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

Management & Operations| April 23, 2018

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.

Mobile Surveillance Systems Eye Safety, Accountability

Technology| March 27, 2018

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.

Technology| March 22, 2018

Creating a Social Media Strategy to Grow Your Coach Business

Creating content that people within your niche can reference or repost will help you gain organic and targeted followers who will engage with you and will result in new and recurring business, as well as establish your authority.

Rail| March 21, 2018

Rebuilt Rail Hub is 'Economic Catalyst' for Chicago Community

The $203 million reconstruction of the CTA’s Wilson Red Line station on the city’s North Side included replacing century-old track structure, building a brand new stationhouse, and creating a new rail transfer point.

Sustainability| March 20, 2018

As Tech Matures, Transit Agency Usage of Electric Buses Evolves

With many early pioneers now moving to larger implementation, advances are making it more possible for the vehicles to be used in a variety of service applications, although how to install the infrastructure necessary for large-scale operations is a task that needs to mastered.

Management & Operations| March 19, 2018

Q&A with Lextran GM Carrie Butler

METRO Magazine’s Managing Editor Alex Roman spoke to Butler about Lextran’s day-to-day challenges, its alternative-fuels program, and how the lack of federal funding could impact the agency and the community it serves.

Management & Operations| February 22, 2018

Publisher's Perspective: A good year for new service openings, but not funding certainty

The New Year that just began should be a good one for the launching of new rail and bus rapid transit lines and extensions to existing networks, with the project schedules we’ll look at below.

Motorcoach| February 19, 2018

Generations of ‘Lessons Learned’ Help Holiday Tours Thrive

The family-run business, which is celebrating its 40th year in business, was named METRO Magazine’s Motorcoach Operator of the Year at the 2018 UMA EXPO.  

Technology| February 15, 2018

Moving to the Cloud to Improve Agency Efficiency, Customer Experience

As transit agencies look to move ITS and other systems to cloud-based servers, the doors open to integrate with other technologies to both improve efficiencies and the passenger experience.

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