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New Maintenance Forum, Buyer's Program and More Bolster BusCon 2016

Bus| November 23, 2016

The event, held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 19 to 21, featured an expanded show floor and educational sessions touching on everything from electric buses to how to implement a succession plan.

Heard in the aisles at BusCon 2016

Bus| November 23, 2016

We spoke to attendees of BusCon to find out what their greatest challenges were and how they are working to solve them. Here are their responses:

Pub Perspective: 2016 was a year of rapid expansion, 'breakthrough' tech

Government Issues| November 23, 2016

As mentioned in my Fact Book column, much of how we will look back on 2016 depends on what happens in November, which will be past our press time. Yet 2016, to date, was quite momentous,
even without the election results.

Anatomy of a Rail System Shutdown, Reconstruction

Rail| November 23, 2016

In order for scheduled repairs to take place when subway ridership was at its lowest all year, the Maryland Transit Administration undertook an unprecedented plan to shut down the central core of the 33-year-old subway system for 21 days.

Tulsa Transit Speeds Up with BRT, New Securement System

Accessibility| November 23, 2016

Recent approval of a sales tax plan provides the agency with its first-ever dedicated funding and a chance to jump-start multiple projects.

5 Tips for Financing Your Next Motorcoach

Motorcoach| November 23, 2016

Purchasing a new or used vehicle is a huge expense, so it’s important to understand why you need the new piece of equipment, how you will use it, and what financial information needs to be provided.

Going Green in Rail Transport: Maximizing Rail Systems’ Electrical Energy Recovery

Rail| September 22, 2016

Using regenerative braking for rail vehicles can help transit agencies return energy to the system and save money. LTK's TrainOps software helps transit agencies determine how to implement these systems.

Collaborative Consultants Ease Rail and Transit Industry Demands

Management & Operations| September 22, 2016

Consultants can provide specialized engineering support to transit agencies, helping them address a variety of needs and filling a gap left by retiring senior staff. 

Transit Infrastructure Must Be Made Resilient to the Effects of Climate Change

Sustainability| September 20, 2016

The transportation system of metropolitan New York was significantly impacted by Superstorm Sandy — including New York City subway and Amtrak rail tunnels damaged by flooding — and the after effects are still being addressed.

Kansas City's Starter Streetcar Line is Sustainable, 'Smart' Endeavor

Rail| September 20, 2016

Since voters green-lit the project by approving its major funding source in 2012, some $1.7 billion in economic development has initiated around the 2.2-mile streetcar line.

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