Silver lining for suppliers

Posted on August 28, 2008 by Dan Reichard

We talk about how escalating gas prices are favorably affecting ridership.  Little is said about the other favorable fallout: how the flurry of ridership increases has pushed transit services beyond capacity, forcing agencies to bolster their fleets.

It’s a good sign for the suppliers to the public transit industry who find themselves scurrying to meet public agencies' demand for more equipment -- or at the very least try to speed up deliveries.  It’s a public hardship that has turned into a good situation for the manufacturers, and a situation much needed by industry suppliers -- a big boost to the overall economy.

Until next time,


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