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October 2014

2014 Women In Transportation: Ann Dawson-August

Executive Director Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Birmingham, Ala.

May 2014

Metrolink Leads the Way as PTC Deadline Looms

The California rail system turns from tragedy to triumph as it moves toward completing positive train control installation on its rail lines by 2015. The expedited effort was spurred in part by the 2008 collision that killed 25 passengers. For many systems, though, gaining radio frequency spectrum remains a challenge.

November 2013

How sustainability can save transit agencies money, build community support

Making more sustainable choices for fuel, power and water can save big money.

September 2013

2013 Women In Transportation: Lauren Skiver

Lauren Skiver achieved goals when she was tapped as the CEO for the Delaware Transit Corp., operating the DART First State statewide transit system, a mid-size property with 500 revenue vehicles, which also runs contracted commuter rail through SEPTA.

September 2013

SEPTA enhances customer outreach through Twitter

@SEPTA_Social’s major advantage as a customer service tool is that agents can use it to talk to many people at once, as opposed to phone calls and emails which can only help one customer at a time.

June 2013

APTA Bus Roadeo test skills, fosters learning

This year, SEPTA won the overall Grand Champion Award, which recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team combined score.

February 2013

Passengers Seek More Ways to Pay Fares

Transit agencies across the country are discovering that passengers want to pay for fares the same way they pay for everything else — with their own bank cards or smartphones.

January 2013

Transit Systems Find Creative Ways to Generate Revenue

Agencies are looking beyond conventional ads and tapping new technology, such as virtual grocery stores, regenerative braking and Groupon, to bring in more funds.

July 2012

Copper wire thefts hinder rail services

Metal scavengers have stolen copper wires from SEPTA's tracks. The agency is spending up to $500,000 yearly to repair and replace the damaged equipment.

March 2012

Transit moves to open fare payment

While the technology is still evolving, transit systems are hoping to outsource collection activities, reduce risk, and refocus time and effort on meeting their core goal: transporting people.

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