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October 2014

2014 Transit Bus Fleet Survey: Top Fleets Taking Steps to Attract Growing Markets

With usage amongst millennials and Baby Boomers gaining popularity, many agencies are reporting measures to pull more of these segments onboard, including targeted marketing programs and increased technologies. Meanwhile, the amount of alternative-fueled vehicles has nearly doubled over the last 10 years.

September 2014

2014 Paratransit Survey: Ridership Sees Steady Increase, Travel Training on the Rise

Sixty-six percent of operators cited an increase in rides delivered, with an average of 13% reported. More than one-half tap travel training programs to help alleviate demand on fixed-route, while only 16% use taxis to supplement fleets.

September 2012

Transit Implements Control Tactics to Combat Fare Evasion

Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Atlanta are putting an end to ‘free rides’ with fare inspection crackdowns. L.A. Metro, like Atlanta, is locking its fare gates, ending the unofficial honor system.

January 2009

Hybrids, Fuel Prices Top Topics at BusCon '08

While a bevy of vehicle manufacturers showcased their hybrid models on the show floor, industry experts discussed alternative-fuel options, 2010 engine emissions standards and steps to achieve better fuel economy.

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