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4 Ways Transit Agencies Can Amp Up Asset Management

Technology| February 20, 2018

Benefits include the prospect of ensuring quality, safety, and efficiency of their service through more confidence in budget projections, more formalized data collection, and efficient reporting procedures.

Generations of ‘Lessons Learned’ Help Holiday Tours Thrive

Motorcoach| February 19, 2018

The family-run business, which is celebrating its 40th year in business, was named METRO Magazine’s Motorcoach Operator of the Year at the 2018 UMA EXPO.  

Technology| February 15, 2018

Moving to the Cloud to Improve Agency Efficiency, Customer Experience

As transit agencies look to move ITS and other systems to cloud-based servers, the doors open to integrate with other technologies to both improve efficiencies and the passenger experience.

Rail| February 14, 2018

Fort Worth 'FLIRTs' with New Train Tech for Airport Link

The FLIRT 3 (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) vehicles, built by Stadler Bussnang AG of Switzerland, are the first of this model type to operate in the U.S.

Motorcoach| February 13, 2018

UMA: Time for the Industry to 'Start Growing Again'

The annual Expo, which took place in San Antonio, struck a positive note with recent regulation reductions.

Management & Operations| February 12, 2018

Q&A with APTA Chair and JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.

METRO Managing Editor Alex Roman spoke to Ford about his APTA initiatives and federal funding, as well as the JTA’s autonomous vehicle test track, which launched in December.

Motorcoach| January 29, 2018

TCS named 2018 Innovative Operator of the Year at ABA Marketplace

Since 2012, the family-owned coach company has experienced an approximate 20% growth year-over-year, which has come from new business and some small acquisitions, and expanded its fleet from 18 to 61 motorcoaches.  

Management & Operations| January 5, 2018

Publisher's Perspective: Demand for on-demand transportation integration rises

Demand-response services are not new, of course. Jitney services, which route dynamically based on passengers’ needs, have been around for literally centuries, back to horse-and-coach days.

Management & Operations| January 4, 2018

Seating Manufacturers Design for Efficiency, Hygiene

Cleanliness, weight reduction, and technology drive recent innovations in the transit and motorcoach seating industry.

Motorcoach| December 29, 2017

Top 50 Motorcoach Fleets Focused on Growing Business, Recruiting Drivers

While finding drivers and maintenance personnel is still a real issue for operators, many have not only used the web to revamp their approach to recruit drivers, but also market their operations to increase utilization rates. New for 2018, this year’s list is ranked by most motorcoaches, rather than most vehicles as it has in the past.  

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