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October 2014

Exclusive: METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade

Whether it’s providing billions for transportation initiatives to shaping legislation, or launching an innovative bus rapid transit project, the “Influential” leaders on this list have worked to make public transportation better.

October 2014

Tech Report: Increasing energy efficiency in transportation with ultracapacitors

Ultracapacitors are used in a variety of industries ranging from automotive, rail, truck and bus, amongst others.

October 2014

Spotlight: Bentech meets range of public transit needs with specialized products

Bentech has worked with Bombardier to create aluminum attachment fittings for Toronto Transit Commission railcars being assembled at its Thunder Bay, Ontario plant and several transit agencies on driver's protection doors.

October 2014

Motorcoach Operators, Public Transit Teaming to Offer More Options

Through public-private partnerships, both entities are able to service customers and diversify their businesses, while solving complicated transportation issues in the areas they serve.

October 2014

Exclusive: Bus Fires- Best Practices for Reducing the Risk

SP Fire Research is leading the way for more effective fire suppression systems by establishing a certification process and test method for testing fire suppression systems against known fire threats and environmental conditions specific to bus engine environments.

October 2014

Q&A: FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan

Prior experience working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area prepared her well for tackling transportation and transit issues on the national stage.

October 2014

2014 Women In Transportation: Sanja Zlatanic, PE

VP, Chief Tunnel Engineer HNTB Corp. New York City

October 2014

2014 Women In Transportation: Vicki Woolridge

Government Affairs Manager South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Pompano Beach, Fla.

October 2014

2014 Women In Transportation: Eve Williams

CEO/President Dikita Enterprises Dallas

October 2014

2014 Women In Transportation: Mary Shaffer

Public Relations Broward County Transit Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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