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September 2014

BYD Passes Altoona Testing, Set to Make Big Leap Into the Market

As transit agencies continue to look at ways to both improve their environmental footprint and save money, the interest in all-electric buses has steadily increased.

September 2014

Sonoma County Strengthens Commitment to CNG with New Fleet

With intercity routes forming the core of the agency's route network, the new fleet features high-back reclining seats and Wi-Fi.

September 2014

N.C. Transit Agency Bans So-Called 'Saggy Pants' on Buses

Recently, the N.C.-based City of Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) adopted a new rule that calls for people who wear so-called “saggy pants” to pull them up or risk being barred from riding the system.

September 2014

2014 Paratransit Survey: Ridership Sees Steady Increase, Travel Training on the Rise

Sixty-six percent of operators cited an increase in rides delivered, with an average of 13% reported. More than one-half tap travel training programs to help alleviate demand on fixed-route, while only 16% use taxis to supplement fleets.

July 2014

Pub Perspective: Too much reliance on consultants?

Many times, agencies feel they need to hire the least expensive consult team to help guard taxpayer money. My consultant contacts tell me this approach may violate state and federal laws.

July 2014

Consultant Roundtable: Leading the Charge to Capitalize on New Transportation Mindset

Nine industry experts weigh in on key transportation topics. Whether it is maintaining and growing ridership on public transportation or taking advantage of new project delivery methods, many believe it is important to embrace today’s more modern approach to living, working and playing.

July 2014

A/C Trends: Rooftop Systems Impacting the Marketplace

Manufacturers continue to examine industry trends and requirements to provide the latest green, lightweight and efficient rooftop units in response to customer demand.

July 2014

How Contractors are Providing Solutions for Transit’s Challenges

Whether reallocating fleet assignments or revamping an organization’s safety culture, private contractors are tapping innovative technologies and programs to create solutions for the challenges faced by today’s public transit systems.

July 2014

Following string of incidents, FRA 45-day Metra investigation to focus on safety

Set to focus on Metra’s program of operational tests and inspections for all its operating crews, with special emphasis on training, qualification and testing of locomotive engineers.

July 2014

Practicum focuses on innovative funding, financing solutions

The event was hosted by APTA and CUTA and held prior to APTA’s Rail Conference in Montreal in mid-June.

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