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October 31, 2014

Report: Alabama not funding public transportation

The report claims a lack of investment in public transit results in the isolation of people who...

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October 31, 2014

Canadian bus driver safety bill gaining momentum

Bill S-221 would amend the Criminal Code to require courts to consider it an aggravating circumstance...

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October 30, 2014

6 transportation ballot initiatives to watch

The initiatives include Pinellas County, Fla.’s “Greenlight Pinellas” plan, which would increase...

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October 29, 2014

Amtrak forms 'Blue Ribbon Panel' to address Chicago rail gridlock

Panel members on the Chicago Gateway Initiative include Jack Quinn, former U.S. Congressman and...

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FEATURES

METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade

Whether it’s providing billions for transportation initiatives to shaping legislation, or launching an innovative bus rapid transit project, the “Influential” leaders on this list have worked to make public transportation better.


Q&A: FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan

Prior experience working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area prepared her well for tackling transportation and transit issues on the national stage.


2014 Women In Transportation: Sanja Zlatanic, PE

VP, Chief Tunnel Engineer HNTB Corp. New York City


2014 Women In Transportation: Eve Williams

CEO/President Dikita Enterprises Dallas




DEPARTMENTS

Pub Perspective: Too much reliance on consultants?

Many times, agencies feel they need to hire the least expensive consult team to help guard taxpayer money. My consultant contacts tell me this approach may violate state and federal laws.



Following string of incidents, FRA 45-day Metra investigation to focus on safety

Set to focus on Metra’s program of operational tests and inspections for all its operating crews, with special emphasis on training, qualification and testing of locomotive engineers.

Former T&I Chairman and champion of ‘intermodality’ Oberstar dies

James Oberstar, former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) and long-time transportation advocate, died in May at age 79.



Pub Perspective: The most important P in PPP is the last one

The first thing to understand about P3s is that they are primarily a money-saving strategy and are still expected to earn a return on investment.

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