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April 2012

Operator of the Year: Northfield Lines Expands Operation Via Fleet, Customer Diversification

Over the past 23 years, John (pictured) and Larry Benjamin, co-owners of the Minnesota-based business, have built up their companies to become award-winning motorcoach and school bus operations. Meanwhile, the industry says goodbye to Larry, a well-loved member who made invaluable contributions through the UMA.

April 2011

BRT Survey: Land Use is Top Hurdle for Projects

Funding did run a close second, at 23 percent. Several survey respondents cited difficulties of complying with regulations across multiple municipalities and jurisdictions, including traffic signal priority agreements.

February 2009

Krapf Turns Family Bus Route into Multi-Faceted Business

Working on motorcoaches and buses nearly his entire life has taught METRO magazine’s Operator of the Year award winner Dale Krapf, chairman of the board, Krapf Bus Companies, how to adapt and grow in an industry that is constantly in flux and comes with multiple opportunities disguised as challenges.

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