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July 2014

How Contractors are Providing Solutions for Transit’s Challenges

Whether reallocating fleet assignments or revamping an organization’s safety culture, private contractors are tapping innovative technologies and programs to create solutions for the challenges faced by today’s public transit systems.

December 2012

Valley Metro Strives for Balanced Ad Policy

Less than a year after the system’s debut, talks of an ad policy emerged after vendors showed interest in displaying full wrap or panel advertisements on the new light rail vehicles.

July 2011

Consultant Achievements: Valley Metro Rail's Phoenix West project

InfraConsult staff members have been involved with the development of the METRO system since the early planning days and are currently providing public involvement and communication strategies services for an 11-mile planned extension of the system, the Phoenix West project.

June 2011

Travel Training Options Help Take the Pressure Off Paratransit Services

Transit agencies are relieving some of the costs coming from paratransit programs with travel training mobility centers, in-person assessments and more flexible bus routes.

May 2011

Valley Metro music video campaign educates, entertains riders

Valley Metro's online music video campaign, "Valley Metro Notes," consists of 11 songs from six local bands, showing in an entertaining way how to use the transit system. The campaign is geared toward high school, college students and older, with the caveat of not alienating any other demographic.

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Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

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