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October 2014

Spotlight: Bentech meets range of public transit needs with specialized products

Bentech has worked with Bombardier to create aluminum attachment fittings for Toronto Transit Commission railcars being assembled at its Thunder Bay, Ontario plant and several transit agencies on driver's protection doors.

October 2014

2014 Women In Transportation: Veronique Hakim

Executive Director New Jersey Transit Newark, N.J.

September 2013

2013 Top 100 Transit Bus Fleets: Innovate with Tech, Green Vehicles

Alternatively-propelled vehicles total 16,434 and make up 25% of the fleet totals reported for 2013, with natural gas leading the way.

June 2013

2013 Top Rail Projects Total Reaches $99B

With $14.3 billion in projects, New York City Transit tops this year’s list, followed closely by the Toronto Transit Commission. Three new projects in Tucson, Ariz.; Detroit and Orlando, Fla., totaling $948 million, make their debut.

September 2012

Top 100 Bus Fleets: Meeting Demand, Challenges

Implementing a fuel transition program and buying used buses are some tactics this year’s respondents are turning to.

January 2012

Understanding the Complexity of Transit Safety

Safe transit systems are the reflection of how well safety has been ingrained into the fabric of systems and multiple sub-systems. When transit systems are not properly aligned, these systems and sub-systems will reach their safety limits, which may lead to catastrophic events.

September 2011

Balancing Demand, Funding Shortfalls Difficult for Top 200

As budgets and funding continue to shrink, demand continues to grow, as does the role public transportation plays in preserving the environment. Appropriately, many transit systems continue to innovate and make their case known, both at the federal and local levels. New York City Transit takes the top spot in this year’s survey.

February 2011

Open Fare Payment Systems Convenient for Riders, Transit Systems

One of the benefits of letting riders pay fares using a smart card-based bank card is it allows the transit agency get out of the ticket business. However, costs are still a problem due to transaction fees charged by the banks offering them.

September 2010

Despite Dwindling Tax Revenues, Top 100 Fleets Soldier On

As decreased revenue continues to impact transit agencies' budgets, many are continuing to find ways to become more efficient and remain a part of the entire intermodal solution. New York City Transit remains in the top spot of this year's survey.

June 2010

Top Rail Projects Exceed $80 Billion

With $14 billion in projects in the works, Toronto Transit Commission jumps from No. 15 last year to take 2010's No. 1 slot. ARRA funds are still having a big impact in the U.S.; however, ongoing budget issues and lack of federal transportation authorization still threaten many agencies and their ongoing projects.

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