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November 2013

Workforce Development: Who Will Run Transit Tomorrow?

Executive-level professionals are retiring in greater numbers. Industry organizations and agencies are putting training and mentoring programs in place to instill leadership skills and attract and advance more women and young people. Young employees say more work is needed to raise the industry’s visibility to bring in talent.

May 2013

Partnerships, Subsidies Help Curb Paratransit Costs

While saving money is the primary driver, agency efforts are resulting in providing communities with better, more customer-focused services.

April 2013

New OCTA chief takes helm

Under the direction of the board of directors, Darrell Johnson is responsible for planning, financing and coordinating Orange County’s freeway, street and rail development, as well as managing bus, commuter rail and paratransit service.

March 2012

OCTA’s ‘quiet zone’ rail program enhances safety, quality of life

Orange County (Calif.) Transportation Authority’s quiet zone program work included the enhancement of 52 railroad crossings and helped silence train horns for local communities.

August 2011

Paratransit Operators Cite Ever-Higher Demand

What’s new? Not much. Ridership is still high, and funding is still vanishing. Many providers are still looking to technology to cope and some are including new types of vehicles in their fleets. Travel training, which appears to be growing in popularity, may be a partial solution.

July 2009

Maximizing Route Efficiency with Software

With today's technology, routing software is used to create efficient schedules for dozens to hundreds of routes, factoring in numerous variables that include road conditions to union contracts.

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