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Rail travel safe in Europe despite string of accidents, experts say

Rail| April 1, 2001
Despite a string of fatal rail accidents, the European Union (EU) said train travel remains one of the safest ways of getting around the continent.

Some changes, but commitment to quality continues

Management & Operations| April 1, 2001
This will be my last column as editor and associate publisher of METRO.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Industry groups work to develop 12 bus standards

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has taken the lead in developing a set of transit bus technical standards.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Airlines’ failure provides lesson for bus operators

I hate to fly. No, I’m not afraid of flying, but I hate the inconvenience of flight delays and cancellations, faulty baggage handling and lengthy waits on the tarmac because of overcrowded gates.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Cooling a Repowered Bus Presents Significant Challenges

The design limitations of cooling systems on older buses have created plenty of hurdles as New York City Transit repowers a portion of its fleet to curtail emissions.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Clean-Fuel Technology Gains Ground at Urban Bus Fleets

Some of the country’s largest transit fleets are accelerating their alternative-fuel programs, with CNG, clean diesel and hybrid buses leading the pack. Meanwhile, fuel-cell propulsion remains in development.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Got Wheels?

Award-winning fixed-route service meets needs of California city’s younger population by improving access to community programs.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Future Bus Engine Now in Politicians’ Hands, Says Koci

Vice chairman and CEO of Detroit Diesel looks at world trends in bus propulsion.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Smooth Sailing for Oahu Transit Services, Despite Economic Slump

Hawaii’s recessionary economy hasn’t prevented Oahu’s transit system from delivering award-winning service and advancing in the areas of safety, efficiency and maintenance.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Getting the Word Out About Motorcoach Travel

With the industry at a standstill, associations form plans to help revitalize business. Ideas for better marketing the industry.

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