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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.

Vehicle lift wheel dolly

Vehicle lift wheel dolly
Stertil-Koni’s high lift wheel dolly is designed to allow alignment of a dual tire assembly with the brake drum to the axle tube to be completed efficiently and accurately.

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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Engaging Young Riders is Key to Transit’s Continued Growth

With young people using public transit more often, it would be prudent for transportation organizations to seek the input from the millennial demographic. “Philadelphia is a college town, with young adults from around the world coming here to study at our region’s many academic institutions,” said SEPTA GM Joseph Casey. “Many of these students stay in the area after they graduate. SEPTA wants to make them lifelong riders of our system and has made an effort to reach out to this group, showing th

Are your bus operators square?

If you are in transit, you know this question has nothing to do with lifestyle and everything to do with left hand turns. And in transit, we prefer squares. For the sake of clarity, we are talking about the difference between taking extra care to square off a left-hand turn as opposed to simply rounding the turn. A square turn involves setting up the pivot point of the bus and by its very nature requires the operator to conduct the turn at a much slower rate of speed.

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Will you be using public transit for your summer vacation?