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4 Ways Transit Agencies Can Amp Up Asset Management

Technology| May 7, 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.

University of Arkansas' Razorback Transit Partners to fill Crucial Need

University| May 3, 2018

To combat a shortage in qualified maintenance technicians, Razorback Transit teamed with NWTI to create an internship-type program. 

Motorcoach| May 1, 2018

Intercity Bus Lines Picking Up Speed with New Service Strategies

The most recent expansion of services has been more nuanced, generally spurred by a desire to fill gaps in the system, improve connectivity with Amtrak, and strengthen existing routes with new intermediate stops.

Sustainability| April 30, 2018

L.A. Metro 'Ups the Ante' with Zero-Emission Fleet Plan

The transition to electric buses, Metro believes, can be paired with workforce development programs to bolster the local economy and create jobs and a pathway to the middle class for Angelenos.

Accessibility| April 26, 2018

Cost-Cutting Strategies for Your Paratransit Program

Transit agencies must provide a multimodal, door-to-door solution for all their riders. In doing this, they can reduce paratransit costs, improve ridership, and remove inefficient fixed routes.

Rail| April 25, 2018

Seattle's Floating Bridge is High-Tech Light Rail Link

The I-90 Track Bridge is part of the East Link project, a 14-mile extension of Sound Transit’s Link light rail system from downtown Seattle to Redmond scheduled to begin revenue service in 2023.

Management & Operations| April 24, 2018

Key Steps to Finding a New Public Transit CEO

While the basic requirements essentially remain the same, the changing face of public transportation’s role in communities is having an impact on transit boards when they are searching for a new leader.

Management & Operations| April 23, 2018

Q&A with Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton B. Forbes

METRO Magazine Managing Editor Alex Roman talked to Forbes about the agency’s workforce development program, its route maximization project, and his plans for the future of Palm Tran.

Technology| March 27, 2018

Mobile Surveillance Systems Eye Safety, Accountability

The latest innovations in mobile surveillance units feature wide-angle cameras and automatic video retrieval, as well as hybrid options for transit agencies looking to transition from analog to digital.

Technology| March 26, 2018

Publisher's Perspective: More agencies commit to zero-emission buses

A growing number of agencies are purchasing zero-emission buses, primarily involving batteries as the energy storage of choice. As with any procurement choice, the reasons for the growing trend vary by city, but the primary rationale has been a political commitment to the cleanest propulsion possible.

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