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San Diego MTS Begins Transition of Smaller Vehicles to Propane Autogas

Bus| April 13, 2017

Long a proponent of alternative fuels, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) recently added 31 minibuses and 46 paratransit buses to begin transitioning its smaller vehicle fleet to propane autogas.

NAU’s Shuttle Connects Students to Campus, Public Transit

University| April 13, 2017

the university provides campus shuttle service to help students, faculty, and staff get around campus, while also looking to minimize the amount of driving and traffic that often occurs around a university campus.

Accessibility| April 13, 2017

Step by Step: Designing and Building Accessible Bus Stops

Conducting an assessment of your existing stops, identifying needed improvements, designing a consistent look-and-feel for your system of stops and shelters, budgeting, and developing an implementation plan are other important steps in the process toward more accessible public transportation.

Bus| April 13, 2017

Publisher's Perspective: Managing the LRT vs. BRT discussion

The list of bus rapid transit (BRT) projects in North America continues to grow. The most commonly cited reasons for growth, include cost-effectiveness, implementation speed, and a wide flexibility of applications.

Management & Operations| April 13, 2017

Delivering Customers the ‘Best Possible Experience’ Drives Pacific Coachways

The father-son team of Tom and Michael Giddens, recently named METRO Magazine’s Operator of the Year, has added new technologies that have helped them increase efficiencies and improve regulatory compliance.

Security and Safety | April 13, 2017

Passenger Seating Options Maximize Safety and Convenience

A ruling by NHTSA now requires three-point seatbelts on certain vehicle classifications, while less traditional transit layouts more easily accommodate passenger’s needs and power outlets allow them to charge their devices while en-route.

Rail| April 13, 2017

How the Tokyo Metro Handles Rush Hour to Operate On Time

To help alleviate the crowding during rush hour, the company developed a promotion that incentivized people to use the train during off-peak hours instead

Bus| April 13, 2017

BRT Focus: Orange County Transportation Authority - Orange, Calif.

The agency's two limited-stop routes offer more frequent service and faster commute times along two of the County's busiest transit corridors.

Management & Operations| February 28, 2017

Digital Signage Advances Help Deliver Info to Riders in Real Time

Improvements on tap include readability, customization, and solar-powered products, while passenger information display options range from service arrival times and weather updates to surveillance footage.

Management & Operations| February 28, 2017

Fare Payment Upgrades Leverage Latest Tech Advancements

With mobile app and chip-enabled payments trending toward the norm, transit agencies are looking to add those capabilities to their systems to make paying fares simple, while also speeding up boarding times and increasing efficiencies in the process. METRO takes a look at some fare collection upgrade projects around the nation as well as the tech driving those changes.

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