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Pub Perspective: Growth in contracting gives agencies more tools in the toolbox

Management & Operations| July 10, 2017

As public transportation budgets and political support have grown in the U.S. and elsewhere, so too has the interest in using private operators. Whether out of local political climate or a desire to have more flexible options for delivering services, outsourcing presents both challenges and opportunities.

Advancing Railway Communication, Control with Sound Networking

Rail| July 10, 2017

To meet growing capacity concerns and deliver wireless networks that can meet on-board entertainment expectations, effective signaling is becoming vitally important for the control and reliability of local, regional, and national railway systems.

Motorcoach| July 10, 2017

Stout's Transportation: Forward Thinking and a Passion to 'Be the Best'

With family roots in the school bus business, the Trenton, N.J.-based ground transportation company’s philosophy focuses on its customers, employees, and offering fleet diversity.

Management & Operations| July 10, 2017

Q&A: Lauren Skiver, GM/CEO of SunLine Transit Agency

At SunLine, which also recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, Skiver leads an agency that operates 14 local fixed-routes, one express line, a commuter service, and curb-to-curb paratransit. It is also extremely progressive in its usage and testing of alternative fuels, including hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electric buses.

Technology| June 12, 2017

San Diego MTS adopts LiDAR technology to enhance track assessment

It’s similar to Google’s Street View system, which offers users panoramic views from on-the-ground positions along many streets and neighborhoods in the world.

Security and Safety | June 12, 2017

Publisher's Perspective: Is your state ready for safety oversight?

In the wake of several serious rail accidents, Congress enacted tougher safety oversight requirements of states, with threats of withholding federal funds for both rail and bus transit agencies throughout each entire state that did not comply.

Motorcoach| June 12, 2017

How to Sell Your Motorcoach Services on More than Just Price

While cost-conscious consumers are often looking for the best value, there are other factors they should weigh, including the quality of the service they are paying for, safety, and customer service. Effectively learning to sell those finer points to potential customers can greatly impact your bottom line.

Rail| June 12, 2017

2017 Rail Project Focus: Detroit, Phoenix, and Seattle

An in-depth look at the recently completed QLine streetcar in Detroit, as well as rapid expansions and community support for Ariz.’s Valley Metro Rail and Seattle’s Sound Transit, where both agencies are spearheading aggressive plans to grow their rail systems.

Rail| June 12, 2017

Florida’s Brightline to Boost Intercity Train Travel

The first phase of the express passenger rail service, costing more than $1 billion, will connect the region’s main Central Business Districts of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, while Phase 2 will connect Orlando.

Government Issues| June 12, 2017

2017 Consultant Roundtable: Industry Focused on Full Transportation Network Thinking, Finding Funding Solutions

Today, projects are being planned with an eye on how they will fit into the larger multimodal transportation picture, rather than simply moving people along its route. 

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