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Pub Perspective: Ways to combat declining nationwide bus ridership

Bus| May 3, 2017

Many operators large and small have been staring at a disturbing trend in recent years — declining patronage. Fortunately, a few cities have bucked the trend, with ideas which will and must be shared as widely and as soon as possible.

Streetcar design, tech advances give owners greater flexibility in alignments

Rail| May 3, 2017

Modern streetcars have been successfully inserted into the built environment without the need for additional right-of-way and with minimal disturbance to existing on-street parking spaces, streets, or utilities, allowing owners to bring greater mobility to urban areas once thought too complex for streetcars.

Modeling Future Mobility: New Challenges Demand a Broader Scope

Connected and autonomous vehicles could represent a breakthrough in surface transportation with potentially profound implications for land use, travel behavior, transportation investments, safety, and economic productivity.

Motorcoach| May 3, 2017

3 Ways to Boost Your Motorcoach Business Online

It is now necessary to not only have a website but to learn how to drive traffic to it using organic Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, and/or social media. While the steps an operation can take are relatively cheap and simple, they do require a bit of time and manpower.

UITP Brings Modern Mobility Message to Montréal

Key topics to be covered include autonomous vehicle technology and new transport services and their potential to redefine how transit authorities plan and improve public transport.

Rail| May 3, 2017

Toronto's Union Station Undergoes Revitalization, Restoration Program

Several critical factors had to be considered throughout, including uninterrupted rail operations, safe pedestrian flow through the station, adequate egress capacities, fire/emergency access, ongoing power and systems operations, and feasible constructability.

Sustainability| May 3, 2017

Denver 'Charges Up' Fleet for Key Downtown Route

RTD introduced an all new low-floor electric shuttle bus fleet for its 16th Street Mall route, which serves 45,000 passengers on an average weekday, making it the agency’s single-busiest bus route.

Accessibility| May 3, 2017

How Transit Agencies are Alleviating Demand for Paratransit Services

With ridership and costs up on systems around the nation, many are looking for ways to not only eliminate some of those costs, but also, in many cases, expand mobility for seniors and people with disabilities.

Q&A: Jarod Varner, Executive Director/CEO at Rock Region METRO

In the summer of 2013, Jarod Varner was named executive director and CEO of Rock Region METRO — the central Arkansas-based public transit system serving three million passengers per year via fixed-route bus service, streetcar, and paratransit service.

Bus| April 13, 2017

San Diego MTS Begins Transition of Smaller Vehicles to Propane Autogas

Long a proponent of alternative fuels, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) recently added 31 minibuses and 46 paratransit buses to begin transitioning its smaller vehicle fleet to propane autogas.

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