designed for use in compressed natural gas fueled vehicles.

Video recorders

Video recorders
The RoadRecorder series offers high-definition recording and utilizes both hard-disk drive and solid-state recording to create redundant data storage, according to the company.

Tire lifter

Tire lifter
The new Tire Lifter is designed to make it easier for one person to lift heavy tire and wheel assemblies from horizontal to vertical.

White Papers

Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

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Motorcoach
The Motorcoach Transit Channel provides information on the latest motorcoach news, with research, reports and industry links. With all the technological and equipment innovations being developed, examine which ones make sense to implement in your motorcoach operation to enhance cost...
University
The University Transit Channel focuses on the needs of university transportation professionals. This channel offers practical, timely information for bus operators at colleges and universities in North America. University transit leaders discuss funding and cost saving measures...



 
MAGAZINE

OCTOBER 2014

DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue

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Emergency Plans: How Transit Prepares for the Worst

What constitutes a “normal” day in the transit industry? In an instant, regular service can be halted due to an accident, fire or unattended package. In most cases, these incidents are quickly resolved and routine operations are restored after minor disruption, but there is always a chance that a situation can escalate into a large-scale event, requiring the response of a transit agency’s emergency and operations personnel, working alongside a community’s first responder units.

Deprogramming the New Hire Candidate

Well, another BusCon has come and gone and this year’s gathering was again the place to be. The abundant networking opportunities, the various presentation topics and the industry’s latest offerings made it a win — for all! I would like to thank all of you that were part of the standing room only audience that attended the session given by my colleague Steve Mentzer and I, representing L-3.

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Will you be using public transit for your summer vacation?